Prudential Retirement reinsures retirement benefits through transaction with Rothesay Life

Posted: February 14, 2012 at 11:09 pm

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Prudential Retirement, a business unit of Prudential Financial, Inc. (NYSE: PRU - News), today announced its first longevity reinsurance transaction of 2012.

Under the terms of the transaction, Prudential Retirement will provide reinsurance of longevity risk to Rothesay Life, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. The transaction initially covers pension liability values of GBP 423 million, approximately equal to $665 million U.S. dollars.

The reinsurance secures the retirement benefits of almost 20,000 members of the Uniq Plc Pension Scheme, who are insured by Rothesay Life. The reinsurance transaction is particularly significant as it covers the risks of all life annuities held by plan participants, regardless of age or retirement status, and over half the plan participants reinsured have yet to reach retirement.

“We are happy to partner with Rothesay on another innovative Pension Risk Transfer transaction that helps to secure the retirement benefits of Uniq’s members,” said Amy Kessler, senior vice president and head of Prudential’s Longevity Reinsurance business.

“Rothesay Life is pleased to continue its partnership with Prudential,” said Addy Loudiadis, chief executive officer, Rothesay Life. “This latest transaction demonstrates how we can work together to complete an important transaction.”

Reinsurance contracts are issued by Prudential Retirement Insurance and Annuity Company (PRIAC), Hartford, CT 06103. PRIAC is not a U.K. Financial Services Authority (FSA) authorized insurer and does not conduct business in the United Kingdom or provide direct insurance to any individual or entity therein. Prudential Financial, Inc. of the United States is not affiliated with Prudential plc, which is headquartered in the United Kingdom.

Rothesay Life is an insurance company established in the U.K. as a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc., a bank holding company and leading global investment banking, securities and investment management firm. Rothesay Life provides annuity and other longevity products to corporate defined benefit pension plans, tailored to meet the specific needs of corporate sponsors, trustees and pension plan members. Rothesay Life is authorized and regulated by the U.K.’s Financial Services Authority.

Prudential Retirement delivers retirement plan solutions for public, private, and non-profit organizations. Services include state-of-the-art record keeping, administrative services, investment management, comprehensive employee investment education and communications, and trustee services. With over 85 years of retirement experience, Prudential Retirement helps meet the needs of nearly 3.6 million participants and annuitants. Prudential Retirement has $229.5 billion in retirement account values as of December 31, 2011.

Prudential Financial, Inc. (NYSE: PRU - News), a financial services leader with approximately $901 billion of assets under management as of December 31, 2011, has operations in the United States, Asia, Europe, and Latin America. Prudential’s diverse and talented employees are committed to helping individual and institutional customers grow and protect their wealth through a variety of products and services, including life insurance, annuities, retirement-related services, mutual funds and investment management. In the U.S., Prudential’s iconic Rock symbol has stood for strength, stability, expertise and innovation for more than a century. For more information, please visit


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