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Global Atlantic Closes $10 Billion Block Reinsurance Transaction with Manulife across both US and Japan Business

Global Atlantic Financial Group (“Global Atlantic”), a leading insurance company meeting the retirement and life insurance needs of individuals and institutions, today announced the closing of its $10 billion reinsurance transaction with Manulife Financial Corporation (NYSE: MFC). The transaction, signed and previously announced between subsidiaries of the two companies last December, reinsures a seasoned and diversified block of Manulife’s life, annuity, and long-term care (“LTC”) insurance business originated in the US and Japan. It represents the third block transaction Global Atlantic has executed with Manulife and includes Global Atlantic’s first block reinsurance transaction in Japan. General account assets under management supporting the transaction at closing are approximately $10 billion.

Simultaneous to the closing of the reinsurance transaction with Manulife, Global Atlantic also closed on the retrocession of 100% of the long-term care insurance risks to a highly rated third-party global reinsurance partner. Global Atlantic only retains the underlying spread-based risks on the subset of the block that involves the LTC business.

With this deal, Global Atlantic further advances its position as a reinsurer of choice in the annuity and life insurance marketplace, both in the US and globally. The company has established a 20-year track record, successfully completing more than 40 transactions with nearly 30 clients and reinsuring more than $140 billion of assets since inception. The transaction also marks one of the largest Japanese reinsurance deals in recent history, and expands Global Atlantic’s presence and commitment in Japan and across Asia.

About Global Atlantic

Global Atlantic Financial Group is a leading insurance company meeting the retirement and life insurance needs of individuals and institutions. With a strong financial foundation and risk and investment management expertise, the company delivers tailored solutions to create more secure financial futures. The company's performance has been driven by its culture and core values focused on integrity, teamwork, and the importance of building long-term client relationships. Global Atlantic is a wholly-owned subsidiary of KKR, a leading global investment firm. Through its relationship, the company leverages KKR's investment capabilities, scale and access to capital markets to enhance the value it offers clients. KKR's parent company is KKR & Co. Inc. (NYSE: KKR).

Certain information contained in this press release constitutes “forward-looking statements,” which can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as “may,” “will,” “should,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “project,” “estimate,” “target,” “intend,” “continue” or “believe,” other variations thereon or comparable terminology. The forward-looking statements speak only as of the date hereof and are based on Global Atlantic’s current beliefs, assumptions and expectations. Due to various risks, uncertainties and contingencies, including but not limited to obtaining required regulatory approvals, closing on signed transactions and whether the anticipated benefits of a transaction can be achieved within expected timeframes, actual events or results or performance may differ materially from what is reflected or contemplated in such forward-looking statements. Global Atlantic undertakes no obligation to update or revise any of these forward-looking statements, whether to reflect new information, future events or circumstances or otherwise. Past performance is not a guarantee of future results. General account assets may not equal assets under management as reported by KKR.

Global Atlantic Financial Group (Global Atlantic) is the marketing name for The Global Atlantic Financial Group LLC and its subsidiaries.

Reinsurance transactions are entered into by Global Atlantic Assurance Limited, Global Atlantic Re Limited, Commonwealth Annuity and Life Insurance Company, First Allmerica Financial Life Insurance Company or one of their affiliates. Reinsurance is placed, where required by applicable law, by Global Atlantic Risk Advisors, L.P., a licensed reinsurance intermediary and subsidiary of The Global Atlantic Financial Group LLC.


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