For Immediate Release
July 13, 2012
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Prudential Financial, Inc.
Peter Price

(BPRW) Prudential named a "40 Best Company for Diversity" by Black Enterprise

- Company cited for Board representation that includes African Americans and other ethnic minorities -

(BLACK PR WIRE)--NEWARK, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Prudential Financial, Inc. (NYSE: PRU) earned a spot for the second consecutive year on Black Enterprise’s annual “40 Best Companies for Diversity.” The magazine has published this list for the past eight years.

Black Enterprise composed its list after checking companies for a policy of inclusion for recruitment and retention of employees, the expansion of senior management, composition of corporate directors and development of the supplier pool. The magazine surveyed 1,000 publicly traded U.S. companies and 100 global companies with strong U.S. operations.

"We are once again pleased to be part of this very important recognition," states Ignace Conic, vice president, Diversity. "Prudential recognizes that in order to succeed we need the diverse backgrounds, viewpoints and ideas of many people working together to create value for our customers, employees and shareholders.”

Prudential Financial, Inc. (NYSE: PRU), a financial services leader with approximately $943 billion of assets under management as of March 31, 2012, has operations in the United States, Asia, Europe, and Latin America. Prudential’s diverse and talented employees are committed to helping individual and institutional customers grow and protect their wealth through a variety of products and services, including life insurance, annuities, retirement-related services, mutual funds and investment management. In the U.S., Prudential’s iconic Rock symbol has stood for strength, stability, expertise and innovation for more than a century. For more information, please visit