Symetra Announces Management Change In Life Division

Symetra Financial Corporation (NYSE:SYA) today announced that Jonathan Curley, executive vice president, Life Division, is leaving the company to pursue other interests, with an expected effective date of July 31, 2012.

Symetra CEO Tom Marra will lead the company’s individual life insurance business until a replacement for Curley is named.

“Since joining Symetra in 2010, Jon has built a talented team of life insurance professionals, and he started the vital work of expanding our life product portfolio and distribution network. We thank Jon for his contributions to our company and wish him well in his future endeavors,” said Marra.

“As we conduct an external search for a new Life Division leader, we will look for an experienced executive to accelerate the pace of growth in our life insurance business,” Marra said.

About Symetra

Symetra Financial Corporation (NYSE:SYA) is 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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