JUNE 19, 2020 09:04 AM (EDT)

AM Best Comments on Credit Ratings of Jackson National Life Ins Co and Affiliates Following Transactions with Athene Holding Ltd


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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

OLDWICK - JUNE 19, 2020 09:04 AM (EDT)
AM Best has commented that the Financial Strength Rating of A (Excellent) and the Long-Term Issuer Credit Ratings (Long-Term ICR) of “a+” of Jackson National Life Insurance Company (JNL), its wholly owned subsidiary, Jackson National Life Insurance Company of New York, and its direct parent, Brooke Life Insurance Company remain unchanged following the recently announced investment and reinsurance transactions with Athene Holding Ltd. All companies are headquartered in Lansing, MI.

On June 18, 2020, JNL’s parent company, Prudential plc (Prudential), announced an agreement to reinsure JNL’s $27.6 billion IFRS book of fixed and fixed indexed annuity business to Athene Life Re Ltd, a subsidiary of Athene Holding Ltd. Concurrently, Prudential also announced that it has reached an agreement with Athene Holding Ltd for its subsidiary, Athene Life Re Ltd, to invest $500 million in Prudential’s U.S. holding company in exchange for an 11.1% economic interest (9.9% voting interest) in Prudential’s U.S. business. Athene’s investment will be deployed in JNL, and the net impact of the capital investment and the reinsurance transaction is expected to be accretive to absolute and risk-adjusted capitalization. AM Best will monitor the execution of the announced transactions and Prudential’s future strategic plans for JNL in order to determine their impact on JNL’s ratings.

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