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Western & Southern Partners with United States Army to Guarantee Job Interviews for Soldiers After Their Service

What: Western & Southern Financial Group (Western & Southern) is signing an agreement with the United States Army under which soldiers will be guaranteed an employment interview with the company once they leave active service.
When: Wednesday, April 12, 12 p.m.- 1 p.m.
Where: The Guilford Building (on the campus of Western & Southern)
421 East Fourth Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Overview: The Partnership for Youth Success (PaYS) Program, established in 2000, is a strategic partnership between the United States Army and a cross section of corporations, companies (such as Western & Southern) and public sector agencies. PaYS partners like Western & Southern guarantee that soldiers will be interviewed for a position after their service.
Why: This unique program is part of the Army’s effort to partner with America’s business community to help soldiers after they finish their military service.

"Soldiers have made a solemn pledge to serve their country and to defend it with their lives, if necessary. Such commitment and sacrifice deserve our deepest gratitude. We are proud to honor and repay that commitment to us with a commitment of our own to them," said John F. Barrett, chairman, president and CEO of Western & Southern.

About Western & Southern Financial Group
Founded in Cincinnati in 1888 as The Western and Southern Life Insurance Company, Western & Southern Financial Group, Inc. (Western & Southern), a Fortune 500 company, is now the parent company of a group of diversified financial services businesses. Currently, its assets owned ($46 billion) and managed ($22 billion) total $68 billion. Western & Southern is one of the strongest life insurance groups in the world. Its six life insurance subsidiaries (The Western and Southern Life Insurance Company, Western-Southern Life Assurance Company, Columbus Life Insurance Company, Integrity Life Insurance Company, The Lafayette Life Insurance Company and National Integrity Life Insurance Company) maintain very strong financial ratings and a Comdex Ranking of 96. Other member companies include Eagle Realty Group, LLC; Fort Washington Investment Advisors, Inc.¹; IFS Financial Services, Inc.; Peppertree Partners LLC¹; Touchstone Advisors, Inc.¹; Touchstone Securities, Inc.²; W&S Brokerage Services, Inc.²; and W&S Financial Group Distributors, Inc. For more information on the Western & Southern family of companies, visit Western & Southern is the title sponsor of the Western & Southern Open (, a premier event in the U.S. Open Series played each August by the world’s top-ranked professional male and female tennis players.

¹ A registered investment advisor.
² A registered broker-dealer and member FINRA/SIPC.
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