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Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company Pledges to Support Employee Participation in the Military

July 15, 2013

Nationwide CEO Steve Rasmussen Signs Statement of Support

Columbus, Ohio - Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company held a ceremony with top officials from the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve reaffirming the company’s commitment to support associates called to active duty. Nationwide CEO, Steve Rasmussen signed an official Statement of Support pledging to support employees in the important activities required as part of their mission to serve their country as members of the National Guard and Reserve.

Several of Nationwide’s top executive leaders and employees who serve in various branches of the military along with U.S. Congressman Steve Stivers attended the event.

Nationwide joins a host of other employers across the country in their commitment to the following pledge:

Nationwide is well-recognized as a longtime supporter of practices that support employees who are called to active duty. To read more about Nationwide’s history with members of the military and veterans go to inthenation.nationwide.com.

About ESGR

Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve is a Department of Defense office established in 1972 to develop and maintain employer support for Guard and Reserve service. ESGR advocates relevant initiatives, recognizes outstanding support, increases awareness of applicable laws, and resolves conflict between service members and employers. Paramount to ESGR's mission is encouraging the employment of Guardsmen and Reservists who bring integrity, global perspective and proven leadership to the civilian workforce.

More information about ESGR Employer Outreach is available at www.ESGR.mil or by contacting Tom Bullock, Chief, Employer Outreach, at (571) 372-0709, or by email at tom.bullock@osd.mil.

About Nationwide

Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company, based in Columbus, Ohio, is one of the largest and strongest diversified insurance and financial services organizations in the U.S. and is rated A+ by both A.M. Best and Standard & Poor’s. The company provides customers a full range of insurance and financial services, including auto insurance, motorcycle, boat, homeowners, pet, life insurance, farm, commercial insurance, annuities, mortgages, mutual funds, pensions, long-term savings plans and specialty health services. For more information, visit www.nationwide.com.