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Prudential Financial, Inc.
Janet Gillespie, 973-802-8012

21 December 2015

Prudential Group Insurance Names David Zona Chief Operations Officer

NEWARK, N.J., December 21, 2015 - David Zona has been appointed as Chief Operations Officer for Prudential Group Insurance, a business of Prudential Financial, Inc (NYSE:PRU). In this role, he will lead all underwriting, claims and service delivery functions across Prudential Group Insurance and is responsible for developing and implementing a strategy that optimizes service, profitability and risk management.

“David’s broad organizational leadership experience, approach to risk portfolio management and success delivering significant improvements leveraging predictive analytics is a tremendous asset to our business,” said Andrew Sullivan, president, Prudential Group Insurance.

Before joining Prudential Group Insurance as Chief Underwriting Officer earlier this year, Zona served as senior vice president with Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS), the global industrial insurer of Allianz Group. He was responsible for the operating results of their commercial lines business in the northeast region. Previously, he served as Senior Vice President and Chief Underwriting Officer at Allianz-owned Fireman’s Fund Insurance. Zona’s experience also includes significant leadership positions with Nationwide Insurance and American International Group.

He has a Master of Science in Risk Management & Insurance from Georgia State University and an MBA from Duke University. He earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Florida.

Prudential Group Insurance manufactures and distributes a full range of group life, long-term and short-term disability and corporate and trust-owned life insurance in the U.S. to institutional customers primarily for use in connection with employee and membership benefit plans. The business also sells critical illness, accident, accidental death and dismemberment and other ancillary coverages and provides plan administrative services in connection with its insurance coverages. Group Insurance coverages strive to facilitate protection from risks that are difficult to predict, thus fostering overall financial wellness for employees and their families.

Prudential Financial, Inc. (NYSE: PRU), a financial services leader, has operations in the United States, Asia, Europe, and Latin America. Prudential’s diverse and talented employees are committed to helping individual and institutional customers grow and protect their wealth through a variety of products and services, including life insurance, annuities, retirement-related services, mutual funds and investment management. In the U.S., Prudential’s iconic Rock symbol has stood for strength, stability, expertise and innovation for more than a century. For more information, please visit

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