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Ruth Ann M. Gillis and Byron H. Pollitt, Jr. Join Voya Financial Board of Directors


NEW YORK, July 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Voya Financial, Inc. (NYSE: VOYA), announced that Ruth Ann M. Gillis and Byron H. Pollitt, Jr. have been elected to the company's board of directors, effective today.

Gillis retired in 2014 as executive vice president and chief administrative officer (CAO), Exelon Corporation, and president, Exelon Business Services Company. She will serve on the board's finance committee and the compensation and benefits committee.

Pollitt retired in 2015 as executive vice president and chief financial officer (CFO), Visa Inc. He will serve on the board's audit committee and the technology, innovation and operations committee.

"I'm very pleased to welcome Ruth Ann and Byron to the Voya Financial board," said Rodney O. Martin, Jr., chairman and chief executive officer, Voya Financial, Inc. "Both Ruth Ann and Byron have extraordinary skillsets coupled with extensive leadership experience, having served in several key executive roles across a number of industries. Their collective background will augment, and further diversify, the experience of our board – and I'm confident that Voya and its shareholders will benefit from their knowledge and insights."

In her most recent role at Exelon – from 2005 to 2014 – Gillis oversaw key operations, including information technology and innovation, real estate, supply chain, and accounts payable and payroll. As CAO, Gillis was responsible for significant cost reductions and operating synergies. She previously served as executive vice president of Exelon's Commonwealth Edison Company subsidiary as well as senior vice president and CFO of Exelon Corporation. Prior to joining Exelon in 1997, Gillis was vice president, treasurer and CFO at University of Chicago Hospitals and Health Systems as well as senior vice president and CFO of American National Bank, a subsidiary of First Chicago Corporation. She received an MBA degree in finance from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business and a bachelor's degree in economics from Smith College. Gillis also serves on the boards of KeyCorp and Snap-on Incorporated.

Pollitt served as CFO of Visa from 2007 to 2015. In this role, he was responsible for corporate finance, sourcing and facilities. During his tenure at Visa, the company merged six companies to form Visa and completed the company's initial public offering – the then-largest in U.S. history – in 2008, raising $19.7 billion. From 2003 to 2007, Pollitt served as executive vice president and CFO of Gap Inc. From 1990 to 2003, he held a number of senior leadership roles at The Walt Disney Company. In addition to serving as executive vice president and CFO for Walt Disney Parks and Resorts from 1999 to 2003, Pollitt also previously served as senior vice president and CFO for Disneyland Resort and vice president of corporate planning. In 2012, he was selected as one of the 25 Best S&P 500 CFOs by The Wall Street Journal. He received an MBA degree from Harvard Business School and a bachelor's degree in business economics from the University of California-Riverside.

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About Voya Financial®
Voya Financial, Inc. (NYSE: VOYA), helps Americans plan, invest and protect their savings — to get ready to retire better. Serving the financial needs of approximately 13 million individual and institutional customers in the United States, Voya is a Fortune 500 company that had $11 billion in revenue in 2014. The company had $486 billion in total assets under management and administration as of March 31, 2015. With a clear mission to make a secure financial future possible — one person, one family, one institution at a time — Voya's vision is to be America's Retirement CompanyTM. The company is equally committed to conducting business in a way that is socially, environmentally, economically and ethically responsible — Voya has been recognized as one of the World's Most Ethical Companies, by the Ethisphere Institute, and as one of the Top Green Companies in the U.S., by Newsweek magazine. For more information, visit or view the company's 2014 annual report. Follow Voya Financial on Facebook and Twitter @Voya.

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