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Dominic Blue Joins MassMutual Law Division



Veteran of two Boston law firms brings expertise

SPRINGFIELD, Mass., Aug. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual) today announced that Dominic L. Blue has been appointed Vice President and Assistant General Counsel of its Law Division. Mr. Blue heads up the Corporate Law Section of the department, responsible for corporate law matters, including mergers and acquisitions, employment, benefits, contracts, intellectual property, privacy and general corporate law practice.

"We are very excited to have Dominic on board. With his broad expertise in a number of legal areas, leadership experience and business acumen, he is an excellent addition to MassMutual and our team," said Mark Roellig, executive vice president and general counsel at MassMutual.

Mr. Blue joins MassMutual after six years at the Boston office of the law firm of Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP, where his practice involved general corporate issues and acting as general counsel for various growth companies.  Prior to working at Edwards and Angell, he was an associate at Boston law firm Testa, Hurwitz & Thibeault LLP.

The current president of the Massachusetts Black Lawyers Association, Mr. Blue received his J.D. and an MBA from Boston College and received his B.A. from the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Mass., where he was a member of the varsity football team. Mr. Blue also sits on the three panel Appeals Board of the Supplier Diversity Office of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, which determines minority and women-owned business status of the state's vendors.

Mr. Blue succeeds Michael O'Connor, who has become the chief of staff to Roger Crandall, MassMutual's Chairman, President and CEO.

About MassMutual

Founded in 1851, MassMutual is a leading mutual life insurance company that is run for the benefit of its members and participating policyholders. The company has a long history of financial strength and strong performance, and although dividends are not guaranteed, MassMutual has paid dividends to eligible participating policyholders every year since the 1860s. With whole life insurance as its foundation, MassMutual provides products to help meet the financial needs of clients, such as life insurance, disability income insurance, long term care insurance, retirement/401(k) plan services, and annuities. In addition, the company's strong and growing network of financial professionals helps clients make good financial decisions for the long-term.

MassMutual Financial Group is a marketing name for Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual) and its affiliated companies and sales representatives. MassMutual is headquartered in Springfield, Massachusetts and its major affiliates include: Babson Capital Management LLC; Baring Asset Management Limited; Cornerstone Real Estate Advisers LLC; The First Mercantile Trust Company; MassMutual International LLC; MML Investors Services, LLC, Member FINRA and SIPC; OppenheimerFunds, Inc.; and The MassMutual Trust Company, FSB.

For more information, visit www.massmutual.com or 'Like" MassMutual on Facebook.