MINNEAPOLIS – September 7, 2016 – Ameriprise Financial, Inc. (NYSE: AMP) today announced that Mr. Christopher J. Williams has been appointed to its board of directors, effective as of September 6, 2016.
Mr. Williams is chairman, chief executive officer and founder of The Williams Capital Group, L.P., a financial services firm that provides equity, fixed income, corporate finance and financial advisory related services to corporate, governmental and municipal investors. He established the firm in 1994 after working in fixed income and trading positions at Lehman Brothers and Jefferies & Company.

Mr. Williams serves as a director for the Clorox Company, Caesar’s Entertainment Corporation and Cox Enterprises. He is also Chairman of The Board of Overseers for the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College and serves on the board of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. Mr. Williams holds a Bachelor of Architecture from Howard University and a Masters in Business Administration from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College.

“My fellow directors and I are extremely pleased to welcome Chris to the board,” said Jim Cracchiolo, chairman and chief executive officer. “Chris brings a wealth of capital markets experience to Ameriprise. The board of directors and my executive leadership team look forward to working with him.”
At Ameriprise Financial, we have been helping people feel confident about their financial future for more than 120 years. With a nationwide network of 10,000 financial advisors and extensive asset management, advisory and insurance capabilities, we have the strength and expertise to serve the full range of individual and institutional investors’ financial needs. For more information, visit ameriprise.com.
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Paul Johnson
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