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Nationwide Debuts on FORTUNE’s List of World’s Most Admired Companies

Columbus, OH - Fortune announced today that Nationwide was named to its list of the “World’s Most Admired Companies.” Nationwide, an insurance and financial services company, ranked 4th in the property and casualty insurance industry on this year’s list and is the only Ohio-based company representing the category on this year’s list.

“It’s an honor to be recognized by our peers across the insurance industry,” said Steve Rasmussen, CEO for Nationwide. “Nationwide’s recent decision to bring our collection of companies together under a single brand has strengthened our foundation and created a unique market position that allows us to provide integrated business and consumer solutions to our customers. Accolades such as this one demonstrate that others are acknowledging the transformation we are making as a company to benefit our members, partners and communities.”

As one of the largest and strongest diversified insurance and financial services organizations in the U.S., Nationwide’s inclusion on this list aligns with the strategic direction of the company. Nationwide’s operating structure, financial position and the diversity of its businesses create a solid foundation for a strong and stable company.

Bringing together all of the insurance and financial services companies under the Nationwide brand raised the visibility of the depth and breadth of products and solutions offered earning the company strong recognition across the industry. Nationwide is the no. 1 small business insurer, no.1 provider of 457 retirement plans, no. 1 writer of corporate life insurance, no. 1 pet insurer and no. 1 writer of farms and ranches. The company also maintains prominent positions across other industry sectors being ranked as the third largest domestic specialty commercial lines insurer, seventh largest homeowners’ insurer and the eighth largest life insurer.

About Nationwide

Nationwide, a Fortune 100 company based in Columbus, Ohio, is one of the largest and strongest diversified insurance and financial services organizations in the United States. Nationwide is rated A+ by both A.M. Best and Standard & Poor’s. An industry leader in driving customer-focused innovation, Nationwide provides a full range of insurance and financial services products including auto, business, homeowners, farm and life insurance; public and private sector retirement plans, annuities and mutual funds; excess & surplus, specialty and surety; pet, motorcycle and boat insurance. For more information, visit www.nationwide.com. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.