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Plan Wisely For The Future

MEDIA RELEASE MDRT
Wednesday, 7 February 2000

PLAN WISELY FOR THE FUTURE

“Don’t put off until tomorrow what you should start today” is the message coming from Tony Gordon, President of the Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT) on a visit from the United Kingdom this week.

“People should plan carefully for their future, today and not tomorrow,” said Tony Gordon.

His comments follow a recent MDRT survey of members in New Zealand, where it is estimated that over 30% of people in New Zealand are significantly underinsured.

“Private retirement saving has been one of the single biggest issues for consumers over the last few years,” said Gordon. “Even with plans for pre-funded superannuation funds in New Zealand, it is critically important that people also continue to save for their retirement. It is important to safeguard for the future ”

“And it pays to shop around and find a reputable adviser who can help plan your future with confidence,” said Gordon.

“MDRT consists of leaders in life insurance and financial planning who fully understand the business and the choices individuals need to make,” said Gordon. “As an association we constantly encourage our members to improve their knowledge base in order to provide the best possible services to clients.”

“It is important to seek out a life insurance agent or financial services adviser that you are confident is an accomplished, ethical professional who is considered to be among the best in the world. For instance, MDRT membership is an exclusive honor that is achieved only by a small percentage of all life insurance and financial services advisers worldwide.”

About MDRT

The Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT) is the premier association for the world's best sales professionals in the life insurance-based financial services business.

Founded in 1927, MDRT provides its members with resources to improve their technical knowledge, sales and client service while maintaining a culture of high ethical standards.

MDRT is comprised of more than 23,000 qualifiers who reside in 66 nations and territories, representing about 475 companies.

MDRT members demonstrate exceptional product knowledge, strict ethical conduct and outstanding client service. Regarded as business and community leaders, membership in MDRT is recognized internationally as the standard of sales excellence in the life insurance and financial services business.

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For further information contact:

Peter Morrison, Chair MDRT New Zealand 021 980 109


Released by: Tracy Dillimore, Network Communications 025 405 595



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