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NEWS FROM VANTIS LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY

For Immediate Release
Michael London
Michael J. London & Associates
203-261-1549

VANTIS LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY WINS GOLD AT UNITED WAY AWARDS


Receives the award for "Best Company Leadership/CEO Support" from the United Way

WINDSOR, CT., February 28, 2013 - For the third year in a row -- just as Oscar fever swept through-- Vantis Life Insurance Co. “brought home the gold,” the firm announced today.

The Windsor-based firm was awarded the “Best Company Leadership/CEO Support” award by the United Way of Central and Northeastern CT at its annual Oscar-themed “Best of” Awards.

“Twelve years ago, with the leadership of Peter Tedone, President and CEO of the company, Vantis Life formed a model for a United Way campaign. We have continued to sponsor successful campaigns ever since,” said Craig Simms, Senior Vice President of Vantis Life. “This year again, Mr. Tedone encouraged us to give back to the community with donations of time as well as financial support. Our committee planned enjoyable and profitable special events with exciting incentives -- such as extra vacation days -- for pledging to the campaign.” “One incentive for pledging to the campaign included membership to the “President’s Circle,” where over one third of all our employees pledged 1% of their salary to belong to this group,” Simms said. As part of the President’s Circle, employees received vacation days, a special raffle, and a two hour lunch with the president at an upscale restaurant.

Special fundraising events over the year included the Day of Caring, during which the company created 24 scarecrows for the residents of Avery Heights Assisted Living, and “Ball Game Day,” which featured baseball, cotton candy and a bean bag toss.

The Academy Awards-themed gala took place at the Hartford Marriott Downtown and recognized organizations and individuals across central and northeastern Connecticut who demonstrated outstanding effort and creativity in leading the 2012 United Way Community Campaign at their workplaces.

Over 400 people in attendance represented 32 companies and 130 entries in the different categories. The other finalists for the “Best Company Leadership” award were Pratt & Whitney and Hartford Hospital.

Vantis Life was also nominated for “Best in Show” for a small company.

According the United Way, the ceremony honored organizations and individuals across central and northeastern Connecticut who demonstrated outstanding effort and creativity in leading the 2012 United Way Community Campaign at their workplaces.

About Vantis Life Insurance Company
Vantis Life Insurance Company was established in 1942. From its inception, the company’s primary goal has been to provide families with affordable life insurance and annuity products available through their financial institution. With nearly $5 billion of life insurance in force, $900 million of assets and a rating of A-Excellent from A.M. Best, Vantis Life prides itself on providing A Better Life Experience for financial institutions and their customers. Sales and marketing information is available at 1-866-826-8471 or www.vantislife.com/able..