WALNUT CREEK, CA--(Marketwired - Mar 17, 2014) - Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual) has announced that the MassMutual San Francisco Agency, under the leadership of Robert Fakhimi, general agent, has earned an eleventh Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company's (MassMutual) National Chairman's Trophy as a top performer in 2013. With this most recent trophy, Fakhimi's agency has received the prestigious award for performance eleven times since 2002. This also is the San Francisco Bay Area Agency's ninth Gold Bowl, a new company record.

MassMutual has an extensive field force of more than 5,000 agents in 84 national offices. The Chairman's Trophy reflects an individual agency's growth and accomplishments in business development, increased staff and financial professionals and productivity. Only a select group of general agents wins the award annually.

"I'm extremely appreciative of my team of passionate and dedicated associates who work so hard to help our clients protect their families and businesses and grow their wealth," Fakhimi said. "Our eleventh MassMutual Chairman's Trophy is the recognition of the hard work we put in every day and our commitment to excellent financial service for our clients."

MassMutual San Francisco has produced numerous outstanding career professionals since General Agent Robert Fakhimi joined as head of the office in 2001. The San Francisco Bay Area Agency this year also won the Crystal Achievement award for the eleventh time, making the firm the only one to win the award every year since its inception in 2003. The Agency is headquartered in Walnut Creek, with additional offices in San Francisco, Fremont and Roseville.

About MassMutual

Founded in 1851, MassMutual is a leading mutual life insurance company that is run for the benefit of its members and participating policy owners. 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 policy owners 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; Oppenheimer Funds, 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 representatives 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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