Voya Financial Discusses "Board Diversity by Design" in Essay

NEW YORK, Sept. 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Voya Financial, Inc. (NYSE: VOYA), announced today that it has published an essay by Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Rodney O. Martin, Jr., titled "Board Diversity by Design at Voya Financial."

The essay details how Voya has made board diversity an essential aspect of its governance structure and how it has become an advantage for the company.  Four of Voya's nine independent directors are women, two of whom chair board committees.

"An environment where every board conversation is engaging and enriched by a variety of viewpoints and experiences enables a better and stronger board, providing more valuable oversight and insight for the company," said Martin.  "Having diverse views also mitigates potential blind spots, or groupthink, and allows the firm to be readily adaptable in an ever-changing competitive landscape."

Voya published the essay in conjunction with Martin's interview on the same topic at the SAIS Global Conference on Women in the Boardroom, which was held yesterday in Washington, D.C.

The essay is available on Voya's website at http://go.voya.com/boarddiversity.

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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 2014. The company had $484 billion in total assets under management and administration as of June 30, 2015. 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 socially, environmentally, economically and ethically responsible — Voya has been recognized as one of the 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 or view the company's 2014 annual report. Follow Voya Financial on Facebook and Twitter @Voya.    



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