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Lincoln Monetary Group Commences Trade Affords and Consent Solicitations for Excellent Capital Securities

RADNOR, Pa.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Lincoln Monetary Group (NYSE: LNC) (the “Firm,” “we” or “our”) introduced in the present day that it has commenced provides to trade all validly tendered and accepted capital securities of the next collection issued by the Firm for subordinated notes to be issued by the Firm as described in, and for the consideration summarized in, the desk under.

The Firm is conducting the trade provides to provide current holders of capital securities the chance to trade their capital securities for higher-ranking securities issued by the Firm. The subordinated notes will rank senior to the capital securities following their issuance, and accordingly the capital securities will probably be subordinated and junior to the subordinated notes in proper of cost. As a result of subordination provisions within the capital securities, within the occasion of an insolvency, funds will first be paid to holders of the subordinated notes, then to holders of capital securities. The Firm can also subject further notes that rank on a parity with the subordinated notes or which might be in any other case senior to the capital securities. The capital securities will probably be subordinated and junior to any such notes. The subordinated notes will even include benchmark transition provisions that may permit the Firm to find out the rate of interest payable on the subordinated notes based mostly on a brand new reference price within the occasion that LIBOR is unavailable.

A registration assertion on Type S-4 regarding the issuance of the subordinated notes was filed with the Securities and Trade Fee (“SEC”) on July 7, 2021, however has not but been declared efficient. The trade provides are being made pursuant to the phrases and situations set forth within the Firm’s preliminary prospectus, dated as of July 7, 2021 (the “prospectus”), which types part of such registration assertion. Capitalized phrases used however not outlined herein have the meanings set forth within the prospectus.

Capital Securities to be Exchanged

 

Combination

Principal

Quantity

Excellent

 

Subordinated Notes to be Issued

 

Minimal

Trade

Situation

 

Principal Quantity of

Subordinated Notes

for every $1,000 of

Capital Securities

7.00%(1) Capital Securities due 2066

(CUSIP 534187 AS8)

(the “2066 Capital Securities”)

 

$722,527,000

 

Floating Fee(2) Subordinated Notes

due 2066 (CUSIP 534187 BN8)

(the “Subordinated Notes due 2066”)

 

Majority

 

$1,000

(trade ratio 1:1)

6.05%(1) Capital Securities due 2067

(CUSIP 534187 AU3)

(the “2067 Capital Securities”)

 

$490,710,000

 

Floating Fee(2) Subordinated Notes

due 2067 (CUSIP 534187 BP3)

(the “Subordinated Notes due 2067”)

 

Majority

 

$1,000

(trade ratio 1:1)

1 Curiosity on the capital securities is presently payable in arrears till maturity on a quarterly foundation at an annual price based mostly on 3-month LIBOR plus the relevant margin. The capital securities don’t include provisions to transition to a brand new reference price within the occasion that LIBOR is unavailable.

2 Curiosity on the subordinated notes is initially payable in arrears till maturity on a quarterly foundation at an annual price based mostly on 3-month LIBOR plus the relevant margin related to the comparable collection of capital securities. The rate of interest will probably be decided by reference to a unique reference price than 3-month LIBOR if we or our designee decide {that a} benchmark transition occasion and its associated benchmark alternative date have occurred with respect to 3-month LIBOR. If a benchmark transition occasion and its associated benchmark alternative date happen, curiosity shall thereafter be based mostly on the benchmark alternative, which is able to initially be the speed that might apply for derivatives transactions referencing the ISDA definitions efficient upon the prevalence of an index cessation date with respect to 3-month LIBOR plus the relevant benchmark alternative adjustment, in every case plus the relevant margin. The phrases associated to the curiosity on the subordinated notes are described in additional element within the prospectus.

In reference to the trade provides, the Firm can also be soliciting consents from holders of the capital securities to amend the indentures governing the capital securities to remove varied phrases and situations and different provisions underneath the relevant indentures and capital securities. Completion of the consent solicitations is meant to take away sure phrases and situations from the capital securities that haven’t been included in different current public choices of subordinated debt securities by issuers in comparable industries because the Firm. If the proposed amendments are adopted for any collection, the capital securities of that collection will probably be ruled by the relevant amended indenture, which is able to incorporate the proposed amendments relevant to that collection.

