Prudential Annuities, the domestic annuity business for Prudential Financial, Inc. (NYSE:PRU), announced that it has been awarded a 2013 Brandon Hall Group gold award for excellence in the Sales Training and Performance category for the design and development of its sales portal. Prudential Annuities’ sales portal was created as a solution for sales training and support for sales performance objectives. The portal was designed to be the single destination point for Prudential Annuities’ internal and external wholesalers, as they access sales production numbers, market and economic information, and training, compliance and marketing materials. “This award acknowledges the best-in-class sales training tools and programs our teams develop, and reinforces the value we place on practice management support for our wholesalers and advisors,” said Barbara Brooks, head of Prudential Annuities’ Center for Professional Excellence. “We are both thrilled and humbled to receive this honor.” Entries were evaluated by a panel of veteran, independent senior industry experts, Brandon Hall Group senior analysts and executive leadership based upon the following criteria: fit the need, design of the program, functionality, innovation and overall measurable benefits. “We are extremely proud to honor our 2013 award-winning organizations for their remarkable achievements,” said Mike Cooke, chief executive officer of Brandon Hall Group, Inc. “This elite group of organizations excelled in developing measurable, sustainable programs that produced outstanding business results.” Winners are listed at http://go.brandonhall.com/Excellence_Awards_Home. Prudential Annuities, a division of Prudential Financial, Inc., creates and markets variable annuity products that provide tax advantages for those saving for retirement, and a way to transition their savings into guaranteed income they cannot outlive. Learn more at www.retirementredzone.com. Prudential Financial, Inc. (NYSE:PRU), a financial services leader, has operations in the United States, Asia, Europe, and Latin America. Prudential’s diverse and talented employees are committed to helping individual and institutional customers grow and protect their wealth through a variety of products and services, including life insurance, annuities, retirement-related services, mutual funds and investment management. In the U.S., Prudential’s iconic Rock symbol has stood for strength, stability, expertise and innovation for more than a century. For more information, please visit http://www.news.prudential.com/ Annuity contracts contain exclusions, limitations, reductions of benefits and terms for keeping them in force. Your licensed financial professional can provide you with complete details.