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Athene Earns 2021 Military Friendly® and Military Friendly® Spouse Employer Designations

October 6, 2020
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Athene Holding Ltd. through its U.S. insurance subsidiary, Athene USA, has earned both the 2021 Military Friendly® and Military Friendly® Spouse Employer designations, representing the top tier of institutions who provide the best opportunities for military service members and spouses. Athene USA is a leading provider of retirement savings products.

“Receiving the Military Friendly® Employer and Military Friendly® Spouse designations for a fifth consecutive year is truly an honor,” said Grant Kvalheim, CEO and President, Athene USA. “Our veterans and their families sacrifice so much for our country, and we remain committed to supporting them in the workplace and beyond. We deeply value the experience our service members bring to Athene and we continually work to design programs that focus on recruiting, hiring, advocating and honoring our service members.”

In addition to its efforts around hiring veterans, Athene encourages its employees to actively engage with the veteran community in several ways. Athene’s employee resource group (ERG), the Athene Military Veterans Organization (AMVO), coordinates volunteer events, donation drives, and speakers to build awareness and engagement for veterans’ affairs. 

The Military Friendly® Employers list is created each year based on extensive research using public data sources for thousands of federal contractors nationwide, the input of military employees, and responses to the proprietary, data driven Military Friendly® Employers survey from participating companies. The survey questions, methodology, criteria and weightings were developed with the assistance of an independent research firm and an advisory council of educators and employers. Data calculations and tabulations were independently evaluated for completeness and accuracy by Ernst & Young.

Athene will be showcased along with other 2021 Military Friendly® Employers on


About Athene Holding Ltd.

Athene, through its subsidiaries, is a leading retirement services company that issues, reinsures and acquires retirement savings products designed for the increasing number of individuals and institutions seeking to fund retirement needs. The products offered by Athene include:

  • Retail fixed, fixed indexed and index-linked annuity products;
  • Reinsurance arrangements with third-party annuity providers; and
  • Institutional products, such as funding agreements and the assumption of pension risk transfer obligations.

Athene had total assets of $183.2 billion as of June 30, 2020. Athene’s principal subsidiaries include Athene Annuity & Life Assurance Company, a Delaware-domiciled insurance company, Athene Annuity and Life Company, an Iowa-domiciled insurance company, Athene Annuity & Life Assurance Company of New York, a New York-domiciled insurance company and Athene Life Re Ltd., a Bermuda-domiciled reinsurer.

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