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David de Gorter Named President of Forethought Financial Services

October 13, 2010

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David de Gorter Named President of Forethought Financial Services

imageForethought Financial Group, Inc. (“Forethought”) announced today the appointment of David de Gorter to head up the company’s sales efforts in the funeral industry. He will oversee all of the company’s distribution of products and services to funeral homes including preneed life insurance, trust services, and insurance assignments. de Gorter previously served as President of Wachovia Insurance where he built one of the largest and most effective insurance distribution platforms in the country. He will report directly to Forethought’s CEO, John Graf.

“We are extraordinarily pleased to welcome David to the Forethought team. His experience in building and growing customer responsive sales teams is unmatched, and he will bring over 25 years of financial services experience to Forethought and our funeral home customers,” Graf said. “I am confident David will bring unmatched energy, innovation, and commitment to our business.”

“Forethought’s financial strength and breadth of products and services are unmatched in the industry. Our ability to safely and securely serve our customers has never been more important, and we will continue to find new and innovative ways to leverage that strength to serve the funeral industry,” de Gorter said. “I look forward to the opportunity to work with Mark Guzniczak and the rest of the outstanding Forethought sales team to bring new perspectives and experiences to the marketplace in an effort to help our clients grow their businesses securely and profitably.”

About Forethought Life Insurance Company

With assets in excess of $4.7 billion, more than $1.1 billion in annual revenue, $4.9 billion of life insurance protection in force, more than 2 million policyholders served, and a 25-year history of quality, service and reliability, Forethought is a preeminent leader in the delivery of high-value insurance and financial services across the U.S. For more information, please visit

Source: Forethought Life Insurance Company