A.M. Best Assigns Indicative Ratings to Great-West Lifeco Inc’s New Shelf Registration

OLDWICK, N.J.--()--A.M. Best has assigned indicative issue ratings of “a” to senior unsecured debt, “a-” to subordinated debt, “bbb+” to junior subordinated debt and “bbb+” to preferred stock of the recently filed shelf registration of Great-West Lifeco Inc. (Great-West Lifeco) (Winnipeg, Manitoba). The outlook assigned to all ratings is stable.

The assigned ratings, which may be issued under the shelf registration statement, are consistent with the current ratings of Great-West Lifeco’s outstanding securities. The new shelf registration replaces Great-West Lifeco’s previous shelf registration filed in July 2013, which has expired. Consequently, the indicative ratings for the previous shelf registration have been withdrawn.

Great-West Life’s issuer credit rating of “a”, its existing issue ratings and the ratings of its insurance operating entities are all unchanged.

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Christopher Sharkey, 908-439-2200, ext. 5159
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Jim Peavy, 908-439-2200, ext. 5644
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Contacts

A.M. Best Company, Inc.
Edward Kohlberg, 908-439-2200, ext. 5664
Senior Financial Analyst
edward.kohlberg@ambest.com
or
Thomas Rosendale, 908-439-2200, ext. 5201
Assistant Vice President
thomas.rosendale@ambest.com
or
Christopher Sharkey, 908-439-2200, ext. 5159
Manager, Public Relations
christopher.sharkey@ambest.com
or
Jim Peavy, 908-439-2200, ext. 5644
Assistant Vice President, Public Relations
james.peavy@ambest.com