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First Investors Corporation - Rajeev Sharma Joins First Investors Management Company, Inc.

New York, NY, September 30, 2009 --( First Investors Management Company, Inc. (“FIMCO”) is pleased to announce that Rajeev Sharma has joined its portfolio management team.1 Mr. Sharma serves as Co-Portfolio Manager of the First Investors Investment Grade Fund and the First Investors Life Series Investment Grade Fund.

Prior to joining FIMCO, Mr. Sharma was employed by Lazard Asset Management, LLC in New York as a Vice President and Senior Corporate Credit Analyst. From 2002 until 2005, Mr. Sharma worked at Standard & Poor’s Rating Services as an Associate Director, Corporate Ratings.

Mr. Sharma has an MBA from Cornell University and a Master of Science degree in electrical engineering from the University of Pennsylvania. Prior to obtaining his MBA, Mr. Sharma worked for Lockheed Martin as an engineer.

“I’m very happy to welcome Rajeev to First Investors,” said Clark D. Wagner, Director of Fixed Income for FIMCO, “his experience in the field of corporate bonds and his unique background make him an asset to our team.”

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1First Investors Management Company, Inc. (“FIMCO”) is the registered investment adviser responsible for portfolio management and accounting for the First Investors mutual funds, as well as the underlying portfolios of the variable annuities and variable life insurance products offered by First Investors Life Insurance Company. In addition to the buying and selling of securities, FIMCO maintains all records and calculates pricing on a daily basis.

For more complete information about any of the First Investors funds or variable products, you may obtain a free prospectus by contacting your local representative, writing to the address below, calling (800) 423-4026, or visiting our website at You should consider the investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses carefully before investing. The prospectus contains this and other information, and should be read carefully before you invest or send money. An investment in these products is not a bank deposit and is not insured or guaranteed by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) or any other government agency.

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Nancy Ferraro