IPS Defined Benefit Pension Plan

Attn: Ms. Gina A. Hughes, Vice President, Dietrich & Associates, Inc.

Dear Ms. Hughes,

Thank you very much for your assistance in securing annuities for our retirees who opted not to take the lump-sum option. This is an area in which we at IPS have little or no experience. The professional guidance you provided was a great relief to Integrated Power Services. I took comfort in the direct you provided, the various options you provided (spoken and written in understandable terms), and with the advantages and disadvantages of each provider. I also appreciate the timeliness of your responses to our many questions. From start to finish it was a great comfort to know as a broker you were looking out for the best interests of IPS and our pensioners.

Thank you again for your professionalism, support, and direction. Your calm demeanor was a blessing to all of us going through the unknown waters of terminating our defined benefit plan and providing annuities for our pensioners.

Gregory J. Lewis, Sr. VP HR
Integrated Power Services

Pennock Floral

To Whom It May Concern:

I take pleasure in taking this opportunity to acknowledge and commend Dietrich & Associates for the superior service they provide to our company.

In November 2006, the Pennock Company's Executive Committee contracted this company to provide us assistance with our Pension Plan Termination Process.

Dietrich advised us of the termination procedures, marketed the plan and made sure we had complete and accurate data prior to the purchase of the SPGA contract. We are immensely happy with the services they've completed for us.

Although Kurt Dietrich was the initial contact, Geoffrey Dietrich was the associate involved daily on our project who was visibly committed to accomplish the proper end result. It's evident that these people are experts in their field and have proven themselves to be very dependable.

The company is very proactive and keeps good lines of communication open with us at all times. We've found them to be exceptionally accommodating- willing to make whatever adjustments necessary to meet our unique needs.

They consistently delivered the highest level of service, while at the same time offering the best solutions in reviewing data. This is a company that has earned both our trust and respect.

Without hesitation, I would recommend Dietrich & Associates to anyone.

Yours Truly,
Domenick R. Sciole

Stanley, Hunt, DuPree & Rhine

I've been working with Gina Hughes and trying to wrap up some annuity quotes to close out a client's pension plan. 


Gina has been absolutely wonderful to work with. She is very efficient and responsive, which is always a help. Working with challenging situations and clients, she has always shown utmost professionalism.  I just wanted to pass this along, and hope to work with her in the future.

Robert A. Grider, EA, MAAA
Vice President/Actuary
Consulting and Actuarial Services
Stanley, Hunt, DuPree & Rhine
Division of BB&T Insurance Services, Inc.

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