Annaly Capital Management, Inc. included in Bloomberg’s Gender Equality Index for fifth consecutive year

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Annaly Capital Management, Inc. (NYSE: NLY) (“Annaly” or the “Company”) today announced that it is one of 418 companies across 45 countries and regions to join the index. Bloomberg Gender Equality Index (GEI) 2022, a modified market capitalization-weighted index that aims to track the performance of public companies committed to transparency in reporting gender data. This benchmark measures gender equality across five pillars: female leadership and talent pool, equal pay and gender pay equity, inclusive culture, anti-sexual harassment policies and the pro-women brand.

“We are thrilled to be included in the 2022 Bloomberg Gender Equality Index for the fifth consecutive year,” said David Finkelstein, CEO and President of Annaly. “Diversity, equity and inclusion are fundamental tenets of Annaly’s culture and we are proud of our recent accomplishments, including enhancements to our parental leave policy and better representation on the Board of Directors. Annaly operation. We remain committed to gender equality at all levels of the organization and are confident that our broader diversity and inclusion initiatives will continue to help us achieve our business goals, manage risk and create value for all our stakeholders. »

“Annaly continues to strive for gender equality through internal and external initiatives, including internal professional development programs and affinity groups and our partnerships with diversity organizations, including girls who investsaid Tanya Rakpraja, head of corporate responsibility and government relations at Annaly. “Furthermore, as part of our commitment to transparency and disclosure, we are proud to have released our 2019 and 2020 EEO-1 reports for the first time last year and are committed to publishing these annually. statistics on workforce diversity in the future.”

Annaly’s commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (“DE&I”) is reflected in the company’s culture, policies and governance with 45% of its Board of Directors and 40% of its operating committee made up of women. In addition, 100% of Annaly’s Board of Directors Committees are chaired by women. In recognition of the Board’s commitment to diversity, Annaly was recently named a finalist for the 2021 NACD Awards for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. Over the past few years, Annaly has continued to advance her DE&I initiatives, including the appointment of an Inclusion Officer in 2020 and the expansion of our employee-sponsored affinity groups in 2021. It is important to Note that Annaly has further enhanced its parental leave policy in 2021, providing extended leave for children and family care as well as access to expanded fertility benefits.

“We are proud to recognize Annaly Capital Management, Inc. and the other 417 companies included in the 2022 GEI for their commitment to transparency and setting a new standard in gender-related data reporting,” said Peter T. Grauer, Chairman of Bloomberg and Founding Chairman of the American 30% Club. “Even though the threshold for inclusion in the GEI has increased, the list of members continues to grow. This speaks to the fact that more and more companies are working to improve their gender-related metrics, thereby fostering more opportunities for diverse talent to succeed in their organizations.

Annaly submitted a social survey created by Bloomberg, in collaboration with subject matter experts around the world. Those included in this year’s index have met or exceeded an aggregate threshold set by Bloomberg to reflect disclosure and achievement or adoption of the best statistics and policies.

The survey and GEI are voluntary and have no associated cost. Bloomberg has collected this data for reference purposes only. The index is not ranked. While all public companies are encouraged to disclose additional gender data for their company’s investment profile on the Bloomberg Terminal®, those with a market cap of $1 billion are eligible for inclusion in the index. . For more information on the GEI and how to submit information for next year’s index, visit: https://www.bloomberg.com/gei. Bloomberg clients can access the GEI at {BGEI Index DES }.

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About Annally

Annaly is a leading diversified capital manager with investment strategies in mortgage financing and middle market corporate lending. Annaly’s primary business objective is to generate net income for distribution to its shareholders and to optimize its returns through the careful management of its diversified investment strategies. Annaly is internally managed and has elected to be taxed as a real estate investment trust, or REIT, for federal income tax purposes. Additional company information is available at www.annaly.com.

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