FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 1, 2012
Media Relations Hotline
Columbus, OH - Nationwide issued the following
statement today regarding recent media reports focusing on
the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC):
More than a decade ago, Nationwide made the business
decision not to continue its relationship with the American
Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), which includes
providing any monetary donations or membership fees.
Nationwide values its partnerships and membership
associations and determined that this relationship did not
serve the best interests of our customers and stakeholders.
As a mutual company, we exist to serve our customers, and
it's important to us to be involved in the communities
we serve while supporting the organizations that share our
mission of improving quality of life and protecting what
Nationwide, based in Columbus, Ohio, is one of the largest
and strongest diversified insurance and financial services
organizations in the U.S. and is rated A+ by A.M. Best. The
company provides a full range of personalized insurance and
financial services, including car insurance, motorcycle,
boat, homeowners, life insurance, farm, commercial
insurance, administrative services, annuities, mortgages,
mutual funds, pensions, long-term savings plans and health
and productivity services. For more information, visit www.nationwide.com.
Nationwide, the Nationwide Framemark and On Your Side are
service marks of Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company.