To ensure that the proposed amendments to the indentures governing the capital securities to be adopted with respect to a collection of capital securities, holders of a majority in combination principal quantity of the excellent capital securities of such collection should consent to them.

The trade provides and consent solicitations (collectively, the “trade provides”) start on July 7, 2021, and expire at 5:00 p.m., New York Metropolis time, on August 9, 2021, except prolonged or terminated (such date, the “expiration date”).

In trade for every $1,000 principal quantity of capital securities that’s validly tendered previous to the expiration date, and never validly withdrawn, holders will probably be eligible to obtain $1,000 principal quantity of subordinated notes of the relevant collection set forth within the desk above. Holders is not going to be eligible to obtain money consideration in respect of both trade provide. Subordinated notes will probably be issued solely in denominations of $2,000 and complete multiples of $1,000 in extra thereof. So as to be eligible to obtain subordinated notes pursuant to any trade provide, a holder should validly provide to trade a nominal quantity of capital securities not less than equal to such minimal denomination.

Curiosity on the subordinated notes acquired in trade for exchanged capital securities will accrue from (and together with) the newest curiosity cost date on the exchanged capital securities, which would be the first curiosity cost date falling after the settlement date within the case of any tendered capital safety for which the corresponding file date falls earlier than the expiration date.

Every subordinated observe will bear curiosity at an annual price equal to the rate of interest of the corresponding capital safety, besides that the rate of interest will probably be decided by reference to a unique reference price than 3-month LIBOR if we or our designee decide {that a} benchmark transition occasion and its associated benchmark alternative date have occurred with respect to 3-month LIBOR, as set forth underneath “Description of the Subordinated Notes—Curiosity” within the prospectus. Upon the prevalence of a benchmark transition occasion and its associated benchmark alternative date, curiosity will probably be based mostly on the benchmark alternative, which is able to initially be the ISDA fallback price, which is the speed that might apply for derivatives transactions referencing the ISDA definitions efficient upon the prevalence of an index cessation date with respect to 3-month LIBOR excluding the ISDA fallback adjustment plus the relevant benchmark alternative adjustment, as set forth underneath “Description of the Subordinated Notes—Curiosity” within the prospectus, in every case plus the margin presently relevant to every capital safety (2.3575% within the case of the 2066 Capital Securities and a pair of.0400% within the case of the 2067 Capital Securities). The ISDA fallback Fee and ISDA fallback adjustment are described in additional element within the prospectus. Every subordinated observe issued in trade for capital securities can have the identical forex, maturity and curiosity cost dates because the relevant collection of capital securities.

The subordinated notes issued in trade for the capital securities would be the unsecured subordinated obligations of the Firm, will rank senior to all the capital securities, will rank pari passu, or equally, with all the Firm’s future unsecured subordinated debt the phrases of which offer that such indebtedness ranks equally with the subordinated notes and sure different obligations and can rank junior to all the Firm’s current and future senior debt. The subordinated notes will probably be structurally subordinated to all current and future liabilities of the Firm’s subsidiaries and will probably be successfully subordinated to the Firm’s secured indebtedness to the extent of the worth of the collateral securing such indebtedness.

The joint lead vendor managers for the trade provides are:

Credit score Suisse Securities (USA) LLC

Structuring Advisor

11 Madison Avenue

New York, New York 10010

Attn: Legal responsibility Administration Group

Toll Free: (800) 820-1653

Accumulate: (212) 538-2147

E-mail: americas.lm@credit-suisse.com

HSBC Securities (USA) Inc.

452 Fifth Avenue

New York, New York 10018

Attn: International Legal responsibility Administration Group

Toll Free: (866) 811-8049

Accumulate: (212) 525-5552

E-mail: lmamericas@us.hsbc.com

The trade agent and knowledge agent for the trade provides is:

International Bondholder Providers Company

65 Broadway, Suite 404

New York, New York 10006

Attn: Company Actions

Financial institution and Brokers Name Accumulate: (212) 430-3774

All Others, Please Name Toll-Free: (866) 924-2200

Electronic mail: contact@gbsc-usa.com

Tendered capital securities and consents to the proposed amendments could also be validly withdrawn at any time previous to the expiration date.

