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1 Nov 2018

Pan-American Life Insurance Group Celebrates Wendell Mottley for Receiving Trinidad and Tobago’s Highest National Award

Nov. 1, 2018 – New Orleans, LA –Pan-American Life Insurance Group (PALIG), a leading provider of insurance and financial services throughout the Americas, celebrates longstanding PALIG Board Member Wendell Mottley’s recent honor and selection as a recipient of the Order of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago (ORTT), the country’s highest national award.

ORTT recognizes those who have rendered distinguished and outstanding service to Trinidad and Tobago. Mr. Mottley’s selection is an honor and tribute to his dedicated service to the country, as a thought leader in economics and politics over the last 40 years.

“It came as no surprise that Wendell was selected for this prestigious award,” said José S. Suquet, Chairman of the Board, President and CEO of Pan-American Life Insurance Group. “Wendell’s commitment and sophisticated business sense have undoubtedly made a mark and we celebrate this remarkable accomplishment alongside him.”

Mottley is the former chairman of the Unit Trust Corporation, the Caribbean's largest mutual fund company. He has served as Minister of Housing, Minister of Industry and Commerce, and Minister of Finance in his native Trinidad & Tobago from 1981 to 1995. He joined Credit Suisse New York in 1996 and grew in his career as an investment banker in various positions over the course of 15 years including Managing Director and Senior Advisor roles.

Mottley, an Olympic medalist for track and field in the 1964 Tokyo games, has held extensive board member positions, and has sat on the PALIG Board of Directors since 2013.

About Pan-American Life Insurance Group

Pan-American Life Insurance Group is a leading provider of insurance and financial services throughout the Americas that has been delivering trusted financial services since 1911. The New Orleans-based Group is comprised of more than twenty member companies, employs more than 1,950 worldwide and offers top-rated individual and/or group life, accident and health insurance, employee benefits and financial services in 49 states, the District of Columbia (DC), Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and throughout Latin America and the Caribbean. The Group has branches and affiliates in Costa Rica, Colombia, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Panama, and 13 Caribbean markets, including Barbados, Cayman Islands, Curacao and Trinidad and Tobago. For more information, visit the Pan-American Life website at palig.com, like us on Facebook @PanAmericanLife, follow us on Twitter @PanAmericanLife, and connect with us on LinkedIn at Pan-American Life Insurance Group.