June 26, 2008

MassMutual Retirement Services Adds Two New Relationship Managers

SPRINGFIELD, Mass., June 26 /PRNewswire/ -- In support of its commitment to providing best-in-class service to retirement services advisors, plan sponsors and participants, MassMutual's Retirement Services Division has added two new relationship managers to its service team.

Brian Barrett has joined MassMutual's service team effective May 5 as a relationship manager for the Midwest region. He joins MassMutual from Putnam Investments where he most recently served as a relationship manager for advisors and clients based in the Midwest. Barrett brings more than 11 years of retirement services experience to his new role, and has held positions in defined contribution operations, compliance and project management in addition to relationship management. He reports to Una Morabito, assistant vice president and Midwest division service manager for MassMutual's Retirement Services Division.

Jay Thudium has joined MassMutual effective May 12 as a relationship manager in the Southeast region. Thudium has more than 10 years of retirement services experience and was most recently with Principal Financial Group as a relationship manager He has experience working with both for-profit and nonprofit organizations utilizing DC, DB and nonqualified plans to offer benefits to their employees. Jay is a graduate of the University of Alabama. He reports to Joanne Kisiel, assistant vice president and Southeast division service manager for MassMutual's Retirement Services Division.

"Our goal is to make it as easy as possible to do business with MassMutual and to deliver the highest level of service to advisors, plan sponsors and participants," states Marie Augsberger, senior vice president and chief operating officer for the company's Retirement Services Division. "Jay and Brian are ideally aligned to deliver comprehensive expertise and relationship consistency between MassMutual, the plan advisor and the plan sponsor."

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   Contact: Lisa Reilly            413-744-0589            [email protected]  

MassMutual Retirement Services

CONTACT: Lisa Reilly of MassMutual Retirement Services, +1-413-744-0589,[email protected]