WALNUT CREEK, CA--(Marketwired - Feb 24, 2014) - MassMutual San Francisco and Northern California, general agencies of Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual), recognized its top financial professionals after a record-breaking year at a formal dinner at the beautiful Meritage resort in Napa, Calif. At the event, more than 100 of the agencies' top associates, guests and staff enjoyed a very special evening in late January. 

The MassMutual San Francisco and Northern California offices have consistently been very high producing among the 84 MassMutual offices around the country. The Agency is number one in Premiums, number two in annuities, and number two in long term care. It has 36 professionals who have been awarded Leaders designation, 13 awarded Blue Chip status and seven Top of the Council qualifiers, the highest level that can be attained at MassMutual. At the banquet, the top professionals were recognized on stage, along with nine agency associates who are leaders in such categories as investments and life insurance.

"Our San Francisco and Northern California offices have the most successful, hardworking, intelligent and amazing individuals. We are thrilled to honor them at this wonderful evening. And we look forward to bringing on even more excellent new recruits to join our team," said Robert Fakhimi, CEO and President, MassMutual San Francisco and Northern California. "Having so many individuals to recognize at this event, in such a beautiful setting, makes for a special and memorable evening where even the new advisers and staff had a chance to see how impressive our team really is."

Said Joe Sparacio, vice president of the agencies in the western part of the country for MassMutual, "At the banquet we celebrate the remarkable growth and achievement Bob's team has accomplished. We are very proud of his commitment to our industry and the community."

About MassMutual

Founded in 1851, MassMutual is a leading mutual life insurance company that is run for the benefit of its members and participating policyowners. 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 policyowners consistently 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, LLC, Member FINRA and SIPC; OppenheimerFunds, Inc.; and The MassMutual Trust Company, FSB. Local sales agencies are not subsidiaries of MassMutual or its affiliated companies.

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*Securities, investment advisory and financial planning services offered through qualified registered represen1tatives of MML Investors Services, LLC. Local sales agencies are not subsidiaries of MassMutual or its affiliated companies. Agency officers are not officers of MassMutual.

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