SEPTEMBER 29, 2015 03:02 PM (EDT)
A.M. Best Places Ratings of The Phoenix Companies Inc. and Its Subsidiaries Under Review With Developing Implications
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
OLDWICK - SEPTEMBER 29, 2015 03:02 PM (EDT)
The actions follow the recent public announcement by Phoenix that it is has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by Nassau Reinsurance Group Holdings L.P. (Nassau) (New York, NY) for $37.50 per share in cash, or an aggregate equity purchase price of $217.2 million. After completion of the transaction, Nassau is expected to contribute capital of $100 million into Phoenix. The transaction is expected to close in early 2016.
The ratings will remain under review pending the completion of the transaction, which is expected in the first quarter 2016, and A.M. Best’s discussions with management with regards to the business plan under the new ownership.
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