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

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.

“Providing an inclusive environment isn’t just the right thing to do, it also makes business sense,” said Rafael Gutierrez, vice president of diversity at Ameriprise Financial. “Our business is built on relationships and on meeting the unique needs of our clients. Diversity enriches our corporate culture and helps us deliver the innovative ideas and financial solutions that make a difference in people’s lives.”

The CEI rated 850 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.

For more information on the 2012 Corporate Equality Index, or to download a free copy of the report, visit hrc.org/cei.

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