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Johnson Joins Conseco as Chief Compliance Officer

CARMEL, Ind., Jan. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Conseco, Inc. (NYSE: CNO) today announced that W. Mark Johnson has joined the company as senior vice president and chief compliance officer.

In this role, Johnson will direct compliance functions at all Conseco locations, overseeing activities at Conseco Insurance Group, Bankers Life and Casualty Company, and Colonial Penn Life Insurance Company. His responsibilities include compliance training; distribution monitoring and enforcement; company licensing; HIPAA, GLB and state privacy regulations; market conduct audits and state examinations; and review of certain sales/advertising materials.

"Mark's hiring aligns with Conseco's commitment for best-in-class compliance and governance practices," said Conseco CEO James Prieur. "With Mark's strong leadership and industry experience, I am confident that we will meet our goals and the high expectations of our customers, agents and other stakeholders."

Johnson joins Conseco from GE Employers Reassurance Corporation, where he served as chief compliance officer for three years and as chief counsel during his last year with the company. Johnson also worked for five years with Swiss Re (formerly known as Lincoln Re) in various compliance and strategic project roles, and at Anthem BCBS as a director of operations.

Johnson is a graduate of Brigham Young University, where he earned a bachelor's degree in microbiology and a master's degree in health administration. He earned his Juris Doctor (J.D.) from Indiana University School of Law.

Conseco, Inc.'s insurance companies help protect working American families and seniors from financial adversity: Medicare supplement, long-term care, cancer, heart/stroke and accident policies protect people against major unplanned expenses; annuities and life insurance products help people plan for their financial futures. For more information, visit Conseco's web site at

SOURCE: Conseco, Inc.

CONTACT: News Media: Tony Zehnder, Corporate Communications,
+1-312-396-7086, or Investors: Dan Murphy, Investor Relations,
+1-317-817-2893, both of Conseco, Inc.

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