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AXA Equitable Promotes Manish Agarwal to Senior Vice President of Retail Distribution

2008-08-14 06:47:00

    NEW YORK, Aug. 14 /EMWNews/ -- AXA Equitable Life

Insurance Co. announced today that Manish Agarwal has been promoted to

Senior Vice President of Retail Distribution. The announcement was made by

Andrew McMahon, Executive Vice President of Retail Distribution for AXA

Equitable and Chairman of AXA Advisors, LLC, the company's broker/dealer.

    In this key role, Mr. Agarwal is responsible for operations, sales

support and strategy for the company's Retail Distribution channel. This

includes learning and training for the field force, driving profitable

growth, recruiting initiatives, risk management, enterprise operations and

developing and implementing new strategic priorities.

    In making today's announcement, Mr. McMahon said, "Manish has an

in-depth understanding of multiple business channels across AXA Equitable

and has an outstanding track record of delivering high-performance results.

We're looking to him to build upon and enhance our slate of strategic

initiatives and growth goals for Retail Distribution."

    Mr. Agarwal joined the Retail Distribution channel in January 2006 as a

Vice President where he was instrumental in the successful conversion of

the company's broker/dealer operations to Linsco Private Ledger (LPL), a

strategic move by AXA Equitable to provide its financial professionals with

enhanced technology and a wider choice of programs and capabilities for

better client service. Mr. Agarwal also had overall responsibility for

Retail software and hardware, and driving AXA Advisors' sales growth within

key opportunity markets, areas he will continue to oversee.

    Mr. Agarwal joined AXA Equitable in 2005 as a Vice President in the

company's Strategic Initiatives Group, where he worked on a variety of

projects touching nearly every area of the organization and driving key

performance metrics.

    Prior to joining AXA Equitable, Mr. Agarwal was an Engagement Manager

with McKinsey & Co. and led client teams in projects across marketing,

strategy, corporate finance and operations, primarily within insurance


    Mr. Agarwal earned a bachelor of technology in mechanical engineering

from the Indian Institute of Technology in Kanpur, India. He earned a

master of science and a doctor of philosophy in mechanical engineering from

Carnegie Mellon University.

    About AXA Equitable

    In business since 1859, AXA Equitable Life Insurance Company is a

leading financial protection company and one of the nation's premier

providers of life insurance, annuity, and investment products and services.

AXA Equitable's assets under management totaled $888.6 billion as of

December 31, 2007.

    The company's products and services are distributed to individuals and

business owners through its retail distribution channel, AXA Advisors, LLC;

to the financial services market through its wholesale distribution

channel, AXA Distributors, LLC; and to corporations and their employees

through its corporate distribution channel, Corporate Markets.

    AXA Equitable, a subsidiary of AXA Financial Inc., is part of the

global AXA Group, a worldwide leader in financial protection strategies and

wealth management. AXA Group's operations are geographically diverse, with

major operations in Western Europe, North America, and the Asia/Pacific

region. AXA Group is listed as the 15th largest company in the world on the

2008 Fortune Global 500 list (based on revenues). It had $1.87 trillion in

assets under management as of December 31, 2007. Listed on the Paris Stock

Exchange, the AXA ordinary share trades under the symbol AXA. The AXA

American Depositary Share is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under

the ticker symbol AXA.

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