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  • 01/19/2018 05:42:57

    Lincoln Financial to buy Liberty Life Assurance Co. of Boston for $3.3 billion

    Lincoln Financial Group said Friday it will pay $3.3 billion to buy Liberty Life Assurance Company of Boston from Liberty Mutual Insurance Group. Under terms of the deal, which is expected to close in the second quarter of 2018, Lincoln Financial's payment consists of $1.45 billion total net investment for the group benefits business, which includes a purchase price of $1.02 billion and $425 million in required capital. The deal also includes $1.20 billion associated with excess capital in LLAC, $4210 million of individual life and annuity value paid by Protective Life and $211 million of tax items. "Through this transaction, Lincoln Financial will have a significantly increased presence in the group benefits market by complementing our existing small to middle-market strengths with even deeper large case and disability expertise," said Chief Executive Dennis Glass. The stock, which was still inactive in premarket trade, has rallied 24.6% over the past 12 months, while the SPDR S&P Insurance ETF has gained 12.1% and the S&P 500 has climbed 23.6%.Market Pulse Stories are Rapid-fire, short news bursts on stocks and markets as they move. Visit for more information on this news.

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