OLDWICK, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--A.M. Best has placed under review with developing implications the Financial Strength Rating (FSR) of B (Fair) and the Long-Term Issuer Credit Ratings (Long-Term ICR) of “bb” of American Underwriters Life Insurance Company (Phoenix, AZ) and Century Life Assurance Company (Oklahoma City, OK), together referred to as the American Underwriters Life Group (AUL).
This Credit Rating (rating) action is a result of AUL’s recent agreement to be acquired by and simultaneously merged into Puritan Life Insurance Company of America. The transaction is expected to close by Dec. 31, 2017, subject to required regulatory approvals and other customary closing conditions.
A.M. Best anticipates that AUL’s ratings likely will be removed from under review following the close of the transaction and the completion of A.M. Best’s discussions with the management of the acquiring company. Any actual or anticipated changes to AUL’s financial profile will be reviewed to assess the impact on the company’s ratings.
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