CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Kemper Corporation (NYSE: KMPR) announced today that it has agreed to sell 1,350,000 shares of its common stock in an underwritten public offering. In addition, Kemper has granted the underwriter, Credit Suisse, a 30-day option to purchase up to 202,500 additional shares of its common stock.
Credit Suisse will act as sole underwriter for the offering. Credit Suisse agreed to purchase the shares of common stock and subsequently sell those shares of common stock to public investors in an underwritten at-the-market public offering.
Kemper intends to use the net proceeds from this offering together with other funds to redeem all $150.0 million aggregate principal amount of its 7.375% Subordinated Debentures due 2054.
The offering is being made pursuant to an effective shelf registration statement previously filed by Kemper on May 8, 2017 with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”). The offering of these securities will be made only by means of a prospectus supplement and accompanying prospectus, copies of which may be obtained on the website of the SEC at www.sec.gov or by contacting Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC, Attn: Prospectus Department, Eleven Madison Avenue, 3rd floor, New York, NY 10010, Telephone: 1-800-221-1037, Email: email@example.com.
This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy any securities, nor does it constitute an offer, solicitation or sale in any state or other jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale is unlawful. In addition, this press release does not constitute a notice of redemption with respect to Kemper’s 7.375% Subordinated Debentures due 2054.
Kemper Corporation (NYSE: KMPR) is one of the nation’s leading specialized insurers. With over $12 billion in assets, Kemper is improving the world of insurance by providing affordable and easy-to-use personalized solutions to individuals, families and businesses through its Auto, Personal Insurance, Life and Health brands. Kemper serves over 6.4 million policies, is represented by more than 30,000 agents and brokers, and has over 8,000 associates dedicated to meeting the ever-changing needs of its customers.
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