Press Release - APRIL 11, 2019
AM Best Withdraws Credit Ratings of Voya Financial, Inc. and Its Subsidiaries
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
OLDWICK - APRIL 11, 2019
The ratings of Voya’s life insurance entities reflect their balance sheet strength, which AM Best categorizes as strong, as well as their strong operating performance, favorable business profile and appropriate enterprise risk management. Voya ceased new individual life insurance sales as of Dec. 31, 2018, and sold their closed block variable annuity and individual fixed annuity segments in 2018, changing Voya’s business risk profile and lowering Voya’s sensitivity to insurance risks and therefore the need for an FSR.
The FSR of A (Excellent) and the Long-Term ICRs of “a+” have been affirmed with stable outlooks for the following life insurance subsidiaries of Voya Financial, Inc. Concurrently, AM Best has withdrawn the ratings at the company’s request:
The following Long-Term IRs have been affirmed. Concurrently, AM Best has withdrawn the Long-Term IRs at the company’s request:
Voya Financial, Inc.—
— “bbb+” on $850 million 5.50% senior unsecured notes, due 2022
— “bbb+” on $400 million 3.125% senior unsecured notes, due 2024
— “bbb+” on $500 million 3.65% senior unsecured notes, due 2026
— “bbb+” on $400 million 5.70% senior unsecured notes, due 2043
— “bbb+” on $300 million 4.80% senior unsecured notes, due 2046
— “bbb-” on $350 million 4.7% fixed-to-floating junior subordinated notes, due 2048
— “bbb-” on $750 million 5.65% fixed-to-floating junior subordinated notes, due 2053
— “bbb-” on $325 million 6.125% non-cumulative preferred stock
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