Local New York Life Executive Named to Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Board

Paul Holmes Tasked to Assist with Business Plan and Legislative Agenda

Raleigh, NC, September 23, 2011 --(PR.com)-- Paul Holmes, managing partner for the Raleigh office of New York Life Insurance Company (http://www.raleighnyl.com), has been selected for the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce (GRCC) Government Affairs Board, which seeks to support a pro-business agenda through unique programs and legislative initiatives that enhance Wake County’s quality of life, including a revitalized downtown, improved public transportation and maintaining a top-notch public school system. The board, responsible for the crafting and implementation of the GRCC government affairs business plan and legislative agenda, is also active in local arts and entertainment.

Holmes has worked for New York Life since 1998 and is actively involved with the many causes in the community, including Comfort Zone Camp, Triangle Family Services and 46 other organizations and charities.

“I am excited to join the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Board,” said Holmes. “It is an honor to help other leading members of the business community support the chamber in keeping Raleigh one of the top places to live and work in the nation.”

- For more information on the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce, visit http://www.raleighchamber.org.

About New York Life :
New York Life Insurance Company, a Fortune 100 company founded in 1845, is the largest mutual life insurance company in the United States* and one of the largest life insurers in the world. New York Life has the highest financial strength ratings awarded to any life insurer by all four of the major credit rating agencies. Headquartered in New York City, New York Life’s family of companies offers life insurance, retirement income, investments and long-term care insurance. New York Life Investments** provides institutional asset management and retirement plan services. Other New York Life affiliates provide an array of securities products and services, as well as institutional and retail mutual funds. Please visit New York Life’s website at http://www.newyorklife.com for more information.

*Based on revenue as reported by “Fortune 500, Ranked within Industries, Insurance: Life, Health (Mutual),” Fortune magazine, May 5, 2011. See www.money.cnn.com/magazines/fortune for methodology.

**New York Life Investments is a service mark used by New York Life Investment Management Holdings LLC and its subsidiary, New York Life Investment Management LLC.

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