WEST DES MOINES, IA--(Marketwired - September 20, 2016) - Sammons Financial Group has been awarded a 2016 Top Workplaces honor by The Des Moines Register. The Top Workplaces lists are based solely on the results of an employee feedback survey administered by WorkplaceDynamics, LLC, a leading research firm that specializes in organizational health and workplace improvement. Several aspects of workplace culture were measured, including Alignment, Execution, and Connection, just to name a few.

"The Top Workplaces award is not a popularity contest. And oftentimes, people assume it's all about fancy perks and benefits," says Doug Claffey, CEO of WorkplaceDynamics. "But to be a Top Workplace, organizations must meet our strict standards for organizational health. And who better to ask about work life than the people who live the culture every day: the employees. Time and time again, our research has proven that what's most important to them is a strong belief in where the organization is headed, how it's going to get there, and the feeling that everyone is in it together." Claffey adds, "Without this sense of connection, an organization doesn't have a shot at being named a Top Workplace."

"I want to thank our employees for this award, because it was their candid feedback that resulted in Sammons Financial Group being named a Top Workplace," said Cindy Reed, President, Sammons Annuity Group, a division of Sammons Financial Group. "Of course, I believe Top Workplaces are also comprised of top employees, and I believe we have the best. They support a culture that is deeply-rooted in respect, openness, integrity, and accountability."

About Sammons Financial Group
Sammons® Financial Group, Inc. (SFG), an SEI wholly-owned subsidiary, is the parent of a group of member companies under the insurance Holding Company Act made up of several successful financial services companies offering a variety of financial and retirement products through multiple distribution channels. These consist of retirement products, annuities, variable annuities1, variable life insurance1, and life insurance (including bank, corporate, and credit union-owned life insurance). The member companies of SFG include North American Company for Life and Health Insurance®, Midland National® Life Insurance Company, including its divisions, Sammons Annuity Group℠ and Sammons® Corporate Markets Group, Sammons Retirement Solutions® Inc., and Sammons Financial Network® LLC. For more information, please visit www.sammonsfinancialgroup.com.

About WorkplaceDynamics, LLC
Headquartered in Exton, PA, WorkplaceDynamics specializes in employee feedback surveys and workplace improvement. This year alone, more than two million employees in over 6,000 organizations will participate in the Top Workplaces™ campaign -- a program it conducts in partnership with more than 40 prestigious media partners across the United States. Workplace Dynamics also provides consulting services to improve employee engagement and organizational health. WorkplaceDynamics is a founding B Corporation member, a coalition of organizations that are leading a global movement to redefine success in business by offering a positive vision of a better way to do business.

1 Variable products distributed by Sammons Financial Network® LLC, member FINRA


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