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Conners is Named Chief Underwriting Officer for Transamerica Reinsurance.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Transamerica Reinsurance, a major worldwide supplier of life reinsurance solutions, announces that Kenneth L. Conners has been named Vice President and Chief Underwriting Officer. In this role, Ken will oversee Transamerica Reinsurance's facultative underwriting operation and its underwriting consulting services.

"Ken brings exceptional expertise in the underwriting craft and in managing the underwriting process to achieve targeted mortality results," said Glenn Cunningham, Executive Vice President of Life Reinsurance for Transamerica Reinsurance.

"In addition to facultative support, many of our clients today are looking for guidance and counsel on risk selection practices and procedures," Glenn said. "Ken's knowledge and experience strengthens our ability to work closely and effectively with clients to help them enhance their operations and improve their mortality experience. We are delighted to have him on our team."

Most recently, Ken served as vice president of underwriting for Empire General Life Assurance Corporation in Kansas City, Kansas. He has held numerous key underwriting positions at leading life insurance companies during his 30+ year career, managing underwriting operations and developing underwriting risk programs.

"I'm very excited about joining Transamerica Reinsurance because it gives me an opportunity to put to good use all of the underwriting know-how I have gained during my career," Ken said. "I'm a big believer in the value of strong insurer-reinsurer relationships and I look forward to being part of the Transamerica team and making a positive contribution to these relationships."

Ken is a graduate of the University of Iowa, Iowa City. He is a Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU), a Fellow Associate Life Underwriter (FALU) and a Fellow, Life Office Management Association (FLMI).

About Transamerica Reinsurance

Transamerica Reinsurance is one of North America's largest suppliers of automatic and facultative reinsurance capacity, a leading reinsurance provider of product development and private label life solutions, and a consultant to financial services companies in the life and annuity markets. Transamerica Reinsurance serves more than 500 client companies in North America, Latin America, and the Asia Pacific region. Its main marketing office is in Charlotte, NC. An Asia Pacific regional management office is in Hong Kong and a Latin America regional management office is in the Miami area.

Transamerica Reinsurance's products and services are offered through Transamerica Occidental Life Insurance Company, Transamerica Financial Life Insurance Company, Transamerica International Re (Bermuda) Ltd., and Transamerica International Reinsurance Ireland Limited, members of the AEGON group, a leading multinational financial services group.
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