Great-West Financial® names Andra Bolotin as Chief Financial Officer

GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo., July 7, 2015 — Great-West Financial announced today that Andra Bolotin has joined the company’s leadership team as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. In her new role, Bolotin will lead the company’s finance operations as Great-West Financial continues to expand its retirement, asset management, insurance and annuity business lines.

Bolotin brings some 30 years of experience in management, accounting and finance to Great-West Financial. She previously served as Head of Corporate Finance and Controller for Putnam Investments in Boston. Bolotin will report to Great-West Financial President and CEO Robert L. Reynolds.

“Andra’s extensive leadership skills, vast experience and outstanding technical knowledge make her the ideal executive to drive Great-West’s performance forward,” said Reynolds. “Our goal is sustained growth in all the market segments we serve. Andra’s advanced understanding of the retirement and financial services industries will be instrumental to our continuing success.”

The company administers $441 billion in assets for its 7.7 million retirement, insurance and annuity customers. Its retirement arm, Empower Retirement, is the nation’s second-largest retirement plan recordkeeper by participants.1 The company is also the No. 2 underwriter of life insurance sold through banks.2

In her Putnam role, Bolotin was a member of the senior finance leadership team responsible for corporate accounting and financial reporting and analysis. In addition, she was responsible for corporate finance including tax, treasury and finance shared services. Bolotin was also co-head of the Putnam enterprise risk committee.

Prior to joining Putnam, Bolotin worked for Fidelity Investments, where she served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the Developing Business Group, Chief Financial Officer of Fidelity Human Resources Services and Senior Vice President of the corporate finance unit. Previously Bolotin held roles with Polaroid, McKinsey & Company and IBM.

Bolotin holds an undergraduate degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, a graduate degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and also earned a Master of Business Administration from MIT’s Sloan School of Management.

1 PLANSPONSOR June, 2015
2 BISRA Life Report, Fourth Quarter 2014, based on total premiums at Dec. 31, 2014

About Great-West Financial

Great-West Financial® is a registered mark of Great-West Life & Annuity Insurance Company (GWL&A). It is an indirect, wholly owned subsidiary of Great-West Lifeco Inc. and “A Member of the Power Financial Corporation Group of Companies” ®.

Great-West Financial® refers to products and services provided by Great-West Life & Annuity Insurance Company (GWL&A), Corporate Headquarters: Greenwood Village, CO, its subsidiaries and affiliates. Data on insurance and recordkeeping reflects consolidated information from GWL&A and its subsidiaries. The trademarks, logos, and registered marks used are owned by GWL&A. “A Member of the Power Financial Corporation Group of Companies” is the registered mark of Power Corporation of Canada.

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