Newark, N.J. — Prudential Financial Inc. Chairman and CEO John Strangfeld received the 2008 CEO Diversity Leadership Award from Diversity Best Practices for his commitment to integrating diversity into the company's corporate culture and business practices. Strangfeld was recognized along with 10 other leaders at Diversity Best Practices' 15th annual Diversity and Inclusion Leadership Summit and Gala held in Washington.

"It is an honor to receive this award," says Strangfeld. "My leadership team and I understand that individual differences represent a mosaic of opportunities for Prudential. We hold ourselves, our management team and all employees accountable for promoting an environment that values these differences, and capitalizes on these opportunities for the ultimate benefit of our customers, shareholders and employees"

Prudential Chief Diversity Officer, Emilio Egea, also received the Diversity Officer Leadership Award (DOLA) at the Summit and Gala. The DOLA is presented annually to top diversity leaders who share best practices across corporate borders that strengthen the diversity sector and support their leadership in implementing diversity.

"Prudential has been fortunate to earn recognition for our efforts to fully integrate diversity into our HR and business practices," says Egea. "We are proud of this recognition, but we are most proud of our leaders, managers, and employees who are engaged, accountable and committed to bringing diversity best practices to life every day."

Source: Prudential Financial Inc.

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