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July 18, 2013

Symetra Again Named to ‘Ward’s 50’ List of Life and Health Insurance Top Performers

BELLEVUE, Wash. — Symetra Life Insurance Company has been named to the 2013 Ward’s 50® group of top-performing insurance companies. This is the eighth consecutive year and 15th year overall that Symetra has been recognized as a leading life and health insurer.

Conducted by Ward Group, a consulting and analytical firm specializing in the insurance industry and a provider of benchmarking practices, the 2013 Ward’s 50 list is composed of companies that have maintained outstanding financial results over a five-year period, 2008-2012.

Nearly 800 life and health insurance companies domiciled in the United States are reviewed by Ward Group in this annual financial analysis. In selecting the Ward’s 50, Ward Group identifies companies that pass financial stability requirements and measures their ability to grow while maintaining strong capital positions and underwriting results.

Ward Group, an Aon Hewitt company, has conducted the annual survey and list since 1991, with the analysis based on independent, publicly available data. For a complete list of the 2013 Ward's 50 life and health companies and to learn more about the Ward Group's benchmarking and consulting services, visit

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

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Diana McSweeney
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