Online.WSJ.com, May 21, 2014
Primerica, Inc. (NYSE:PRI) today announced the election of Beatriz R. Perez to the Company's Board of Directors. Ms. Perez, age 44, has been employed by The Coca-Cola Company ("Coca-Cola") since 1994. She has been Chief Sustainability Officer for Coca-Cola since July 2011. Prior to her current position, Ms. Perez held the positions of Chief Marketing Officer for the North American Division of Coca-Cola from April 2010 to July 2011, Senior Vice President, Integrated Marketing for the North American Division of Coca Cola from May 2007 to April 2010, and Vice President, Media, Sports and Entertainment Marketing from 2005 to May 2007. From 1996 to 2005, she held the positions of Associate Brand Manager, Classic Coke, Sports Marketing and NASCAR Manager, Vice President of Sports, and Vice President of the Victory Junction Group board. Ms. Perez also is the Chair Emeritus of the Grammy Foundation. She served on the Board of Directors of HSBC Finance Corporation from May 2008 through April 2014. She served on the Board of Directors of HSBC North America from April 2007 through April 2014 and on the Board of Directors of HSBC Bank Nevada, N.A. from July 2011 through April 2013. Ms. Perez graduated with a B.S. degree from the University of Maryland.
"We are thrilled to have Beatriz join our Board," said D. Richard Williams, Chairman of the Board and Co-CEO of Primerica. "She brings extensive marketing experience and a clear understanding of consumer behavior that will be very valuable to our board and management team." Ms. Perez said, "I'm pleased to join Primerica's Board of Directors because I believe in what they're doing to help bring financial security to their Main Street clients. This type of economic empowerment is helping people and families realize their potential and fulfill their dreams."
Primerica, Inc., headquartered in Duluth, GA, is a leading distributor of financial products to middle income households in North America. Primerica representatives educate their Main Street clients about how to better prepare for a more secure financial future by assessing their needs and providing appropriate solutions through term life insurance, which we underwrite, and mutual funds, annuities and other financial products, which we distribute primarily on behalf of third parties. In addition, Primerica provides an entrepreneurial full or part-time business opportunity for individuals seeking to earn income by distributing the company’s financial products. We insured more than 4 million lives and had over 2 million client investment accounts as of December 31, 2013. Primerica stock is included in the S&P MidCap 400 and the Russell 2000 stock indices and is traded on The New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “PRI”.