For the first nine months of 2012, after-tax adjusted operating income for the Financial Services Businesses amounted to $2.079 billion ($4.41 per Common share) compared to $1.969 billion ($4.02 per Common share) for the first nine months of 2011. Net income for the Financial Services Businesses attributed to Prudential Financial, Inc. for the first nine months of 2012 amounted to $554 million ($1.21 per Common share) compared to $2.880 billion ($5.85 per Common share) for the first nine months of 2011.The Company acquired AIG Star Life Insurance Co., Ltd. and AIG Edison Life Insurance Company on February 1, 2011. Results of the Financial Services Businesses include the results of these businesses from the date of acquisition. As a result of the Company’s decision to discontinue sales of long-term care policies, for which results were formerly reported within the Group Insurance segment, results from long-term care insurance have been classified as divested businesses and excluded from adjusted operating income for all periods presented. “Our current quarter results benefited from solid performance across our businesses. In our U.S. businesses, solid sales and net flows are driving organic growth of quality business virtually across the board. Our recently announced agreement to acquire The Hartford’s individual life insurance business, together with two major ground breaking pension risk transfer transactions, will complement our organic growth, enhancing our leadership positions in attractive markets and contributing toward achievement of our longer term objectives. Our international insurance business continues to perform well, building on success in serving protection and retirement needs through multiple distribution channels,” said Chairman and Chief Executive Officer John Strangfeld. Adjusted operating income is not calculated under generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP). Information regarding adjusted operating income, a non-GAAP measure, is discussed later in this press release under “Forward-Looking Statements and Non-GAAP Measures,” and a reconciliation of adjusted operating income to the most comparable GAAP measure is provided in the tables that accompany this release.