Manning & Napier appoints Geoff Rosenberger to the Board as Independent Director

– USA, NY – Manning & Napier, Inc. (NYSE: MN), today announced the appointment of Geoffrey Rosenberger to the Company’s Board of Directors. Mr. Rosenberger will serve as an independent director on the Audit, Nominating and Corporate Governance, and Compensation committees.

Manning & Napier’s Board of Directors is fully constituted with eight directors, five of which are classified as independent. Mr. Rosenberger replaces Richard Hurwitz, who stepped down from the board on December 31, 2015 due to expanded commitments at Tungsten plc where he serves as Chief Executive Officer.

Mr. Rosenberger, 62, possesses nearly 30 years of investment management experience. He began his career at Manning & Napier in 1976 before departing in 1984 when he co-founded Clover Capital Management, Inc. He served as Managing Director at Clover Capital until his retirement in 2004. He retained an equity stake in the firm until it was sold in 2008 to Federated Investors. Today, Mr. Rosenberger serves as Managing Member of Lily Pond Ventures, LLC, a personal holding company in addition to serving on several educational and corporate boards. He is currently the Lead Independent Director for Broadstone Net Lease, a real estate investment trust, as well as Director for The Greater Rochester Health Foundation.

Commenting on the appointment of Mr. Rosenberger, Patrick Cunningham, Chief Executive Officer of Manning & Napier, stated, “Geoff provides expertise in three important areas: investment management, corporate governance and firsthand knowledge of Manning & Napier’s investment philosophy that has remained consistent since the firm was founded. Geoff’s track record of entrepreneurial success at Clover Capital will provide an additional layer of operational expertise, while his association with a number of corporate and educational boards will ensure we continue to adhere to best in class corporate governance practices. We welcome Geoff to the board.”

About Manning & Napier, Inc.

Manning & Napier (NYSE: MN) provides a broad range of investment solutions as well as a variety of consultative services that complement our investment process. Founded in 1970, we offer equity, fixed income and alternative strategies, as well as a range of blended asset portfolios, such as life cycle funds. We serve a diversified client base of high-net-worth individuals and institutions, including 401(k) plans, pension plans, Taft-Hartley plans, endowments and foundations. For many of these clients, our relationship goes beyond investment management and includes customized solutions that address key issues and solve client-specific problems. We are headquartered in Fairport, NY.

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