AM Best Assigns Issue Credit Rating to Sagicor Financial Company Ltd.’s Senior Unsecured Notes

OLDWICK, N.J.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#insuranceAM Best has assigned a Long-Term Issue Credit Rating (Long-Term IR) of “bbb” (Good) to the $400 million 5.3% senior unsecured notes due May 13, 2028, of Sagicor Financial Company Ltd. (Bermuda). The outlook assigned to this Credit Rating (rating) is stable. All other ratings of Sagicor Financial Company Ltd. and its insurance subsidiaries remain unchanged.

Sagicor Financial Company Ltd. is using the proceeds for the repurchase of the outstanding aggregate principal amount of $318.1 million of the 8.875% senior notes due 2022 issued by its subsidiary, Sagicor Finance (2015) Limited, and for general corporate purposes. AM Best notes that proforma financial leverage and interest coverage metrics remain at appropriate levels.

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