Symetra Life Insurance Company today announced the appointment of Jonathan Curley as executive vice president of its Life Division, effective Nov. 1, 2010.

Curley will have profit-and-loss responsibility for Symetra’s individual life insurance business, including strategy development, product management, underwriting, product marketing, service and operations. He will report to Tom Marra, Symetra president and chief executive officer.

Curley will join Symetra from Wells Fargo Insurance Services USA, Inc., where he currently serves as senior vice president and managing director of Individual Insurance. At Wells Fargo, he leads the life insurance marketing and personal risk management groups, and is president of Wells Fargo Insurance Services Investment Advisors, Inc. He previously held senior executive positions at Wachovia Insurance Services. Over the course of his 35-year life insurance career, Curley also has worked at MCM (a Seattle-based financial services and insurance company), Berkshire Life Insurance Company, New England Mutual Life Insurance Company and Paul Revere Life Insurance Company.

“Jon is one of the most knowledgeable and respected life insurance executives in the industry,” said Marra. “As the new leader of our Life Division, Jon will identify and pursue opportunities to elevate our game in this key line of business. He brings to Symetra a great understanding of the life insurance market, strong operating skills and a winning management style. We’re thrilled to welcome him to our company.”

A graduate of the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Mass., Curley is a Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC), a Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU) and a member of the Association of Advanced Life Underwriting (AALU). He serves on the board of directors of FCTG Holdings, Inc., and chairs the board’s Audit Committee.

About Symetra

Symetra Life Insurance Company is a subsidiary of Symetra Financial Corporation (NYSE:SYA), a diversified financial services company based in Bellevue, Wash. In business since 1957, Symetra provides employee benefits, annuities and life insurance through a national network of benefit consultants, financial institutions, and independent agents and advisors. For more information, visit www.symetra.com.

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