WALNUT CREEK, CA--(Marketwire - March 1, 2010) -  The San Francisco Bay Area Agency, a local office of the MassMutual Financial Group, today announced that Tony Delumen, 31, and a sixth-year agent, has earned both the title of 2009 Top Premium Producer and Top Annuity Producer over all 5041 MassMutual career agents in the company's 84 national offices. 

"Tony is an outstanding member of our team of agents. He has performed remarkably and continually earns the highest achievements in the company by doing a consistently excellent job in meeting his clients' needs," said Robert Fakhimi, General Agent of the San Francisco Bay Area Insurance Agency. 

Delumen earned the prestigious Freshman 5 award for his performance during his first year as an agent, given to only five MassMutual first-year agents nationally each year. He also earned the Top Premium Producer nationally two years ago and has been named Agent of the Year four years in a row in the local office.

"We are very proud of Tony's awards as the competition for Top Producer is indeed intense," said Fakhimi. "He is a top financial services professional who brings dedication, intelligence and overall client concern to his work." 

Delumen's award continues the top achievements of the overall SF Bay Area Insurance Agency. In the last seven years, this firm, with Fakhimi as general agent, has developed six Freshman 5 award honorees. In addition, the Agency has been honored with the MassMutual Chairman's Trophy for performance six times in the last seven years. The award is a reflection of an agency's accomplishments in revenue growth, recruitment and productivity.

About the San Francisco Bay Area Insurance Agency LLC

Founded in 1891, San Francisco Bay Area Insurance Agency LLC is a significant contributor to the local economy, as shown by the following figures about the San Francisco Bay Area Insurance Agency (as of December 31, 2008):

  • More than 36,000 policyholders and clients
  • Servicing over $676 Million in assets (including assets and certain external investment funds managed by MassMutual and its subsidiaries)
  • More than $4 billion in life insurance face amount in force
  • Will return more than $9.3 million in dividends to its participating policyholders in 2009 

Robert Fakhimi is CEO and Managing Partner of the San Francisco Bay Area Insurance Agency LLC. Mr. Fakhimi can be reached at 888-803-3631, ext. 320 or by e-mailing him at rfakhimi@finsvcs.com. Securities and investment advisory services offered through qualified registered representatives of MML Investors Services, Inc., member SIPC, 2121 N. California Boulevard, Suite 395. Walnut Creek, CA 94596, (925) 979-2300.

About MassMutual

Founded in 1851, MassMutual is a leading mutual life insurance company that is run for the benefit of its members and participating policyholders. The company has a long history of financial strength and strong performance, and although dividends are not guaranteed, MassMutual has paid dividends to eligible participating policyholders every year since the 1860s. With whole life insurance as its foundation, MassMutual provides products to help meet the financial needs of clients, such as life insurance, disability income insurance, long term care insurance, retirement/401(k) plan services, and annuities. In addition, the company's strong and growing network of financial professionals helps clients make good financial decisions for the long-term.

MassMutual Financial Group is a marketing name for Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual) and its affiliated companies and sales representatives. MassMutual is headquartered in Springfield, Massachusetts and its major affiliates include: Babson Capital Management LLC; Baring Asset Management Limited; Cornerstone Real Estate Advisers LLC; The First Mercantile Trust Company; MassMutual International LLC; MML Investors Services, Inc., member FINRA and SIPC; OppenheimerFunds, Inc.; and The MassMutual Trust Company, FSB.

For more information, visit www.massmutual.com.

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