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Security Benefit Hires John Keddy as Chief Technology Officer

TOPEKA, Kan., Sept. 2, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Security Benefit today announced the hiring of John Keddy as its new Chief Technology Officer.

Keddy will lead the company's IT strategy, guiding the adoption and management of new and existing technologies to improve service quality and introduce efficiencies. He'll manage an internal team of technology professionals as well as external IT vendors.

"John is our first permanent Chief Technology Officer, and his guidance will be invaluable," said Doug Wolff, President of Security Benefit. "John's extensive experience and expertise will help us leverage technologies to provide the efficient and effective solutions necessary to help our clients reach their retirement savings goals."

Before joining Security Benefit, Keddy was Chief Information Officer at InsPro Technologies. He also served as Vice President, Information Technology, with Aflac for more than six years and has held executive level positions with Conseco, I.N.G., Pan American Life and Chubb Life.

"It is an honor to be joining the Security Benefit team and I am excited to position our company as a technology leader," Keddy said. "Security Benefit is a well-established leader in the U.S. retirement market, and I look forward to contributing. Effective utilization of technology will help further grow the company and ensure we're meeting the needs of our clients and distribution partners as they solve for today's retirement challenges."

Keddy holds a Bachelor's degree in economics from Rutgers University and an M.B.A. from Columbia University.

About Security Benefit

Security Benefit, a 123-year-old, Kansas-based insurance company with approximately $30 billion in assets under management, is a leading retirement savings and income solutions provider. Through a combination of innovative products, exceptional investment management and a unique distribution strategy, Security Benefit is a leader in a full range of retirement markets and wealth segments. To learn more about Security Benefit, visit www.securitybenefit.com.

Services are offered through Security Distributors, Inc., a subsidiary of Security Benefit Corporation (Security Benefit).

CONTACT: Media Contacts: Peter MacKellar, Communications Strategy Group (303) 433-7020 pmackellar@csg-pr.com Chad Liby, Security Benefit (785) 438-3345 chad.liby@securitybenefit.com

Source: Security Benefit