Ameriprise Financial and its Employees and Advisors Pledge $5.5 Million to Nonprofit Organizations

Minneapolis(January 31, 2011)Ameriprise Financial, Inc. (NYSE: AMP), along with its employees and financial advisors, recently pledged a record-breaking $5.5 million to nonprofit organizations through the company’s annual giving campaign. The pledge includes employee and advisor contributions, a dollar-for-dollar match by Ameriprise Financial and money donated during special campaign events. Contributions will be distributed to nonprofits throughout 2011.

Retirement Readiness Varies in America’s 30 Largest Metropolitan Areas

Minneapolis(December 7, 2010) – Survey findings released today by Ameriprise Financial (NYSE: AMP) suggest that where you live may influence your readiness to retire. The New Retirement Mindscape® 2010 City Pulse index examined the 30 largest U.S. metropolitan areas to determine where consumers are the most prepared for and confident about retirement. Minneapolis-St. Paul claimed the top spot on the retirement readiness index, followed by Raleigh-Durham (#2) and Nashville (#3); Los Angeles (#30) ranked last with Indianapolis (#29) and Orlando (#28) rounding out the bottom three.