Prudential Prices USD1 Billion Note Offering; Moody's Weighs In

(Alliance News) - Life insurer Prudential PLC on Thursday priced a USD1.00 billion notes ...

Alliance News 9 April, 2020 | 8:55AM
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(Alliance News) - Life insurer Prudential PLC on Thursday priced a USD1.00 billion notes offering.

The senior unsecured notes carry a 3.125% interest rate and are due in 2030.

"Application will be made to list the Notes on the New York Stock Exchange," Prudential said.

On Wednesday, Moody's Investors Service gave Prudential's senior unsecured notes issue an A2 rating, with a negative outlook.

The ratings agency said: "The A2 rating on the senior unsecured US shelf instrument is in line with Moody's existing A2 senior unsecured debt rating of Prudential and reflects the standard notching for a diversified insurance group like Prudential.

"Prudential carries a negative outlook, reflecting the diminished diversification benefits following completion of the planned disposal of a minority stake in the group's US operating subsidiaries, including Jackson National Life Insurance Co and Jackson National Life Insurance Co of New York."

The company in March said it is a planning a minority initial public offering for its Jackson unit.

Prudential had been under pressure to demerge the unit from activist fund Third Point LLC.

Shares in the company were 2.2% higher at 1,066.00 pence each in London on Thursday morning.

By Eric Cunha; ericcunha@alliancenews.com

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Prudential PLC 1,047.00 GBX -3.28

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