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Allianz Life Partners with Orion Advisor Services

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Fixed index annuities and index variable annuities now available on
service platform

Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America (Allianz
Life®
) announced today that it is partnering with Orion
Advisor Services, LLC
(Orion), a top portfolio management solution
provider for registered investment advisors (RIAs). With the
partnership, those utilizing the Orion platform will have daily, timely
access to data for all Allianz Life fixed index annuities and index
variable annuities within Orion's seamless trading and reporting
interface.

"We are pleased to partner with Orion," said Tom Burns, chief
distribution officer, Allianz Life. "The Orion platform will allow us to
provide advisors with the tools they need to help provide their clients
with innovative annuity solutions."

"Providing up-to-date, verified position information for Allianz Life's
leading annuity products within our platform, enables advisors to
thoroughly and efficiently deliver solutions their clients need while
enhancing our data integrity with Allianz Life," said Eric Clarke,
founder and CEO of Orion. "People's financial lives can change rapidly
before and during retirement. This partnership arms advisors with timely
data to better adapt their financial plans as needed."

"Orion is a proven leader in the RIA space," continued Burns. "The
service they provide in connecting advisors with up-to-date annuity data
for their clients is of increasing importance as more Americans realize
the need for proper income planning within retirement."

About Allianz Life Insurance Company of North
America

Allianz
Life Insurance Company of North America
, one of FORTUNE's 100 Best
Companies to Work For® in 2018, has been keeping its promises since
1896. Today, it carries on that tradition, helping Americans achieve
their retirement income and protection goals with a variety of annuities
and life insurance products. In 2017, Allianz Life provided a total of
$2.7 billion in benefit payments that supported policyholders' financial
objectives. As a leading provider of fixed index annuities, Allianz Life
is part of Allianz SE, a global leader in the financial services
industry with 142,000 employees in more than 70 countries worldwide.
More than 85 million private and corporate customers rely on Allianz
knowledge, global reach, and capital strength to help them make the most
of financial opportunities.

About Orion Advisor Services, LLC

Orion Advisor Services, LLC (Orion) is the premier portfolio accounting
service provider for advisors. Orion has unique insights into the
advisory profession because it was founded for investment advisors by an
investment advisor in 1999. Orion frees advisors from back-office tedium
so they can enjoy their business again by devoting their time and energy
to better serving clients. Orion provides the integrated and fully
customizable technology solutions that advisors need to help grow their
businesses over the long term. Orion's technology solutions empower more
than $650 billion in AUA and over 2 million accounts. For more, please
visit www.orionadvisor.com or
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