Research Reveals Differences in How Men and Women Approach Retirement Planning

Men and women are preparing for retirement in very different ways, according to additional findings from the New Retirement Mindscape® City Pulse index, released today by Ameriprise Financial. While men outpace women in planning for the financial aspects of retirement (77% vs. 72%), women are more likely to say they’ve thought about what they’d like to do during retirement. And though a mere 22% of Americans report confidence in reaching their retirement goals, men are significantly more likely than women to report this sentiment (25% vs. 19%).

“Financial preparation can help instill confidence in reaching your retirement goals – and rightfully so – but thinking about how you’d like to spend your time and where you’re going to live can have a dramatic impact on your overall readiness,” said Suzanna de Baca, vice president of wealth strategies at Ameriprise Financial. “The activities you plan to pursue during retirement will likely have associated expenses. Failing to consider these can have significant consequences.”

Ameriprise Financial Launches Financial Planning Services in India

MINNEAPOLIS – January 12, 2012 – Ameriprise Financial, Inc., one of the largest diversified financial services companies in United States, today announced its entry into the Indian market with the introduction of financial planning and advisory services. Ameriprise has rolled out its operations from Mumbai and Delhi-NCR, where it will offer holistic financial planning services to upwardly mobile Indian consumers.

Ameriprise Financial Schedules Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2011 Investor Conference Call

MINNEAPOLIS – January 10, 2012 – Ameriprise Financial, Inc. (NYSE: AMP) plans to announce its fourth quarter and full year 2011 financial results on Wednesday, February 1, 2012 after the close of the New York Stock Exchange. The company will host a conference call to discuss the results on Thursday, February 2, 2012 at approximately 9:00 a.m. (ET).

Ameriprise Financial Earns Top Marks on the 2012 Corporate Equality Index

MINNEAPOLIS – (December 8, 2011) – For the sixth consecutive year, Ameriprise Financial, Inc. (NYSE: AMP) has earned the top rating of 100 percent on the Corporate Equality Index (CEI), an annual survey administered by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation. The company joins 190 total U.S. businesses that received top marks on the 2012 index for their treatment of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) employees and consumers.

Ameriprise Financial Increases Regular Quarterly Dividend 22 Percent

Regular quarterly dividend to increase $0.05 to $0.28 per common share

 
MINNEAPOLIS – December 7, 2011 – The Board of Directors of Ameriprise Financial, Inc. (NYSE: AMP) has declared a $0.28 per common share dividend, payable on February 24, 2012 to shareholders of record at the close of business on February 10, 2012. The dividend represents a $0.05 or 22 percent increase from the current level.

Ameriprise Financial Chairman and Chief Executive Officer to Present at the Goldman Sachs U.S. Financial Services Conference 2011

MINNEAPOLIS – December 2, 2011 – Ameriprise Financial, Inc. (NYSE: AMP) today announced that Jim Cracchiolo, chairman and chief executive officer, is scheduled to speak about the company’s business and strategy at the Goldman Sachs U.S. Financial Services Conference 2011 in New York City on Wednesday, December 7, 2011 at approximately 10:50 a.m. (ET).

Retirement Readiness Varies in America’s 30 Largest Metropolitan Areas

Minneapolis(November 15, 2011) – While the number of Americans who claim to be preparing financially for retirement has remained relatively steady during the past 12 months, consumers in many of the nation’s largest metropolitan areas report feeling significantly less confident than they did a year ago, according to a retirement readiness index released today by Ameriprise Financial (NYSE: AMP). Now in its second year, the New Retirement Mindscape® 2011 City Pulse index examines the 30 largest U.S. metropolitan areas to determine where consumers are the most prepared for and confident about retirement, and also tracks national and local retirement trends over time.

Ameriprise Financial Declares Regular Quarterly Dividend

MINNEAPOLIS – October 24, 2011 – The Board of Directors of Ameriprise Financial, Inc. (NYSE: AMP) has declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.23 per common share payable on November 18, 2011 to shareholders of record at the close of business on November 4, 2011.