The consummation of the trade provides is topic to, and conditional upon, the satisfaction or, the place permitted, waiver of the situations mentioned within the prospectus, together with, amongst different issues, the receipt of legitimate consents to the proposed amendments to the indentures governing the capital securities from the holders of not less than a majority of the excellent combination principal quantity of every collection of capital securities and the registration assertion having been declared efficient by the SEC.

Now we have agreed to pay a soliciting dealer charge equal to $2.50 for every $1,000 principal quantity of capital securities which might be validly tendered and accepted for trade pursuant to the trade provides to retail brokers which might be appropriately designated by their purchasers to obtain this charge; offered that such charge will solely be paid with respect to tenders by holders whose combination principal quantity of capital securities is $500,000 or much less.

Further Info and The place to Discover it

The Firm has filed a registration assertion (together with the prospectus) with the SEC for the trade provides to which this press launch relates. Earlier than you make investments, you might be urged to learn the prospectus in that registration assertion and different related paperwork filed or to be filed with the SEC, in addition to any amendments or dietary supplements to these paperwork, as a result of they’ll include vital details about the Firm, the trade provides and associated issues. You could get these paperwork free of charge by visiting EDGAR on the SEC web site at www.sec.gov. Alternatively, a replica of the prospectus could also be obtained by contacting Credit score Suisse Securities (USA) LLC, Consideration: Legal responsibility Administration Group, 11 Madison Avenue, New York, New York 10010 or calling (800) 820-1653. As well as, traders and safety holders might receive free copies of the paperwork filed with the SEC by contacting the trade agent and knowledge agent on the handle listed above or by contacting Nancy A. Smith, Senior Vice President & Secretary, 150 N. Radnor-Chester Street, Radnor, PA 19087, 484-583-1400.

This press launch shall not represent a suggestion to promote, or a solicitation of a suggestion to purchase, any of the securities described herein and can also be not a solicitation of the associated consents. The trade provides could also be made solely pursuant to the phrases and situations set forth within the prospectus and the opposite associated supplies. The registration assertion regarding the subordinated notes has been filed with the SEC however has not but turn into efficient. The subordinated notes will not be bought, nor might provides to purchase be accepted, previous to the time the registration assertion is said efficient by the SEC. This press launch shall not represent a suggestion to promote or the solicitation of a suggestion to purchase any securities nor will there be any sale of those securities in any state or different jurisdiction through which such provide, solicitation or sale could be illegal previous to registration or qualification underneath the securities legal guidelines of any such state or different jurisdiction.

This communication just isn’t a prospectus for the needs of the Prospectus Regulation. The expression “Prospectus Regulation” means Regulation (EU) 2017/1129, as amended, and contains any related implementing measure in any member state of the European Financial Space (the “EEA”) which has applied the Prospectus Regulation, and, in relation to the UK (“United Kingdom”), means the Prospectus Regulation because it types a part of home regulation by advantage of the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 (the “EUWA”).

PROHIBITION OF OFFERS TO EEA RETAIL INVESTORS. The subordinated notes aren’t meant to be supplied or in any other case made accessible to and shouldn’t be supplied or in any other case made accessible to any retail investor within the EEA. For these functions, a retail investor means an individual who’s one (or extra) of: (i) a retail consumer as outlined in level (11) of Article 4(1) of Directive 2014/65/EU, as amended (“MiFID II”); (ii) a buyer inside the which means of Directive (EU) 2016/97, as amended (the “Insurance coverage Distribution Directive”), the place that buyer wouldn’t qualify as an expert consumer as outlined in level (10) of Article 4(1) of MiFID II; or (iii) not a professional investor as outlined within the Prospectus Regulation. Consequently, no key data doc required by Regulation (EU) No 1286/2014, as amended (the “PRIIPs Regulation”), for providing the subordinated notes or in any other case making them accessible to retail traders within the EEA has been ready and subsequently providing the subordinated notes or in any other case making them accessible to any retail investor within the EEA could also be illegal underneath the PRIIPs Regulation.

