posted September 15, 2006

Hope Senior Honored by Northwestern Mutual

Northwestern Mutual Financial Network has named Hope College Senior Jordan Tanis a "Power of 10 Award Winner" for his sales achievement during the awards year 2005-2006. Tanis was recognized at the 2006 College Award Show, held recently during the 126th Annual Meeting of Northwestern Mutual in Milwaukee.

Tanis is business major at Hope. He is a graduate of Jenison High School.

The Power of 10 Award recognizes financial representative interns who have obtained a specific level of success in building their businesses and developing their client base. Historically, Power of 10 Award winners are in the top ten percent of the internship program across the country. Tanis is a member of the Western Michigan Group in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Each year, the internship program, named one of the Top 10 internship programs for the tenth consecutive year by the Vault Guide to Internships 2006 edition, provides real-world opportunities for more than 1,000 full-time college and university students throughout the country. Northwestern Mutual is the only insurance and/or financial services company to make the list.

The Northwestern Mutual internship program has had students participate from over 500 different campuses across the country with more than 20,000 students participating since 1967.

Northwestern Mutual Financial Network, the marketing name for the sales and distribution arm of the Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company (Northwestern Mutual), provides expert guidance on insurance, investment products and services, retirement and estate planning, education funding and employee benefits.

The company, its subsidiaries and affiliates provide annuities, mutual funds, long-term care insurance and disability income insurance. Among its affiliated companies are those that comprise the Russell Investment Group, which provide investment management and advisory services; Northwestern Mutual Investment Services, LLC (NMIS), the securities brokerage firm; and Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Company, a special purpose federal savings bank. A subsidiary, Northwestern Long Term Care Insurance Company, offers long-term care insurance. Further information on Northwestern Mutual can be found at: www.nmfn.com.