AXA is a Proud Gold Sponsor of the 2016 New York City Pride Festival

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–AXA, a leader in financial protection and retirement, announced today
that it is an official gold sponsor of NYC
Pride 2016
 (June 20-26), one of the largest Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual
and Transgender (LGBT) events in the nation.

“AXA has a long and proud history of supporting the LGBT community. We
look forward to continuing to send our message of support, particularly
to those affected by the tragedy in Orlando, through our sponsorship of
NYC Pride as well as our companywide participation,” said David Karr,
chairman of AXA Advisors and executive sponsor of the AXA Pride Employee
Resource Group (ERG). “Diversity and inclusion are part of AXA’s core
values, and we are committed to fostering a culture that enables every
employee to bring their whole selves to work each day.”

AXA was an industry pioneer in offering insurance benefits to same-sex
couples, and the company was recently recognized as one of the “best
places to work” for LGBT equality
by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC)
Foundation, earning a perfect score of 100 percent on their 2016
Corporate Equality Index
for a third consecutive year. AXA’s Global
and National ERGs, “Allies@AXA Pride” and “AXA Pride” both create and
sustain an AXA presence in the LGBT community, fostering advocacy and
action across the 64 countries where AXA’s employees and clients live
and work.

NYC Pride Week Event Timeline

  • To kick off NYC Pride week, AXA will be participating in the Family
    Movie Night
    event on June 21st at Pier 63 where the public is
    invited to stop by an AXA booth for fun, kid-friendly activities.
  • On June 25th, the “AXA Pride” ERG and “AXA Fit” employee
    community group are teaming up to participate in the 35th
    annual Front Runners New York LGBT Pride Run
    in Central Park.
  • On June 26th, AXA employees will march
    down Fifth Avenue in the largest Pride celebration in the world. Be on
    the lookout for the AXA float!
  • After the March, participants can visit the AXA booth at PrideFest,
    the annual LGBT street fair and concert series located on Hudson
    Street between Abingdon Square and West 14th street.

AXA will also be celebrating Pride at our other primary office
locations. On June 18th, AXA will participate in (CNY)
in Syracuse and AXA is proud to sponsor the Charlotte
Pride Parade and Festival
on August 20-21st.

Following Pride month, AXA Advisors will be hosting an LGBT Summit July
14-15 in San Francisco. This annual educational conference is attended
by our diverse and dedicated teams of financial professionals and
provides a forum to discuss how best to serve the life and retirement
needs of the LGBT community.

For more information about AXA Pride, visit our Diversity
and Inclusion
 section. Follow us on Twitter @AXA_US and engage using
the hashtag #AXAPride. For a recap of the 2015 Pride March, watch AXA’s highlight

About AXA

“AXA” (also referred to as “AXA US”) is a brand name of AXA
Equitable Financial Services
, LLC and its family of companies,
including AXA Equitable Life Insurance Company (NY, NY), MONY Life
Insurance Company of America (AZ stock company, administrative office:
Jersey City, NJ), AXA Advisors, LLC, and AXA Distributors, LLC. In
business since 1859, AXA Equitable Life Insurance Company is a leading
financial protection company and one of the nation’s premier providers
of life
and annuity
products distributed to individuals and business owners through its
retail distribution channel, AXA Advisors, LLC (member FINRA, SIPC) and
to the financial services market through its wholesale distribution
channel, AXA Distributors, LLC (member FINRA, SIPC).

(also referred to as “AXA Group”) is a Paris-headquartered
holding company for a group of international insurance and financial
services companies, including AXA Equitable Financial Services, LLC
companies. AXA S.A. is a worldwide leader in financial protection
strategies and wealth management with 103 million clients in 64
countries as of Dec. 31, 2015. AXA S.A. has been ranked the No. 1
insurance brand in the world by Interbrand
for seven consecutive years as of Oct. 5, 2015.

The obligations of AXA Equitable Life Insurance Company and MONY Life
Insurance Company of America are backed solely by their claims-paying
ability. Find AXA on FacebookTwitter and LinkedIn.
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