Fitch Withdraws Stonebridge Life Insurance Company's 'AA-' IFS Rating

NEW YORK--()--Fitch Ratings has withdrawn the 'AA-' Insurer Financial Strength (IFS) rating for Stonebridge Life Insurance Company as a result of the company's merger with the surviving entity, Transamerica Life Insurance Company. Accordingly, Fitch will no longer provide ratings or analytical coverage for Stonebridge Life Insurance Company. Aegon N.V. is the parent company for both U.S. insurance operating subsidiaries. The merger was finalized on Oct. 1, 2015.

Fitch withdrew the following rating:

Stonebridge Life Insurance Company

--Long-term IFS rating at 'AA-', Stable Outlook.

Additional information is available on www.fitchratings.com.

Applicable Criteria

Insurance Rating Methodology (pub. 16 Sep 2015)

https://www.fitchratings.com/creditdesk/reports/report_frame.cfm?rpt_id=871172

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Contacts

Fitch Ratings
Primary Analyst - U.S. Subsidiaries
Jamie R. Tucker, CPA, +1-212-612-7856
Associate Director
Fitch Ratings, Inc.
33 Whitehall Street
New York, NY 10004
or
Secondary Analyst - U.S. Subsidiaries
Julie A. Burke, CPA, CFA, +1-312-368-3158
Managing Director
or
Primary Analyst - (Aegon N.V. and Non-U.S. Subsidiaries)
Federico Faccio, +44 (0) 20 3530 1394
Senior Director
or
Committee Chairperson
Keith M. Buckley, CFA, +1-312-368-3211
Managing Director
or
Media Relations
Alyssa Castelli, New York, +1-212-908-0540
alyssa.castelli@fitchratings.com

Contacts

Fitch Ratings
Primary Analyst - U.S. Subsidiaries
Jamie R. Tucker, CPA, +1-212-612-7856
Associate Director
Fitch Ratings, Inc.
33 Whitehall Street
New York, NY 10004
or
Secondary Analyst - U.S. Subsidiaries
Julie A. Burke, CPA, CFA, +1-312-368-3158
Managing Director
or
Primary Analyst - (Aegon N.V. and Non-U.S. Subsidiaries)
Federico Faccio, +44 (0) 20 3530 1394
Senior Director
or
Committee Chairperson
Keith M. Buckley, CFA, +1-312-368-3211
Managing Director
or
Media Relations
Alyssa Castelli, New York, +1-212-908-0540
alyssa.castelli@fitchratings.com