Allianz Life Named to Working Mother’s 100 Best Companies List for Third Consecutive Year

Company Recognized for Employee Programs Supporting Career and Life

MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–For the third consecutive year, Allianz Life Insurance Company of North
America (Allianz
) has earned a spot on the Working
Mother 100 Best Companies list
, ranking number 76, rising 11 spots
from 2015. The 100 Best Companies are featured in the October/November
issue of Working Mother and on Allianz Life
was recognized for its outstanding leadership in creating progressive
programs for its work force, advancement of women professionals,
flexibility, child care and paid parental leave. Allianz Life employs
approximately 1,700 people in the Twin Cities metro area.

“We have many working mothers at Allianz Life, including several members
of our senior management team,” said Allianz Life President and CEO
Walter White. “The contributions of our working mothers are critical to
the success of our company, and we are committed to providing the
work-life flexibility, comprehensive employee benefits, and personal
development programs of highest value to this key group.”

Developing High Performing Women

Recognized for the career development of women professionals, Allianz
Life received top ranking scores because of their support of women’s
issues and advancement. Employees can participate in a Women’s
Leadership Exchange that offers coaching programs and engages
high-performing women. This group also has career advancement
opportunities that include mentoring partnerships, networking events and
career development projects.

In addition to professional development, Allianz Life offers various
benefits like paid bonding leave, caregiving leave, adoption aid and
services for parents raising children with special needs. Allianz Life
also supports its employee’s physical, mental and financial health. The
company provides a wellness program that includes an on-site fitness
center and easy access to preventive care such as smoking cessation, flu
shots and on-site mammograms. Employees can access healthy food and
at-work meditation for reducing stress. Financial advisors, tools and
guidance are also available to support financial fitness.

Working Mother of the Year

Submitted with the 100 Best Companies application, Allianz Life
nominated Diane Gates, vice president of Allianz Investment Management,
to be the company’s 2016
Working Mother of the Year
. She was nominated because of her
commitment to the health and safety of children and families. Besides
being a mother of two, Gates began volunteering nearly 10 years ago with
the Tubman family crisis and support services organization in
Minneapolis. She is currently on their board of directors as the
Treasurer and Finance Committee Chair. Gates also represented Allianz
Life by participating in a women’s leadership panel during a
professional development event in the Twin Cities, sharing her career
development insights with attendees. She also devotes time to mentoring
and coaching others across the organization.

“Of all the titles I have had in my life, ‘Mama’ is the one of which I
am most proud and worked the hardest to earn. I am grateful for the
support Allianz Life has given my family so I can be successful as a
mother and a professional, instead of one at the expense of the other,”
said Gates. “Having our twins at the on-site daycare center has been a
huge benefit. It has provided rich development for my kids, a foundation
for my family and work balance, and is a prime example of one of the
many benefits offered by Allianz Life.”

About the Working Mother Top 100

For 30 years, the Working
Mother 100 Best Companies
has honored companies that support working
families. The 100 Best collects data and raises awareness of new
programs designed to help working moms and all employees thrive at work
and home. The analysis includes responses to more than 500 questions on
workforce representation, child care, flexibility programs, leave
policies and more. The 2016 Working Mother 100 Best Companies were
weighted on representation of women, advancement programs and flexible
work options.

About Allianz Life Insurance Company of North

Life Insurance Company of North America
, one of FORTUNE’s 100 Best
Companies to Work For in 2016, has been keeping its promises since 1896.
Today, it carries on that tradition, helping Americans achieve their
retirement income and protection goals with a variety of annuities and
life insurance products. In 2015, Allianz Life provided a total of $2.4
billion in benefit payments that supported policyholders’ financial
objectives. As a leading provider of fixed index annuities, Allianz Life
is part of Allianz SE, a global leader in the financial services
industry with 142,000 employees in more than 70 countries worldwide.
More than 85 million private and corporate customers rely on Allianz
knowledge, global reach, and capital strength to help them make the most
of financial opportunities. For more news about Allianz Life, follow us
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Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America
Dahlstrom, 763-765-7763