A.M. Best Assigns Debt Rating to CNA Financial Corporation’s Forthcoming Senior Notes

  A.M. Best Assigns Debt Rating to CNA Financial Corporation’s Forthcoming
  Senior Notes

Business Wire

OLDWICK, N.J. -- February 25, 2014

A.M. Best has assigned a debt rating of “bbb” to the forthcoming $550 million
3.95% senior unsecured notes due May 2024 to be issued by CNA Financial
Corporation (CNAF) (headquartered in Chicago, IL) [NYSE: CNAF]. The outlook
assigned is stable.

CNAF intends to use the net proceeds to repay at maturity its $549 million of
5.85% senior notes due December 2014. The company’s financial leverage and
coverage measures will remain within A.M. Best’s guidelines for the assigned
rating.

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process and contains the different rating criteria employed in the rating
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