Allianz Life and Reinsurance Group of America Complete Reinsurance Transaction
MINNEAPOLIS & ST. LOUIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 4, 2003--Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America (Allianz Life) and Reinsurance Group of America, Incorporated (NYSE:RGA) announced today that RGA has completed its acquisition of the traditional U.S. life reinsurance business of Allianz Life. On September 22, the companies announced the agreement whereby RGA would acquire this business through a coinsurance transaction and pay Allianz a ceding commission of $310 million.
"The completion of this transaction further strengthens our position in the U.S. marketplace, adding approximately $240 billion of life reinsurance in force to our book of business. We expect the transaction to be accretive to earnings immediately," said A. Greig Woodring, President and Chief Executive Officer of RGA.
The transaction has an effective date of July 1, 2003. The two companies are working to transition the underlying policy information to RGA's systems. Additionally, they have agreed to pursue novation of the individual reinsurance agreements to RGA.
About Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America
Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America (Allianz Life(R)) is a leading provider of fixed and variable annuities, as well as a provider of long term care products through independent distribution networks and financial institutions in the U.S. Allianz Life is also a major provider of health excess of loss services. Allianz Life headquarters are based in Minneapolis. Allianz Life is a company of the Allianz Group, one of the world's leading financial services providers. Allianz Group is represented in over 70 countries, with more than 60 million customers around the globe, and employs 180,000 people worldwide.
About Reinsurance Group of America, Incorporated
Reinsurance Group of America, Incorporated, through its subsidiaries, RGA Reinsurance Company and RGA Life Reinsurance Company of Canada, is among the largest providers of life reinsurance in North America. In addition to its North American operations, Reinsurance Group of America, Incorporated has subsidiary companies or offices in Australia, Barbados, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, Japan, Mexico, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Taiwan, and the United Kingdom. Worldwide, the company has approximately $1.1 trillion of life reinsurance in force, and assets of $10.5 billion. MetLife, Inc. is the beneficial owner of approximately 52 percent of RGA's outstanding shares.
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CONTACT: Reinsurance Group of America, Incorporated
Jack B. Lay, 636-736-7439
Allianz Life Insurance Company
Gabrielle (Gabby) M. Matzdorff, 763-765-6163
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