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TMCNet:  Newport Appoints Kevin Bachler, Noted Industry Figure in Executive Benefits

[February 28, 2013]

Newport Appoints Kevin Bachler, Noted Industry Figure in Executive Benefits

ORLANDO, Fla. --(Business Wire)--

The Newport Group, a national provider of retirement and executive benefit plans, today announced the appointment of Kevin Bachler. A well-respected figure in the executive benefits industry, Bachler joins Newport as Vice President in the deferred compensation and executive benefits area.

"During his career, Kevin has excelled in many roles and amassed an impressive set of credentials," said Newport Chief Executive Officer Peter Cahall. "Adding Kevin to our team is another example of how we support our intermediary partners and clients by continuing to deepen our professional staff as we rapidly grow our market share."

Cahall said that Bachler will collaborate with Newport senior executives and intermediary partners on key strategic initiatives in the deferred compensation and executive benefits marketplace, including client development opportunities and complex case designs.

Previously, Bachler served as senior vice president, consulting and sales with MullinTBG, a Prudential Financial company. He joined Mullin in 1988, and throughout that company's merger with TBG and their eventual acquisition by Prudential, held positions of increasing responsibility - including vice president, consulting and actuarial services and vice president, client services. Prior to Mullin, he held positions with major firms such as Alexander &am; Alexander and Mercer.

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"Having spent over 25 years working in deferred compensation and executive benefits, I'm very excited to join the nation's premier provider of these critical services," Bachler said. "Newport's leadership, resources, and staff are unequalled, which is why they are known throughout the industry as the undisputed leader in non-qualified executive benefit plans. I'm pleased to take this next step forward in my career by becoming part of their team."

Bachler has a long and successful track record in all aspects of non-qualified executive benefits and funding for long-term corporate liabilities. He is the author of numerous articles about non-qualified deferred compensation and other employee benefits, for publications such as the Journal of Deferred Compensation, Employee Benefits News, and Financial Executive.

Bachler earned his bachelor's degree (summa cum laude) in mathematics and natural science from Shimer College in Waukegan, IL. He is a member of the Association of Advance Life Underwriters (AALU) and holds FINRA Series 6 and 63 securities registrations.

About The Newport Group

Founded in 1984, The Newport Group is a leading retirement services firm - specializing in the creative design and administration of retirement and executive benefit plans. Through its innovative and customized solutions, Newport is uniquely positioned to satisfy the distinct financial needs of employers and employees, and has done so for hundreds of the country's largest and best-known companies.

Newport is headquartered in Heathrow (Orlando) FL, with service centers in Charlotte NC, Dallas TX, Greensboro NC, La Crosse WI, Orlando, FL, Richmond VA, and St. Petersburg FL. Newport also has offices in Atlanta, Cincinnati, Denver, Los Angeles, Nashville, New York NY, San Francisco, and St. Louis MO. For more information, visit www.newportgroup.com.


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