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[December 31, 2013]

Questar Capital Hires Amy Halverson to Director of Field Development

MINNEAPOLIS --(Business Wire)--

Questar Capital SM (Questar), a subsidiary of Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America (Allianz Life®) named Amy Halverson as the new director of field development. In this role, Halverson executes marketing strategies for branding, sales events and collateral. She is the key communicator between Questar and financial professionals in the field. Halverson is responsible for recruiting, creating strategic sales plans and disseminating communications. She reports to the President of Questar, Kevin Bachmann.

"Amy exhibits strong communication and leadership skills while having a keen understanding of sales environments," said Bachmann. "She brings more than 14 years of sales and customer service experience to his role and we are thrilled that she's joined Questar."

Before joining Allianz Life, Halverson held several roles at Woodbury Financial Services Inc. in Oakdale, Minn. where she worked from 2008 - 2012. Most recently, she was chief of staff in the Sales and Distribution area. She led multiple distribution channels that collectively achieved $240 million in revenue in 2012. In that role, she directed distribution, analyzed performance, and drove growth through sales incentives and retention metrics. Halverson was also an assistant director with Woodbury Financial Services where she provided sales support for distribution channels and registered representatives across the country. Prior to that, Halverson was a manager in Annuity Operations with The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. in Woodbury, Minn. where she coached and developed staff to provide the optimal customer experience. Halverson was also an Annuity Operations manager with Allianz Life in 2005. She held various insurance roles with State Farm Insurance offices across Minnesota from 1998 to 2005.

Halverson holds a Bachelor of Science degree in finance from the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis and a Master of Business Administration degree from Bethel University in St. Paul, Minn. She also has Life and Health Insurance Licenses in multiple states, is a Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU), and holds FINRA Series 7, 24 and 66 licenses.

About Allianz Life

Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America, one of FORTUNE's 100 Best Companies to Work For in 2013, 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. 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 worldwide. More than 78 million private and corporate customers rely on Allianz knowledge, global reach, and capital strength to help them make the most of financial opportunities.

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