MAY 12, 2020 02:54 PM (EDT)
AM Best Assigns Issue Credit Ratings to Lincoln National Corporation’s Senior Unsecured Notes
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
OLDWICK - MAY 12, 2020 02:54 PM (EDT)
Proceeds from the notes will be used to pay the $500 million LIBOR plus 150 basis points term loan, due 2022, and the $300 million 4.85% senior notes, due 2021. Furthermore, the company holds $760 million at the holding company, which includes excess funds targeting to pay its $300 million 4.20% senior unsecured notes, due 2022. This plan gives extra financial flexibility in the current COVID-19 pandemic environment, and removes pressure in the medium term to address maturities. LNC’s financial leverage and coverage measures decreased slightly but remain within AM Best’s guidelines.
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