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40/86 Advisors Adds New Portfolio Manager and Research Analyst.

CARMEL, Ind. -- Firm Appoints David J. Miller as Vice President and Portfolio Manager of Insurance Group and David Polson as Assistant Vice President and Research Analyst Covering Banking & Finance and Insurance Sectors

40|86 Advisors, Inc., a leading fixed-income asset manager and investment advisor, today announced two new hires for its investment team:

--David J. Miller as vice president and portfolio manager of the Insurance Group; and

--David Polson, assistant vice president and research analyst covering the Banking & Finance and Insurance sectors.

Miller will report to Gregory Hahn, chief investment officer and Polson will report to Edwin Ferrell, director of research. Miller joins 40|86 after serving as senior investment officer and portfolio manager for Lincoln National Corporation. Polson joins the firm from Credit Suisse First Boston (CSFB) where he was an associate in the fixed income research department.

David Miller

"David Miller has an extensive investment background with significant experience managing insurance portfolios and I am certain that his talents will help our investment group continue to provide the consistent quality and enhanced returns that our clients count on," said Hahn. "We promise our clients that they will receive only the highest quality of care when they choose 40|86 as their money manager. David's work ethic and local roots fit our team's needs and our customers' expectations."

Prior to Lincoln National Corporation, Miller was a senior investment officer and portfolio manager at Members Capital Advisors. Before that, he held a number of senior investment positions throughout 14 years at Lincoln National Corporation and its subsidiaries, including senior credit analyst, vice president and portfolio manager. Miller began his career in finance as an accountant at Mutual Security Life Insurance.

He holds a master's degree in business administration and a bachelor's degree in accounting and finance, both from Indiana University. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and holds NASD Series 7, 24 and 63 licenses.

David Polson

"David Polson's impressive fixed income insurance experience will have an immediate impact on the research team's success," said Ferrell. "Our research team's analytical methods emphasize fundamental, ground-up work and David's disciplined research skills are certain to contribute."

Polson covered the property/casualty and life insurance sectors at CSFB in New York as a fixed income research associate. In this capacity, he followed major P&C and life insurance companies that were issuers or potential issuers of debt, with investment recommendations outstanding on at least 35 companies. Before CSFB, Polson was a financial institutions analyst at Financial Guaranty Insurance Company and a director at Fitch Ratings, Inc. At Fitch, he was directly responsible for the ratings of about 12 major companies and served as the supporting analyst for several other companies. Before Fitch, Polson was a senior analyst at Moody's Investors Service, where he was responsible for rating various companies in the financial guaranty industry.

He holds a master's degree in business administration from New York University and a bachelor's degree in history from SUNY Binghamton. Polson is a CFA and holds both the NASD Series 7 and 63 licenses.

About 40|86 Advisors

40|86 Advisors, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Conseco, Inc. (NYSE:CNO). Based in Carmel, Indiana, the firm is a leading fixed income investment advisor with over $25 billion in assets under management. The firm serves a wide variety of institutional clients, including Taft-Hartley plans, foundations, endowments, insurance companies, public funds, corporate pensions, religious organizations, healthcare organizations and educational institutions. Visit 40|86 Advisors at
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