Life Insurance Companies Announce New Products, Loans, Exchange Offers, Divestitures and Contributions - Research Report on

   Life Insurance Companies Announce New Products, Loans, Exchange Offers,
Divestitures and Contributions - Research Report on MetLife, American Equity,
                 Lincoln Financial, Prudential, and ING Groep

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NEW YORK, August 29, 2013

NEW YORK, August 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Today, Investors' Reports announced new research reports highlighting MetLife,
Inc. (NYSE: MET), American Equity Investment Life Holding Co. (NYSE: AEL),
Lincoln National Corp. (NYSE: LNC), Prudential Financial, Inc. (NYSE: PRU),
and ING Groep NV (NYSE: ING). Today's readers may access these reports free of
charge - including full price targets, industry analysis and analyst ratings -
via the links below.

MetLife, Inc. Research Report

On August 22, 2013, MetLife, Inc. (MetLife) announced that, through its real
estate investments department, it has closed a $235 million loan secured by BG
Group Place, for a partnership advised by Invesco Real Estate. Robert Merck,
Senior Managing Director and Head of Real Estate Investments for MetLife
commented, "The BG Group Place investment aligns well with our overall
commercial real estate strategy and allows MetLife to grow in a key market for
us. We are confident that BG Group Place will prove to be a beneficial
component of our Texas portfolio." MetLife stated that the transaction was led
by Chad McKenney and John Hall from MetLife's Dallas regional office. The Full
Research Report on MetLife, Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst
ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at:
[http://www.investorsreports.com/report/2013-08-27/MET]

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American Equity Investment Life Holding Co. Research Report

On August 23, 2013, American Equity Investment Life Holding Co. (American
Equity) announced that it intends to commence exchange offers to purchase for
cash and, in certain circumstances, newly issued shares of its common stock,
any and all of its $200 million principal amount of outstanding 3.50%
Convertible Senior Notes due 2015 and any and all of its $115.8 million
principal amount of outstanding 5.25% Contingent Convertible Senior Notes due
2029. According to American Equity, the exchange unless extended or earlier
terminated by the Company will expire at 12:00 a.m. New York time at the end
of October 21, 2013. The Full Research Report on American Equity Investment
Life Holding Co. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and
price targets - is available to download free of charge at:
[http://www.investorsreports.com/report/2013-08-27/AEL]

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Lincoln National Corp. Research Report

On August 13, 2013, Lincoln National Corp. (Lincoln Financial Group) announced
the release of its next generation Lincoln SVUL(2013). According to the
company, the Lincoln SVUL(2013) is a survivorship variable universal life
insurance product which combines a guaranteed lifetime death benefit with the
freedom to pursue market-driven growth potential that can help meet future
liquidity needs. The Company further stated that the product also provides a
new competitive pricing structure making it potentially suitable for various
premium scenarios including those in which premiums are paid in three years or
less. Michael Burns, Senior Vice President, Life Solutions, said, "Lincoln
focuses on continually providing a diverse mix of solutions to help advisors
meet their clients' specific needs, and keep financial plans on track in any
market environment. Our enhanced SVUL helps strengthen the position of
advisors working with clients insuring two lives in the process of building a
financial legacy, providing financial flexibility, and meeting a variety of
financial planning needs ranging from estate tax funding to wealth transfer."
The Full Research Report on Lincoln National Corp. - including full detailed
breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free
of charge at: [http://www.investorsreports.com/report/2013-08-27/LNC]

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Prudential Financial, Inc. Research Report

On August 22, 2013, Prudential Financial, Inc. (Prudential) announced that in
order to support the Dixon Center for Military and Veterans Community Services
at Easter Seals (Dixon Center at Easter Seals) for its critical work in
bringing communities together for veterans, especially during their
reintegration and transition home post-deployments, the Company has made a
$250,000 contribution to the Dixon Center at Easter Seals. Barbara Koster,
Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer at Prudential said, "This
founding contribution to the Dixon Center at Easter Seals will help foster
better community collaboration and coordinated services to support veteran
employment, education and health - three areas of particular need for military
families. We are delighted to be a partner in the work of the Dixon Center."
The Full Research Report on Prudential Financial, Inc. - including full
detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to
download free of charge at:
[http://www.investorsreports.com/report/2013-08-27/PRU]

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ING Groep NV Research Report

On August 26, 2013, ING Groep NV (ING) announced that it has reached an
agreement to sell ING Life Korea, its wholly owned life insurance business in
South Korea, to MBK Partners for a total purchase price of approximately
KRW1.8 trillion or €1.2 billion at the current exchange rates. ING stated that
under the terms of the agreement, the Company will hold an indirect stake of
approximately 10% in ING Life Korea for an amount of KRW120 billion or €80
million at current exchange rates. Jan Hommen, CEO of ING Group said, "This
transaction is a major step in the divestment of our Asian insurance and
investment management activities. Together with the scheduled payment of the
next tranche of the core Tier 1 securities to the Dutch State in November
2013, this will bring us further into the end phase of the restructuring of
our company." The Full Research Report on ING Groep NV - including full
detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to
download free of charge at:
[http://www.investorsreports.com/report/2013-08-27/ING]

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