CNO Financial Group, Inc. Seeks to Amend Senior Secured Credit Facility
S&P Ratings Upgrade
Strength in Core Credit Fundamentals
CARMEL, Ind., May 3, 2013
CARMEL, Ind., May 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --CNO Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE:
CNO) today announced that it is seeking to amend its senior secured credit
facility to reduce the interest rate and make other changes to provide
additional financial flexibility.
The facility consists of (i) a $250 million four-year term loan which
currently has an interest rate of LIBOR plus 325 basis points, with a LIBOR
floor of 100 basis points (current interest rate of 4.25%) and has an
outstanding principal balance of $225 million, and (ii) a $425 million
six-year term loan which currently has an interest rate of LIBOR plus 375
basis points, with a LIBOR floor of 125 basis points (current interest rate of
5.00%) and has an outstanding principal balance of approximately $406 million.
CNO also announced that earlier today Standard & Poor's upgraded the company's
issuer credit and senior secured debt ratings to BB- from B+. CEO Ed Bonach
said, "We are pleased with the upgrade from S&P and feel the decision reflects
the solid operating performance and strength in our credit fundamentals. As a
result of the upgrade and the current favorable market conditions, we are
seeking to amend our senior secured credit facility. If successful, this will
be yet another step in our ongoing efforts to improve our cost of capital,
financial flexibility and ROE."
CNO is a holding company. Our insurance subsidiaries – principally Bankers
Life and Casualty Company, Washington National Insurance Company and Colonial
Penn Life Insurance Company – serve pre-retiree and retired Americans by
helping them protect against financial adversity and provide for a more secure
retirement. For more information, visit CNO online at www.CNOinc.com.
SOURCE CNO Financial Group, Inc.
Contact: (News Media) Barbara Ciesemier, +1.312.396.7461, (Investors) Erik
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