AM Best Assigns Issue Credit Rating to Athene Holding Ltd.’s New Senior Unsecured Notes

OLDWICK, N.J.--()--AM Best has assigned a Long-Term Issue Credit Rating (Long-Term IR) of “bbb” to the recently issued $500 million 6.150% senior unsecured notes due 2030 for Athene Holding Ltd. (Athene) (Bermuda) [NYSE:ATH]. The outlook assigned to this Credit Rating (rating) is positive. The existing ratings of Athene and its insurance subsidiaries remain unchanged.

Athene intends to use the net proceeds from the issuance for general corporate purposes, including support of investment opportunities, organic and inorganic growth, and its commitment to Athene Co-Invest Reinsurance Affiliate (ACRA). AM Best notes that proforma financial leverage and interest cover metrics remain within guidelines for the current ratings.

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Contacts

Keith Behrmann
Senior Financial Analyst
+1 908 439 2200, ext. 5733
keith.behrmann@ambest.com

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

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

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