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A.M. Best Company revises Ameritas Life’s outlook to positive
from stable and affirms A (Excellent) financial strength rating

March 28, 2014//Lincoln, Neb.//A.M. Best Company, recognized among the top authorities in analyzing insurance companies, has revised the outlook to positive from stable and affirmed the financial strength rating of A (Excellent) and issuer credit ratings of “a+” for Ameritas Life Insurance Corp. and Ameritas Life Insurance Corp. of New York.

“We are pleased with the positive outlook assigned by A.M. Best Company as it reflects our momentum as a company.” said JoAnn Martin, president and chief executive officer of Ameritas Life. “As a mutual organization, we always put our customers first. Our long-term focus has enabled us to build a solid foundation of financial strength. As reflected in our A.M. Best rating, our financial strength demonstrates the unwavering commitment we have to ensure the safety and stability necessary to uphold the promises we make.”

In a statement released by A.M. Best Company, the rating agency noted the organization’s solid balance sheet strength, strong GAAP operating performance, favorable business profile and increasing ordinary life insurance sales in recent periods. The statement also commented on Ameritas Life’s well-established market position in group dental insurance.

The report stated, “A.M. Best believes that Ameritas Life’s favorable business profile should strengthen further under its unified brand strategy and improved economies of scale. It’s broad portfolio of individual life, individual annuity, disability income, retirement plans and dental and vision products provides a steady source of diversified income.”

About Ameritas
Ameritas Life Insurance Corp. and its affiliated companies offer a wide range of insurance and financial products and services to individuals, families and businesses. These products and services include life insurance; annuities; individual disability income insurance; group dental, vision and hearing care insurance; retirement plans; investments; mutual funds; asset management and public finance.For more information, visit ameritas.com. Securities offered through Ameritas Investment Corp., member FINRA/SIPC.

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Contact: Scott Stuckey, vice president – corporate communications
Ameritas Life Insurance Corp.
402-467-7432
sstuckey@ameritas.com