The Hartford Completes Sale Of Japan Annuity Company To ORIX Life Insurance Corporation

  The Hartford Completes Sale Of Japan Annuity Company To ORIX Life Insurance
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Transaction results in $1.4 billion net statutory capital benefit

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HARTFORD, Conn. -- July 1, 2014

The Hartford has completed the sale of its Japanese annuity subsidiary,
Hartford Life Insurance K.K. (HLIKK), to ORIX Life Insurance Corporation, a
subsidiary of ORIX Corporation for $963 million, comprised of a purchase price
of $895 million and an estimated positive purchase price adjustment of $68
million.

“Completing the Japan transaction is another significant milestone in The
Hartford’s journey to focus on our P&C, Group Benefits and Mutual Funds
businesses,” said The Hartford’s CEO Christopher J. Swift. “This is an
excellent transaction for shareholders that permanently reduces the risk
profile of the company while also generating a significant capital benefit for
the company.”

Including the purchase price adjustment and the impact of hedging, the company
estimates that the transaction will result in a net statutory capital benefit
of $1.4 billion, which will provide approximately $1 billion for potential
incremental capital management actions. The Hartford is seeking approval for
extraordinary dividends from the Connecticut Insurance Department. These
dividends represent the reduction in capital required in the company’s U.S.
life insurance subsidiaries due to the termination of certain reinsurance
agreements as part of the transaction. The Hartford estimates that it will
record an after-tax GAAP loss on discontinued operations of approximately $625
million and a U.S. life statutory surplus loss of approximately $325 million
in second quarter 2014 financial results.

“The Hartford’s capital flexibility and risk profile are substantially
improved as a result of this transaction,” said The Hartford’s Chief Financial
Officer Beth A. Bombara. “We look forward to updating you on any additional
capital management actions we may take as a result of this transaction, and
expect any actions to be balanced consistent with our prior approach,
including equity repurchase and debt repayment.”

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