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January 29, 2016

Securian promotes Brent Lesmeister to Group Insurance national sales vice president

ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Securian Financial Group has promoted Brent Lesmeister to national sales vice president of its Group Insurance division. Lesmeister, who has worked for Securian for 18 years, including 12 years in Group Insurance sales, is responsible for leading the company’s sales of group benefits to large employers.

“Brent has been a key contributor to our rapid growth in the intensely competitive group benefits market,” said Bruce Shay, Securian executive vice president and head of Group Insurance. “Brent’s demonstrated record of sales results makes him a natural fit for this leadership position.”

Lesmeister joined Securian in 1997 right out of St. John’s University in Collegeville, Minn., as part of the company’s management development program. He joined the Group Insurance division in 1999 and worked in underwriting before transitioning to sales in 2003. Over the past 12 years, Lesmeister has led Securian’s Group Insurance sales in the southern region of the United States—helping Securian become the nation’s third-largest direct writer of group life insurance.*

About Securian’s Group Insurance division

Securian’s Group Insurance division offers financial protection to millions of people through employers across the United States. Clients include 64 Fortune 500® companies and 21 state governments. As of the end of 2014, Securian’s insurance company affiliates—Minnesota Life Insurance Company and Securian Life Insurance Company—had more than $914 billion group life insurance in force.

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.

*Direct group life insurance in force as of December 31, 2013, on a consolidated basis as reported in the annual statement policy exhibit state pages. Data Source: SNL Financial LC. This statistic reflects the insurance company affiliates of Securian Financial Group, Inc.—Minnesota Life Insurance Company and Securian Life Insurance Company.
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