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April 5, 2010
Construction kick-off ceremony marks Ohio National’s third and fourth Habitat for Humanity homes

Cincinnati -- Construction on the third and fourth Cincinnati Habitat for Humanity homes pledged by Ohio National Financial Services will begin at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 10 at 3588 and 3592 Dick Street with a special construction kick-off ceremony. The community and members of the news media are welcome.

In addition to the Ohio National homes, the Eastside Coalition will kick off its 33rd home with Cincinnati Habitat in the same ceremony with its home at 3584 Dick Street. When completed, all three homes, and the three partner families, will be neighbors in the Avondale community. The three-home construction kick-off ceremony is an unprecedented first for Cincinnati Habitat for Humanity.

To celebrate 100 years as part of the Cincinnati community, Ohio National Financial Services announced its commitment to fund the construction of 10 Habitat for Humanity homes over the next five years – the largest ever one-time gift to Cincinnati Habitat for Humanity – in early 200

“Our partnership with Cincinnati Habitat for Humanity is a living representation of Ohio National's tagline. ‘Life changes. We’ll be there.’ When life changes, we look to the safety and stability provided by home. Habitat for Humanity makes the dream of home ownership a reality for thousands of families across the United States and in our local community,” said David B. O' Maley, Ohio National Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer.

When completed, the home at 3588 Dick Street will belong to Jane Huff. A single grandmother raising four grandchildren, Huff has worked for the University of Cincinnati for more than 20 years and is very excited to be building and buying a home with Cincinnati Habitat for Humanity. She says “this is something (my) grandchildren deserve, a place they can always call home even after (I have) gone. I have always dreamed of being able to provide my grandchildren a home of their own.” 

Next door, at 3592 Dick Street, will be Ohio National home number four, a home built in partnership with Stephona Bowman. A single mother of two girls, Bowman works for 5/3 Bank and will be finishing her business degree in computer network and tech support this spring. “I have spent a lifetime of renting and at times in less than desirable housing. This opportunity to build and buy my own home provides a long-term sense of security in having something of our own,” said Bowman. 

“It was a joy to partner with Ohio National Financial Services on their first two of 10 homes in 2009. On behalf of the families whose lives will be forever changed for the better, we are extremely grateful for the generous donation from Ohio National Financial Services and the volunteer support of their associates. As we approach our triple house kick-off which includes Ohio National’s 3rd and 4th homes, we are reminded that it’s not just the families we serve who will gain from their contributions – the entire community will benefit. Our collaborative partnership increases Cincinnati Habitat’s capacity to provide decent, affordable homeownership opportunities for hard-working families in need in communities that will benefit from homeownership the most.” said Tom Salzbrun, Cincinnati Habitat for Humanity, Executive Director.

Each Habitat for Humanity home symbolizes a decade in Ohio National’s 100-year history. The $780,000 gift has already funded two homes – one in Avondale and one in Kennedy Heights – in 2009. Two additional homes will be funded each year, through 2013.

Ohio National associates will volunteer to build the homes and members of the Eastside Coalition will be leading the construction on all three builds. The community is encouraged to volunteer on the Ohio National homes. Complete information and easy-to-use volunteer sign-up is available at www.cincinnati-habitat.org.

Ohio National’s gift to Cincinnati Habitat marked the kick-off of a year-long celebration of its centennial. Today, more than one hundred years later, Ohio National is guided by the principle that long-term policyholder value is paramount. At year-end 2009, Ohio National experienced records in earnings and life sales, despite the turbulent economy. Additionally in 2009, independent industry analysts reaffirmed Ohio National’s affiliated companies’ very strong financial security ratings and stable outlook, including Standard & Poor’s: “AA” (Very Strong), Moody’s: “A1,” and A. M. Best: “A+ (Superior)”.

Ohio National has received high marks for financial strength and claims paying ability from major rating agencies; however, such ratings do not refer to the performance of our variable accounts nor imply approval of our variable contracts or their portfolios. All ratings information is according to reports published on: www.standardandpoors.com, www.ambest.com/ratings and www.moodys.com/insurance

Tracing its corporate origins to 1909, Ohio National today markets a variety of insurance and financial products through more than 40,000 representatives in 47 states (all except Alaska, Hawaii and New York), the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and through subsidiary operations in Santiago, Chile. As of December 31, 2009, its affiliated companies have $26.5 billion total assets under management. Products are issued by The Ohio National Life Insurance Company and Ohio National Life Assurance Corporation. Named Cincinnati's "#1 Top Workplace" (large category) by the Enquirer Media (June 2010) and "25 Best Medium-Sized Companies to Work for in America" by the Great Place to Work Institute (June 2004), Ohio National has more than 830 corporate headquarters associates. Visit www.ohionational.com for more information.

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