Voya Financial’s Paul Howell Appointed to Captain Planet Foundation Board of Directors


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Voya Financial, Inc. (NYSE: VOYA), announced today that Paul Howell, deputy general counsel, Litigation and Regulatory Disputes, has been appointed to the board of Captain Planet Foundation (CPF), an organization whose mission is to give the next generation of environmental stewards an active understanding and love for the natural world in which they live.

“We are honored to have Paul join our board of directors,” said Leesa Carter-Jones, executive director, CPF. “His leadership and passion for our mission, as well as his enthusiasm and energy will serve our organization extremely well, helping to accomplish our goals and strengthening our connection to the Atlanta community.”

Howell is an accomplished business leader with over 40 years of legal experience. In his current role, he leads the team responsible for managing litigation and regulatory disputes for Voya Financial, Inc. Prior to joining Voya, he was a founding partner of Pursley, Howell, Lowery & Meeks, a law firm that confined its practice to assisting clients in litigation and alternative dispute resolution.

“In addition to providing environmental learning strategies to schools around the globe, the foundation has helped thousands of U.S. schools and community groups create learning gardens that provide healthy food options in cafeterias, assist in preserving bees and other pollinators, and teach the importance of native plants,” said Howell. “I am excited by the opportunity to work with an organization that inspires children and young people to be responsible stewards of our precious natural resources and to create environmental solutions in their homes and communities.”

Captain Planet Foundation’s programming aligns with Voya Financial’s commitment to environmental sustainability. Voya’s efforts toward preserving the earth’s resources have been nationally recognized, and in 2016, Voya jumped 45 spots on Newsweek’s Top Green Companies in the U.S. list, moving from number 78 to 33.

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Mary Beth Conklin
Voya Financial
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About Voya Foundation
Voya Foundation's mission is to improve the quality of life in communities where Voya Financial® operates and its employees and customers live. Voya Foundation provides grants and establishes signature partnerships in the areas of financial literacy and children's education and fosters employee engagement to deepen our positive impact on the community. For more information, visit www.voyafoundation.com.

About Voya Financial®
Voya Financial, Inc. (NYSE: VOYA), helps Americans plan, invest and protect their savings — to get ready to retire better. Serving the financial needs of approximately 13 million individual and institutional customers in the United States, Voya is a Fortune 500 company that had $11 billion in revenue in 2015. The company had $466 billion in total assets under management and administration as of June 30, 2016. With a clear mission to make a secure financial future possible — one person, one family, one institution at a time — Voya’s vision is to be America’s Retirement Company™. The company is equally committed to conducting business in a way that is ethically, economically, socially and environmentally and responsible — Voya has been recognized as one of the 2016 World’s Most Ethical Companies® by the Ethisphere Institute, and as one of the Top Green Companies in the U.S., by Newsweek magazine. For more information, visit voya.com. Follow Voya Financial on Facebook and Twitter @Voya.

About Captain Planet Foundation
Founded in 1991, the Captain Planet Foundation has played a critical role in helping to ensure that the next generation of business leaders and policy makers are environmentally literate citizens who leverage technology and information to manage and protect the air, land, and water upon which all life depends.

CPF is a grant-making foundation that has funded over 2,000 hands-on environmental education projects with schools and non-profits that serve children in all 50 U.S. states and in 25 countries internationally. More than 1.2 million children have directly participated in and benefited from these educational projects.  In addition to its Small Grants Program, the Captain Planet Foundation also operates the following programs: Project Learning Garden, Project Endangered Species, the Leadership Center, SAGES, Planeteer Clubs, and a number of other science education initiatives that promote the intersections between technology, innovation, the environment and personal action. For more information:  www.captainplanetfoundation.org.