CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Kemper Corporation (NYSE: KMPR) today announced the successful completion of a new $550 million credit agreement which includes both revolving credit and term loan facilities.
The new credit agreement includes a $300 million, five-year revolving credit facility and $250 million, two-year delayed-draw term loan facility, replacing the current $225 million five-year credit facility scheduled to mature in June 2020. The new credit agreement extends the final maturity date for the revolving credit facility by three years to June 2023.
The new credit agreement provides available financing for Kemper’s pending acquisition of Infinity Property and Casualty Corporation, as well as future financial flexibility. The agreement also includes an accordion provision under which Kemper may increase the amount of the facilities up to a shared aggregate maximum of $100 million.
“Our new credit agreement reflects today’s strong credit market conditions and incorporates optimized terms, pricing and liquidity flexibility. The new term facility offers attractive bank term financing for our pending acquisition of Infinity,” said James J. McKinney, Kemper’s Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. “We appreciate our banks’ continued ongoing commitment to Kemper.”
JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., served as administrative agent and syndication agent, and Bank of America, N.A. and Wells Fargo Bank, National Association, also served as syndication agents, for the new credit agreement. Additionally, JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith, Incorporated, and Wells Fargo Securities, LLC served as joint bookrunners and joint lead arrangers.
The Kemper family of companies is one of the nation’s leading insurers. With $8 billion in assets, Kemper is improving the world of insurance by offering personalized solutions for individuals, families and businesses. Kemper's businesses collectively:
- Offer insurance for home, auto, life, health and valuables
- Service six million policies
- Represented by 20,000 agents and brokers
- Employ 5,550 associates dedicated to providing exceptional service
- Licensed to sell insurance in 50 states and the District of Columbia
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This communication does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities or a solicitation of any vote or approval. This communication relates to the proposed merger involving the Company, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company and Infinity, among other things. In connection therewith, the Company filed with the SEC a Registration Statement on Form S-4 that includes a definitive joint proxy statement of the Company and Infinity and also constitutes a definitive prospectus of the Company, and each of the Company and Infinity may be filing with the SEC other documents regarding the proposed transaction. The Company and Infinity commenced mailing of the definitive joint proxy statement/prospectus to the Company’s shareholders and Infinity’s shareholders on April 30, 2018. BEFORE MAKING ANY INVESTMENT DECISION, INVESTORS AND SECURITYHOLDERS OF THE COMPANY AND/OR INFINITY ARE URGED TO READ THE DEFINITIVE JOINT PROXY STATEMENT/PROSPECTUS REGARDING THE PROPOSED MERGER AND ANY OTHER RELEVANT DOCUMENTS FILED OR TO BE FILED WITH THE SEC CAREFULLY AND IN THEIR ENTIRETY WHEN THEY BECOME AVAILABLE BECAUSE THEY CONTAIN OR WILL CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION. Investors and securityholders may obtain free copies of the definitive joint proxy statement/prospectus, any amendments or supplements thereto and other documents filed with the SEC by the Company and Infinity through the website maintained by the SEC at www.sec.gov. Copies of the documents filed with the SEC by the Company are available free of charge under the “Investors” section of the Company’s website located at http://www.kemper.com or by contacting the Company’s Investor Relations Department at 312.661.4930 or email@example.com. Copies of the documents filed with the SEC by Infinity are available free of charge under the “Investor Relations” section of Infinity’s website located at http://www.infinityauto.com or by contacting Infinity’s Investor Relations Department at 205.803.8186 or firstname.lastname@example.org.