Ameriprise Financial Named “Best in Business” For Commitment to the Arts

Business Committee for the Arts (BCA) recognizes Ameriprise for
exceptional involvement with the arts

MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Ameriprise Financial (NYSE: AMP) today announced it has been honored by
the Business Committee for the Arts (BCA) for its exceptional
involvement with the arts that enrich the workplace, education and the
community. Ameriprise and nine other companies are recognized as the
“Best in Business” for their support of the arts through grants, local
partnerships, volunteer programs, gift matches, sponsorships and board
leadership. The BCA is a division of Americans for the Arts, the
nation’s leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts and arts

Ameriprise is a long-standing champion of arts education and access for
diverse audiences across the United States. In addition to offering
financial support for a wide range of innovative arts programs, the
company promotes volunteer opportunities and provides paid time off for
employees to lend time to their favorite arts nonprofits.

“At Ameriprise Financial, we celebrate the arts as a medium that brings
people together and enables us to see the world through the lens of
diverse cultures and experiences,” said Brian Pietsch, Senior Vice
President Community Relations, Ameriprise Financial. “We are proud to
support programs, exhibitions and artists that enrich our communities,
inspire new ways of thinking and share the beauty of art with people
from all walks of life.”

The BCA 10 Awards were presented by Americans for the Arts on Oct. 6,
2015 in New York City.

“We are grateful to Ameriprise and fellow honorees for their exceptional
involvement in ensuring that the arts thrive in their communities,” said
Robert L. Lynch, president and CEO of Americans for the Arts. “These
businesses provide the arts with significant financial and in-kind
support, and they incorporate meaningful arts-related programs into
their employee, customer and community relations activities. They enrich
the lives of millions of Americans and truly set a standard for other
businesses to follow.”

About Americans for the Arts
Americans for the Arts is the
leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts and arts education
in America. With offices in Washington, D.C. and New York City, it has a
record of more than 50 years of service. Americans for the Arts is
dedicated to representing and serving local communities and creating
opportunities for every American to participate in and appreciate all
forms of the arts. Additional information is available at

Founded in 1967 by David Rockefeller, the Business Committee for the
Arts (BCA), a division of Americans for the Arts, encourages, inspires,
and stimulates businesses to support the arts in the workplace, in
education, and in the community.

About Ameriprise Financial Community Relations
Financial is dedicated to utilizing the firm’s resources and talents to
improve the lives of individuals and build strong communities. Through
grantmaking, volunteerism and employee and advisor gift matching
programs, the company supports a diverse group of over 6,000 nonprofits
across the country. In 2014, Ameriprise Financial and its employees and
advisors gave $12 million and logged 66,000 volunteer hours at
nonprofits. Additionally, the company’s support provided the equivalent
of 10 million meals to feed families struggling with hunger.

About Ameriprise Financial
At Ameriprise Financial, we have
been helping people feel confident about their financial future for more
than 120 years. With a network of 10,000 financial advisors and
extensive asset management, advisory and insurance capabilities, we have
the strength and expertise to serve the full range of consumer financial
needs. For more information, or to find an Ameriprise financial advisor,

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