July 1, 2014
/PRNewswire/ -- CNO Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE: CNO) today announced that it successfully completed the sale of Conseco Life Insurance Company ("CLIC") to Wilton Reassurance Company ("
"The sale of CLIC marks a significant milestone for CNO," said
, CEO. "This transaction reduces the go forward risk profile of the company and will allow management to focus on our core businesses serving the needs of the fast growing and underserved middle market."
The transaction results in net proceeds of approximately
based upon the estimated balance sheet of CLIC as of
June 30, 2014
and after anticipated transaction costs and intercompany transactions completed in connection with the closing. In addition, Bankers Life and Casualty Company ("Bankers Life"), a wholly owned CNO life insurance subsidiary, paid
to recapture a block of traditional life insurance that was previously reinsured to
. During the first quarter of 2014, CNO recorded a GAAP net loss of
related to the sale of CLIC.
About CNO Financial Group
CNO Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE: CNO) is a holding company. Our insurance subsidiaries – principally Bankers Life and Casualty Company, Colonial Penn Life Insurance Company and Washington National Insurance Company – primarily serve middle-income pre-retiree and retired Americans by helping them protect against financial adversity and provide for a more secure retirement. For more information, visit CNO online at
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