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Penn Mutual and Rhino Rugby Partner to Support Collegiate Rugby Teams with First-of-its-Kind Sponsorship of Rugby Team Kits

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – April 19, 2016 – In a ground-breaking deal for collegiate sports, Penn Mutual today announced a partnership with Rhino Rugby, through which men’s and women’s collegiate rugby teams around the United States can realize thousands of dollars in benefits each year.

Penn Mutual will underwrite 50 percent of the costs of team uniforms in exchange for featuring the Penn Mutual name and logo on the team jersey.

“The spirit of teamwork, camaraderie and the discipline in the sport of rugby resonates with all of us at Penn Mutual,” said Jeffrey Fleischman, Senior Vice President, Chief Marketing and Digital Officer of Penn Mutual.  “As Penn Mutual continues to grow our role in support of rugby throughout the United States, especially at the collegiate level, we believe that our new partnership with Rhino Rugby will enable many more men’s and women’s college rugby programs to improve their programs with the highest-quality uniform and ‘kit” available in the country, and give those programs the cost-savings they need to support their growing programs.”

Rhino Rugby will work with each team to design their next kit with the Penn Mutual logo on it. Penn Mutual will then cover half the costs of the school's rugby kit, including jerseys, shorts and socks.  Teams can start creating their own custom kit on the Rhino Rugby Kit Builder website at http://usa.rhinorugby.com/kit-builder#/, or by contacting Rhino Rugby directly by phone at 1-844-US-RHINO (1-844-877-4466).

“This first-of-its-kind partnership of Rhino Rugby with the great folks at Penn Mutual truly gives even the smallest collegiate rugby program a leg-up in boosting their image and appeal,” said Jim Kozack, Vice President of Marketing for Rhino Rugby.  “Penn Mutual’s continued and increased commitment to collegiate rugby has evolved over the past two years, and we are extremely honored to be partners with them in this innovative and cost-effective program for all collegiate rugby programs.”

About Rhino Rugby:  For over 30 years, Rhino Rugby has been outfitting the world’s best rugby athletes with premier apparel and equipment needed to compete at the highest level, while representing the core values of rugby including: toughness, reliability, integrity, heritage and team spirit.  With a proven record of delivering superior rugby products, leading universities, clubs and professional teams turn to Rhino Rugby for their equipment needs. As the official supplier to several international teams and top clubs worldwide, the brand recently celebrated 25 years of supplying the England Rugby Team. In addition, top international teams including Wales and British & Irish Lions train using Rhino products.  Recently, leading American football programs have turned to Rhino Rugby equipment to enhance their football team's tackling techniques and training regimen. Visit rhinorugby.com to learn more about how Rhino Rugby's innovative apparel and equipment are revolutionizing sports. 

About United World SportsUnited World Sports (UWS) is the largest commercial rugby entity in the United States, and the owner and operator of a growing portfolio of dynamic sports, media and apparel brands including, the USA Sevens Rugby international tournament, the largest professional rugby event in North America; the Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship, the premier college 7s rugby championship; and the Penn Mutual Varsity Cup Championship, the 15s national rugby championship. Through its apparel division, UWS owns the exclusive North and South American license for Rhino Rugby, one of the world's leading rugby apparel and equipment brands. UWS also owns and operates RugbyToday.com, the largest and most widely read media destination dedicated to American rugby. For more information about UWS and its properties, visit: http://www.unitedworldsports.com.

About The Penn Mutual Life Insurance CompanySince its founding in 1847, Penn Mutual has been driven by its noble purpose to create a world of possibilities. At the heart of this purpose is the belief that purchasing life insurance is the most protective, responsible and rewarding action a person can take, and is central to a sound financial plan. The company is committed to helping individuals, families and small businesses unlock life's possibilities through life insurance and annuity solutions. This is accomplished through a national network of more than 5,000 financial professionals, who help clients make great things possible. Penn Mutual supports its field representatives with brokerage services through Honor, Townsend & Kent, Inc. Registered Investment Advisor and wholly owned subsidiary. Member FINRA/SIPC. Visit Penn Mutual on the Internet at http://www.pennmutual.com.

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