Forum 400 Names Alan Harrington New Member

President of Global Financial Distributors Recognized as Top Life Insurance Producer

ATLANTA, October 02, 2013 — Forum 400, an elite group of the top life insurance producers in thecountry, is pleased to announce that Alan Harrington, President of Global Financial Distributors, Inc., hasbeen accepted as a new member of the organization. Forum 400 membership is exclusive and by invitation-only, and to date, only 280 professionals meet the rigorous qualifying criteria.

Alan Harrington is the President of Atlanta, Georgia-based Global Financial Distributors (GFD). GFD is a leading provider of insurance and annuity-based financing solutions to business and individual clients.

“I’m thrilled to have been invited into the Forum 400 membership,” said Mr. Harrington “I look forward to the open sharing of ideas with other members and am excited to be included among this distinguished group of industry leaders.”

Candidates applying for membership in Forum 400 must participate in a demanding, seven-step application process, which includes interviews, detailed background information, and letters of recommendation from existing Forum 400 members. Applicants must also qualify with a competitive minimum annual personal financial services income produced in the previous year. The application process is also designed to educate potential members about the culture of sharing in Forum 400.

“It’s an exclusive membership by design,” said Barbara O’Connor, Executive Director of Forum 400. “Individuals who qualify are not only incredibly successful advisors, but also embody the sharing mentality that is so central to Forum 400’s mission. We believe Al is an excellent addition and look forward to his contributions to the membership.”

About Forum 400
Founded in 1973, Forum 400 is an elite group of pioneers and leaders who continually shape the life insurance industry and related professional communities. Its sole purpose is to provide an environment for the open exchange of innovative ideas and solutions from only the best in the industry to enable its members’ continued success.
For more information, visit www.forum400.org.

About Global Financial Distributors
Headquartered in Atlanta, GA, Global Financial Distributors is the fastest growing architect of insurance and annuity-based lending strategies for businesses and individuals in the market today. These strategies are collectively marketed under the Leveraged Planning® brand.
GFD can be visited on the web at www.globalfd.com
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1200 Ashwood Pkwy, Ste. 150, Atlanta,GA 30338 1.800.515.2599 www.globalfd.com

Press Contacts:

Global Financial Distributors:
Eric Stein; 678-218-1220; edstein@globalfd.com
Forum 400:
Megan O’Donoghue; 800-499-0974; modonoghue@forum400.org