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Pacific Life's Retirement Solutions Division Realigns Its Sales Organization

New Structure Is Another Step in a Division-Wide Transformation

NEWPORT BEACH, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 04/14/14 -- Pacific Life recently announced the realignment of sales operations in its Retirement Solutions Division (RSD) as a next step in the division's ongoing transformation with an eye toward managing growth. Previously focused almost entirely on variable annuities, RSD has swiftly become a multi-product provider of retirement solutions. Its offerings now include a wide variety of variable annuities, fixed annuities, and retail mutual funds.

Chris van Mierlo, chief marketing officer and senior vice president of sales for RSD, made the announcement. The organizational changes are as follows, and all listed personnel report directly to van Mierlo.

Stuart Holland was promoted to the newly created position of vice president, retail sales. His responsibilities include managing sales of variable annuities, fixed annuities, and mutual fund products in all three of the division's retail distribution channels. He will also manage the division's mutual funds field resources, national sales managers, internal sales desk, and retirement plan consultants.

George Paulik assumed responsibilities as national sales manager for the Independent Planners Channel. Mike Miranne was promoted to Paulik's former role as national sales manager, Financial Institutions Channel. Tom Marks was promoted and, as of February 1, became regional sales manager of the Financial Institutions Channel, Central. Jack Hunter remains the national sales manager for the Regional/Wirehouse Channel and also continues to lead the coordination of field sales efforts with Edward Jones.

In the area of sales support, John White has the new role of vice president, sales support, with responsibilities that include national accounts, broker/dealer services, conference planning, sales training, and sales reporting.

"Providing our distribution partners with exceptional products, sales support, and service is our number one goal," says van Mierlo. "To do that, we constantly take stock of the environment, our distributors' needs, and assess how we can best help them grow their businesses and serve clients. We've had a long track record of success in those areas. I believe our new sales structure will keep the momentum going for an even longer time to come."

About Pacific Life
Offering insurance since 1868, Pacific Life provides a wide range of life insurance products, annuities, and mutual funds, and offers a variety of investment products and services to individuals, businesses, and pension plans. Pacific Life counts more than half of the 100 largest U.S. companies as its clients. For additional company information, including current financial strength ratings, visit Pacific Life online at www.PacificLife.com.

Pacific Life refers to Pacific Life Insurance Company and its affiliates, including Pacific Life & Annuity Company. Client count as of May 2013 is compiled by Pacific Life using the 2013 FORTUNE 500® list.

Insurance products are issued by Pacific Life Insurance Company in all states except New York and in New York by Pacific Life & Annuity Company. Product availability and features may vary by state. Each company is solely responsible for the financial obligations accruing under the products it issues. Insurance product and rider guarantees are backed by the financial strength and claims-paying ability of the issuing company.

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"I believe our new sales structure will keep the momentum going," said Chris van Mierlo, chief marketing officer and senior vice president of sales in Pacific Life's Retirement Solutions Division.

To view supporting documents and/or photos, go to www.enr-corp.com/pressroom and enter Release ID: 371241

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