Press Release - JUNE 07, 2019

AM Best Places Credit Ratings of LifeShield National Insurance Co. Under Review With Developing Implications

 Richard Francis
Senior Financial Analyst
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Edward Kohlberg
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Christopher Sharkey
Manager, Public Relations
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Jim Peavy
Director, Public Relations
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OLDWICK - JUNE 07, 2019
AM Best has placed under review with developing implications the Financial Strength Rating of B++ (Good) and the Long-Term Issuer Credit Rating of “bbb” of LifeShield National Insurance Co. (LifeShield National) (Oklahoma City, OK).

The Credit Ratings (rating) actions reflect Lifeshield National’s recent announcement of its intent to acquire Individual Assurance Company, Life, Health & Accident (IAC). In its announcement, LifeShield National indicated that it would purchase 100% of the ownership interests of IAC for cash. The transaction is expected to close early in the second or third quarter of 2019. The ratings, which were last updated in May 2018, will remain under review pending upcoming discussions with LifeShield National’s management, including analysis of proforma projections of capital and earnings, for an assessment of the potential impact on the company’s current ratings.

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AMB# Company Name
009458 LifeShield National Insurance Co