AM Best Assigns Issue Credit Rating to Ameriprise Financial, Inc.’s New Senior Unsecured Notes

OLDWICK, N.J.--()--AM Best has assigned a Long-Term Issue Credit Rating of “a-” to the $500 million 3.00% 5-year senior unsecured notes, due April 2, 2025, issued by Ameriprise Financial, Inc. (Ameriprise Financial) (headquartered in Minneapolis, MN) [NYSE: AMP]. The outlook assigned to the Credit Rating (rating) is stable. All other ratings of Ameriprise Financial and its subsidiaries are unchanged.

AM Best expects the proceeds from the issuance to be used for general corporate purposes. Following the repayment of a $750 million debt maturity on March 15, 2020 and with this issuance of the new debt instrument, AM Best calculates that Ameriprise Financial’s debt-to-capital ratio will modestly decline to approximately 34%, which remains in line with AM Best’s guidelines for the rating level. In addition, AM Best expects interest coverage to remain very strong. The financial leverage, along with interest expense coverage, should remain well within AM Best’s expectation for the assigned rating.

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Contacts

David Marek
Financial Analyst
+1 908 439 2200, ext. 5340
david.marek@ambest.com

Christopher Sharkey
Manager, Public Relations
+1 908 439 2200, ext. 5159
christopher.sharkey@ambest.com

Edward Kohlberg
Director
+1 908 439 2200, ext. 5664
edward.kohlberg@ambest.com

Jim Peavy
Director, Public Relations
+1 908 439 2200, ext. 5644
james.peavy@ambest.com