PROHIBITION OF SALES TO UNITED KINGDOM RETAIL INVESTORS. The subordinated notes aren’t meant to be supplied or in any other case made accessible to and shouldn’t be supplied or in any other case made accessible to any retail investor in the UK. For these functions: the expression “retail investor” means an individual who’s one (or extra) of the next: (i) a retail consumer, as outlined in level (8) of Article 2 of Regulation (EU) No 2017/565 because it types a part of home regulation by advantage of the EUWA; or (ii) a buyer inside the which means of the provisions of the Monetary Providers and Markets Act 2000 (“FSMA”) and any guidelines or laws made underneath the FSMA to implement the Insurance coverage Distribution Directive, the place that buyer wouldn’t qualify as an expert consumer, as outlined in level (8) of Article 2(1) of Regulation (EU) No 600/2014 because it types a part of home regulation by advantage of the EUWA; or (iii) not a professional investor as outlined in Article 2 of the Prospectus Regulation because it types a part of home regulation by advantage of the EUWA. Consequently, no key data doc required by the PRIIPs Regulation because it types a part of home regulation by advantage of the EUWA (the “United Kingdom PRIIPs Regulation”) for providing the subordinated notes or in any other case making them accessible to retail traders in the UK has been ready and subsequently providing the subordinated notes or in any other case making them accessible to any retail investor in the UK could also be illegal underneath the UK PRIIPs Regulation.

In the UK, this press launch is being distributed solely to, and is directed solely at, certified traders inside the which means of Article 2(e) of the Prospectus Regulation because it types part of home regulation by advantage of the EUWA who’re (i) individuals who’ve skilled expertise in issues regarding investments falling inside Article 19(5) of the Monetary Providers and Markets Act 2000 (Monetary Promotion) Order 2005 (as amended, the “Order”), and/ or (ii) excessive internet price corporations (or individuals to whom it might in any other case be lawfully communicated) falling inside Article 49(2)(a) to (d) of the Order, which individuals collectively we check with on this press launch as “related individuals.” Accordingly, such paperwork and/or supplies aren’t being distributed to, and should not be handed on to, most of the people in the UK. This press launch should not be acted on or relied on in the UK by individuals who aren’t related individuals. In the UK, any funding or funding exercise to which this press launch relates is just accessible to, and will probably be engaged in with, related individuals solely.

About Lincoln Monetary Group

Lincoln Monetary Group offers recommendation and options that assist folks take cost of their monetary lives with confidence and optimism. At present, greater than 17 million clients belief our retirement, insurance coverage and wealth safety experience to assist handle their way of life, financial savings and earnings objectives, and guard in opposition to long-term care bills. Headquartered in Radnor, Pennsylvania, Lincoln Monetary Group is the advertising and marketing identify for Lincoln Nationwide Company (NYSE: LNC) and its associates. The Firm had $311 billion in end-of-period account values as of March 31, 2021. Lincoln Monetary Group is a dedicated company citizen included on main sustainability indices together with the Dow Jones Sustainability Index North America and FTSE4Good. Devoted to range and inclusion, we earned good 100% scores on the Company Equality Index and the Incapacity Equality Index, and rank amongst Forbes’ Finest Giant Employers and Finest Employers for Girls, and Newsweek’s Most Accountable Firms.

Ahead-Wanting Statements – Cautionary Language

Sure statements made on this press launch are “forward-looking statements” inside the which means of the Non-public Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 (“PSLRA”). A forward-looking assertion is an announcement that isn’t a historic reality and, with out limitation, contains any assertion which will predict, forecast, point out or indicate future outcomes, efficiency or achievements. Ahead-looking statements might include phrases like: “anticipate,” “imagine,” “estimate,” “anticipate,” “challenge,” “shall,” “will” and different phrases or phrases with comparable which means in reference to a dialogue of future working or monetary efficiency. Specifically, these embody statements regarding future actions, together with the completion of the trade provides. The prospectus, together with the part entitled “Threat Components”, and our most up-to-date Annual Report on Type 10-Ok, in addition to different studies that we file with the SEC, embody danger elements that would have an effect on our future actions, companies and monetary efficiency. Furthermore, new danger elements emerge on occasion, and it’s not potential for administration to foretell all such danger elements or to evaluate the impact of all danger elements on our companies or the extent to which any issue, or mixture of things, might trigger precise outcomes to vary materially from these contained in any forward-looking statements. Given these dangers and uncertainties, traders shouldn’t place undue reliance on forward-looking statements as a prediction of precise outcomes. As well as, we disclaim any obligation to replace any forward-looking statements to replicate occasions or circumstances that happen after the date of this press launch.

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