The Standard Names John Hooper Vice President, Human Resources

PORTLAND, Ore.--()--Standard Insurance Company ("The Standard"), today announced that John Hooper will join the company as vice president of Human Resources effective March 17.

Hooper comes to The Standard from the Weyerhaeuser Company where he served as senior vice president, Human Resources, since 2008. Before that, he was vice president, Human Resources Operations, from 2006 to 2008. Prior to working with Weyerhaeuser, John founded People Management Resources, a management consulting firm specializing in leadership effectiveness, best practices, human resources strategy and change management. He also held leadership positions at Eaton Corporation and Tektronix.

“John’s strong business background, coupled with his experience related to helping companies, organizations and people maximize their potential, made him the best candidate,” said Greg Ness, chairman, president and chief executive officer of The Standard. “I am excited to see his guidance and expertise translate into supporting the people who lead our unique combination of businesses.”

About The Standard

The Standard is a leading provider of financial products and services, including group and individual disability insurance, group life and accidental death and dismemberment insurance, group dental and vision insurance, absence management services, retirement plans products and services, individual annuities and investment advice. For more information about The Standard, visit www.standard.com.

The Standard is the marketing name for StanCorp Financial Group, Inc., and its subsidiaries: Standard Insurance Company, The Standard Life Insurance Company of New York, Standard Retirement Services, Inc., StanCorp Mortgage Investors, Inc., StanCorp Investment Advisers, Inc., StanCorp Real Estate, LLC, and StanCorp Equities, Inc.

Contacts

The Standard
General Media
Bob Speltz, Director, Public Affairs
971-321-3162
bob.speltz@standard.com
or
Investor Relations and Financial Media
Jeff Hallin, Vice President, Investor Relations and Capital Markets
971-321-6127
jeff.hallin@standard.com

Release Summary

Standard Insurance Company ("The Standard"), today announced that John Hooper will join the company as vice president of Human Resources effective March 17.

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Contacts

The Standard
General Media
Bob Speltz, Director, Public Affairs
971-321-3162
bob.speltz@standard.com
or
Investor Relations and Financial Media
Jeff Hallin, Vice President, Investor Relations and Capital Markets
971-321-6127
jeff.hallin@standard.com