The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America Announces Extension of Early Settlement Date

The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America Announces Extension of Early Settlement Date

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NEW YORK, Dec. 27, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America® (“Guardian”) today announced the extension of the Early Settlement Date (as defined below) from December 27, 2017 to December 28, 2017, for its previously announced offer to exchange (the “Exchange Offer”) for up to $250 million of Guardian outstanding 7.375% Surplus Notes due 2039 (the “Existing Notes”) held by Eligible Holders (as defined below). The Existing Notes are being exchanged for 4.850% Surplus Notes due 2077 (the “New 2077 Surplus Notes”).  The New 2077 Surplus Notes being offered in the Exchange Offer will be a further issuance of, and will be in addition to, the 4.850% Surplus Notes due 2077 which Guardian issued for cash on January 24, 2017 in the aggregate principal amount of $350,000,000 (the “Original 2077 Surplus Notes”).

Holders of Existing Notes validly tendered and not validly withdrawn in the Exchange Offer prior to 5:00 p.m. New York City time on December 22, 2017 (the “Early Exchange Time”) will receive a payment on December 28, 2018 (the “Early Settlement Date”) of $1,374.17 per $1,000 principal amount of Existing Notes. Such payment is determined by dividing the Total Exchange Consideration of $1,487.77, by the Adjusted New 2077 Surplus Notes Value of $1,082.67, which is equal to the New 2077 Surplus Notes Value of $1,061.92, plus accrued and unpaid interest to but not including the Early Settlement Date, multiplied by $1,000.  Holders of Existing Notes validly tendered in the Exchange Offer after the Early Exchange Time and prior to the Expiration Time (as defined below) will receive a payment on January 10, 2018 (the “Final Settlement Date”) of $1,372.12 per $1,000 principal amount of Existing Notes. Such payment is determined by dividing the Total Exchange Consideration of $1,487.77, by the Adjusted New 2077 Surplus Notes Value of $1,084.28, which is equal to the New 2077 Surplus Notes Value of $1,061.92, plus accrued and unpaid interest to but not including the Final Settlement Date, multiplied by $1,000.

The Exchange Offer remains open and is scheduled to expire at midnight, New York City time, on January 9, 2018, unless extended or earlier terminated by Guardian (the “Expiration Time”).  Existing Notes that have been tendered or that may be tendered prior to the Expiration Time may not be withdrawn. The deadline for withdrawing tenders of Existing Notes was 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on December 22, 2017; as such, the Existing Notes may no longer be withdrawn.

The Exchange Offer is being made solely to Eligible Holders upon the terms and subject to the conditions set forth in the confidential offering memorandum, as amended (the “Offering Memorandum”), and the related letter of transmittal (the “Letter of Transmittal”), each dated December 11, 2017.

The Exchange Offer is being made only (a) in the United States, to holders of Existing Notes who are “qualified institutional buyers,” as defined in Rule 144A under the Securities Act of 1933 (the “Securities Act”) and (b) outside the United States, to holders of Existing Notes who are not “U.S. persons,” as defined in Rule 902 under the Securities Act.  We refer to the holders of Existing Notes who have certified that they are eligible to participate in the Exchange Offer pursuant to at least one of the foregoing conditions as “Eligible Holders.”

Consummation of the Exchange Offer is conditioned upon the satisfaction or waiver of the conditions set forth in the Offering Memorandum and the Letter of Transmittal. In addition, the Exchange Offer may be terminated or withdrawn at any time, in Guardian’s sole and absolute discretion, subject to compliance with applicable law.

The complete terms and conditions of the Exchange Offer are described in the Offering Memorandum and Letter of Transmittal, copies of which may be obtained by Eligible Holders by contacting D.F. King & Co., Inc., the information and exchange agent in connection with the Exchange Offer, at (800) 207-2872 (toll-free) or (212) 269-5550 (Banks and Brokers) or by visiting www.dfking.com/gli to complete the eligibility process.  Holders of Existing Notes that are not Eligible Holders will not be able to receive such documents, but Guardian will make alternative arrangements available to ensure that they can participate, subject to applicable law.

This press release is for informational purposes only and is neither an offer to purchase nor a solicitation of an offer to sell any securities.  The Exchange Offer is being made and the New 2077 Surplus Notes are being offered only to “qualified institutional buyers” and holders that are not “U.S. persons” as such terms are defined under the Securities Act.  The New 2077 Surplus Notes have not been registered under the Securities Act or under any state securities laws, and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption from the registration requirements of the Securities Act, and, accordingly, are subject to significant restrictions on transfer and resale as more fully described in the Offering Memorandum and the Letter of Transmittal.  The Exchange Offer is subject to the terms and conditions set forth in the Offering Memorandum and the Letter of Transmittal and the information set forth above is deemed to amend and supplement the disclosure set forth in the Offering Memorandum.

About Guardian
The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America® (Guardian) is one of the largest mutual life insurers, with $7.4 billion in capital and $1.5 billion in operating income (before taxes and dividends to policyholders) in 2016. Founded in 1860, the company has paid dividends to policyholders every year since 1868. Its offerings range from life insurance, disability income insurance, annuities, and investments to dental and vision insurance and employee benefits. The company has approximately 9,000 employees and a network of over 2,750 financial representatives in 55 agencies nationwide. For more information about Guardian, please visit our website, www.GuardianLife.com. You can also follow Guardian on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and YouTube.

Financial information concerning The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America® as of December 31, 2016 on a statutory basis: Admitted Assets = $51.9 Billion; Liabilities = $45.7 Billion (including $39.4 Billion of Reserves); and Surplus = $6.2 Billion.

Forward-Looking Statements
This press release may contain “forward-looking statements.”  These forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, the satisfaction of the conditions to the Exchange Offer and the completion of the proposed Exchange Offer.  Forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements that represent Guardian’s beliefs concerning future operations, strategies, financial results or other developments, and contain words and phrases such as “may,” “expects,” “should” or similar expressions. Because these forward-looking statements are based on estimates and assumptions that are subject to significant business, economic and competitive uncertainties, many of which are beyond Guardian’s control or are subject to change, actual results could be materially different and Guardian’s results of operations, its financial condition and its liquidity could be adversely affected. Consequently, such forward-looking statements should be regarded solely as Guardian’s current plans, estimates and beliefs. Guardian does not intend, and does not undertake, any obligation to update any forward-looking statements to reflect future events or circumstances after the date of such statements.

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CONTACT: Ana Sandoval, ana_sandoval@glic.com

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