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“Invest in Yourself” Wellness Program Provides Solid Returns for OMAM

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OM Asset Management plc (NYSE:OMAM) was honored by the Boston Business Journal as Healthiest Employer among small companies. OMAM was recognized for its Invest in Yourself initiative, a multi-tiered program that incorporates both physical and financial wellness to create a culture of health.

The Invest in Yourself initiative includes biometric screening, walking workstations, standing desks, annual savings for health insurance premiums, wellness coaching and healthy cooking demonstrations. Other health-oriented elements of OMAM’s award winning program include wellness challenges, educational webinars and flu prevention shots. In addition to traditional wellness topics, the program includes financial and 401(k) seminars.

Invest in Yourself is offered to OMAM employees as well as their spouses, domestic partners and dependents age 18 or older.

The success metrics of OMAM’s Invest in Yourself campaign are evident:

  • The number of participants with high blood pressure has decreased by 24 percent;
  • The number of those with lower back pain fell by 20 percent;
  • Participation in the program increased to 94 percent in 2014, compared to 80 percent in 2013.

“Invest in Yourself encourages all of us to live healthier lives,” said Peter Bain, OMAM’s President and Chief Executive Officer. “Financial and personal wellness go hand in hand, and we think it is important that our employees have the necessary tools to lead lives that are as healthy as possible.”

“Our model program encourages our people to incorporate wellness activities into their everyday work environment in ways that allow them to become more physically and financially fit,” said Michelle Freeman, OMAM’s Senior Vice President of Talent and Rewards. “As a result, our employees lead more balanced, healthy lives – a win for employees and for the company.”

About OMAM

OMAM is a global, multi-boutique asset management company with $220.8 billion of assets under management as of December 31, 2014. Its diverse Affiliates offer leading, alpha generating investment products to investors around the world. OMAM’s partnership approach, which includes equity ownership at the Affiliate level and a profit sharing relationship between OMAM and its Affiliates, aligns the interests of the Company and its Affiliates to work collaboratively in accelerating their growth. OMAM’s business model combines the investment talent, entrepreneurialism, focus and creativity of leading asset management boutiques with the resources and capabilities of a larger firm. For more information about OMAM, please visit the Company’s website at www.omam.com.

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