Top rating on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s annual index underscores firm’s commitment to LGBT equality

– (October 1, 2010) – For the fifth 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 338 other major U.S. businesses that received top marks on the 2011 index for their treatment of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) employees and consumers.
“Our business is built on relationships and on meeting the unique needs of our clients,” said Jason Buss, vice president of talent acquisition and diversity at Ameriprise Financial. “We couldn’t do this without the varied backgrounds and perspectives that our employees bring to the workplace. Diversity enriches our corporate culture and helps us deliver the innovative ideas and financial solutions that make a difference in our clients’ lives.”  
The CEI rated 618 businesses in total, evaluating LGBT-related policies and practices including non-discrimination policies, transgender health benefits and domestic partner benefits. Ameriprise Financial earned the prestigious 100 percent ranking for ensuring LGBT equality in each of the survey’s main criterion.
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Ameriprise Financial, Inc. is a diversified financial services company serving the comprehensive financial planning needs of the mass affluent and affluent. For more information, visit ameriprise.com.
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