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December 18, 2014

Securian honored with Keystone Award for Charitable Giving

Giving and volunteerism date to the company’s founding in St. Paul in 1880

ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Securian Financial Group is the Large Company honoree for this year’s Minnesota Keystone award.

Every year the Minneapolis Regional Chamber of Commerce recognizes companies that donate at least two percent of their pretax earnings to the community with the Keystone award. Securian and its foundation have awarded more than $20 million in grants over the last 10 years and employees donated thousands of hours to community service.

“Securian stood out because of its long-term and deeply engrained commitment to the community,” said Todd Klingel, chamber president and CEO. “The company’s volunteer programs are expansive and heavily layered into the corporate culture.”

Securian participates in eight local mentoring programs for children and teens. The company set up a unique program at the Urban Academy Charter School in downtown St. Paul to provide mentoring and assist students with reading skills. Securian also has provided funding and volunteers to BestPrep and Junior Achievement for more than 30 years.

“Helping the next generation achieve personal and academic success is a Securian community volunteer priority,” said Bob Senkler, CEO and chairman, Securian Financial Group. “Throughout our 134-year history, sharing our good fortune has been imbedded in Securian’s culture.” Senkler accepted the award for Securian December 11 at a luncheon honoring the new Keystone members.

About Securian Financial Group

Since 1880, Securian Financial Group and its affiliates have provided financial security for individuals and businesses in the form of insurance, investments and retirement plans. Now one of the nation’s largest financial services providers, Securian is the holding company parent of a group of companies that offer a broad range of financial services.

About Minnesota Keystone

The Minnesota Keystone Program was founded in 1976 by 23 Minnesota companies to recognize charitable giving and set an example for other Minnesota companies. The commitment of Keystone participants promises to sustain Minnesota’s spirit of generosity and sense of community.

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