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MML Investors Services, Inc. Selects Morningstar Managed Portfolios Program

CHICAGO, May 21, 2002 – Morningstar Investment Services, Inc., a registered investment advisor and wholly owned subsidiary of Morningstar, Inc., today announced that MML Investors Services, Inc., a member of the MassMutual Financial Group, has selected the Morningstar® Managed PortfoliosSM program for distribution through its financial advisors. 

Morningstar Managed Portfolios is a fee-based discretionary mutual fund investment management service developed exclusively for financial advisors. Morningstar Investment Services launched its new program in January and now has agreements with more than 30 companies, representing more than 6,000 registered investment advisor representatives who may offer the program to their clients. 

"MML Investors Services has an excellent reputation, and we are pleased that they have selected our program to complement their existing services," said Tom Florence, president of Morningstar Investment Services, Inc. "MML Investors Services' investment planning and advisory skills, combined with our portfolio engineering expertise, will be a great benefit to investors." 

Ron Thomson, vice president of sales and marketing for MML Investors Services, Inc., said "Morningstar Investment Services has developed a tremendous service. By combining the Morningstar Managed Portfolios program with the strength of MML Investors, we are able to provide a powerful investment solution tailored to our clients' financial situations and needs. The Morningstar name is well known and respected in the marketplace which should be an added plus in marketing this program." 

Morningstar Managed Portfolios is a turnkey, fee-based discretionary investment-management program that features several mutual fund portfolios researched, engineered, and monitored by Morningstar Investment Services, as well as back-office operations and support services. A robust Web-based solution provides complete client account management capabilities and marketing and sales support. Client portfolios are continuously monitored, as well as rebalanced and adjusted as necessary, based on market performance and portfolio information. For more information about Morningstar Managed Portfolios, visit http://www.mp.morningstar.com.

About Morningstar, Inc. and Morningstar Investment Services
Chicago-based Morningstar, Inc., is a global investment research firm. Morningstar Investment Services is a registered investment advisor and a wholly owned subsidiary of Morningstar, Inc. The financial data and methodology used in Morningstar Managed Portfolios as well as the fund manager selection and asset allocation are proprietary to Morningstar, Inc., and/or Morningstar Investment Services, Inc. Morningstar Managed Portfolios are intended for citizens or legal residents of the United States or its territories. The program can only be offered by registered investment advisors or investment advisor representatives.

About MML Investors Services, Inc.
MML Investors Services, Inc., a member of the MassMutual Financial Group, is a full-service broker-dealer and investment advisor registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission. MML Investors Services, Inc. is a member of the National Association of Securities Dealers (NASD) and the Securities Investor Protection Corporation (SIPC). The firm is authorized to conduct business in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico.

The MassMutual Financial Group is a marketing designation (or fleet name) for Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company and its subsidiaries. The MassMutual Financial Group is a global, diversified financial services organization with more than $234 billion in total assets under management as of year-end 2001.

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