Security Benefit Promotes Brianne Johnson to Independent Broker Dealer Manager

Johnson brings nearly a decade of experience with Security Benefit's distribution division in joining the firm's National Accounts Team

Security Benefit, a leading provider of retirement planning products and solutions, today announced that Brianne Johnson would be promoted to National Accounts Manager for Independent Broker Dealers. Johnson will oversee key relationships with large scale independent broker-dealer distribution partners and aid in new business development. She will report directly to Mike Maghini, SVP, Head of National Accounts.

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"Brianne has proven skill sets and broad scale experience across our distribution organization," stated Maghini. "Security Benefit has built strong relationships with many premier independent players, and Brianne has been an integral part of that. She will now focus on expanding our retirement plan, annuity, and mutual fund platforms in the B/D space while continuing to be a reliable and valued partner for our clients."

Johnson will be responsible for developing strategic partnerships and helping nurture and drive incremental and sustainable sales opportunities and business growth. Part of the role will also include executing a variety of corporate initiatives on behalf of Security Benefit.

"Security Benefit has an excellent reputation with independent advisors across the country, and I will look to build on our strong brand image in the retirement industry moving forward," said Johnson. "I see this as a great opportunity to expand on our success in the Broker/Dealer space—with our innovative product solutions and industry leading distribution team we are in a position to provide value to established and smaller independent firms alike. I am excited for the opportunity to join Mike's team and continue to build on the foundation of many great relationships."

Johnson has a background in retail banking and financial services and joined Security Benefit in 2013. She has worked with independent financial professionals across the country in a consultative role on individual retirement savings, annuity sales, and qualified retirement plans. Most recently she managed relationships with the National Education Association Member Benefits (NEAMB), Association of School Business Officials International (ASBO), and the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF).

Brianne earned her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Kansas State University, and her MBA from Washburn University of Topeka, Kansas. She is a Retirement Income Certified Professional (RICP®), a Certified Fund Specialist (CFS), and holds FINRA Series 6, 63, and insurance licenses.

About Security Benefit
Security Benefit Corporation ("Security Benefit"), through its subsidiary Security Benefit Life Insurance Company (SBL), a Kansas-based insurance company that has been in business for 130 years, is a leader in the U.S. retirement market. Security Benefit together with its affiliates offers products in a full range of retirement markets and wealth segments for employers and individuals and held $46.9 billion1 in assets under management as of December 31, 2021. Security Benefit, an Eldridge business, continues its mission of helping Americans To and Through Retirement®. Learn more at www.securitybenefit.com and follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook or Twitter.

Security Benefit Corporation and its affiliates are not fiduciaries. This information is general in nature and intended for use with the general public. For additional information, including any specific advice or recommendations, please visit with your financial professional.

Guarantees provided by annuities are subject to the financial strength of the issuing insurance company. Annuities are not FDIC or NCUA/NCUSIF insured; are not obligations or deposits of, and are not guaranteed or underwritten by any bank, savings and loan or credit union, or its affiliates; and are unrelated to and not a condition of the provision or term of any banking service or activity.

Annuities are issued by SBL in all states except New York. SBL is not authorized in and does not conduct the business of insurance in the state of New York.

Variable annuities are distributed by Security Distributors, a subsidiary of SBL which is wholly owned by Security Benefit Corporation.

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1 excludes $4.9bn of funds withheld assets (includes $3.2bn of in-force business as of January 1, 2021and $1.7bn of business written in 2021) and $0.3bn of assets held pursuant to the overcollateralization requirements under the reinsurance transaction with SkyRidgeRe Limited.

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