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SYMETRA FINANCIAL CORP FILES (8-K) Disclosing Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement

August 28, 2014

Item 1.01 Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement. On August 28, 2014, Symetra Financial Corporation (the "Company") entered into a $400.0 million senior unsecured revolving credit agreement (the "Credit Agreement") with the lenders party thereto, JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., as Administrative Agent, Wells Fargo Bank, National Association and U.S. Bank National Association, as Co-Syndication Agents, BMO Harris Bank, N.A. and SunTrust Bank, as Co-Documentation Agents, and J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, Wells Fargo Securities, LLC and U.S. Bank National Association, as Lead Arrangers and Bookrunners. The Credit Agreement also provides access to up to an additional $100.0 million of financing through an expansion feature under which the aggregate commitment of the lenders or additional lenders thereto may be increased up to $500.0 million, subject to the availability of additional commitments. The Credit Agreement is set to mature on August 28, 2019. The revolving credit facility is available to provide support for working capital, capital expenditures, and other general corporate purposes, including permitted acquisitions, issuance of letters of credit, refinancing outstanding indebtedness and payment of fees in connection with the Credit Agreement. The Credit Agreement provides for a five-year revolving credit facility pursuant to which revolving credit loans and letters of credit may be provided to the Company, as applicable, from time to time. The Credit Agreement also provides for the extension of swing line loans to the Company. Borrowings under the Credit Agreement will bear interest, at the Company's option, at a variable annual rate based on adjusted LIBO or the alternate base rate ("ABR") plus, in each case, an applicable margin, provided that each swing line loan will bear interest based upon ABR. Under the terms of the Credit Agreement, the Company is required to maintain certain financial ratios. In particular, each of the Company's material insurance subsidiaries must maintain a risk-based capital ratio of at least 225%, measured at the end of each year, and the Company's debt-to-capitalization ratio, excluding AOCI, may not exceed 35%, measured at the end of each quarter. In addition, the Company has agreed to other covenants restricting the ability of its subsidiaries to incur additional indebtedness, its ability to create liens, and its ability to change its fiscal year and to enter into new lines of business, as well as other customary affirmative covenants. To be eligible for borrowing funds under this facility, the representations and warranties that the Company made in the Credit Agreement must be true in all material respects at the time of such borrowing, and the Company must not be in default under the facility, including failure to comply with the covenants described above. The foregoing description is a summary of the material terms of the Credit Agreement and is not complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of the Credit Agreement, a copy of which is filed as Exhibit 10.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and is incorporated herein by reference. Item 1.02 Termination of a Material Definitive Agreement. Effective August 28, 2014, concurrently with entry into the Credit Agreement referenced under Item 1.01 above, the Company terminated its credit agreement, dated December 14, 2011 (the "Prior Credit Agreement"), among the Company, as borrower, JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. as Administrative Agent, and other lenders party thereto; Wells Fargo Bank, National Association, as Syndication Agent, U.S. Bank, National Association, as Documentation Agent, and J.P. Morgan Securities LLC and Wells Fargo Securities, LLC, as Co-Bookrunners and Co-Lead Arrangers. At termination, the Company had no borrowings outstanding under the Prior Credit Agreement and was in compliance with all covenants. No early termination fees were incurred in connection with the termination. Item 2.03 Creation of a Direct Financial Obligation or an Obligation under an Off-Balance Sheet Arrangement of a Registrant. The description of the Credit Agreement set forth above under Item 1.01 is incorporated by reference into this Item 2.03. There were no borrowings outstanding under the Company's Prior Credit Agreement at the time it was terminated as described above under Item 1.02, and there are no borrowings outstanding under the Credit Agreement on the date of this Current Report on Form 8-K. The Company currently has $400.0 million of borrowing capacity available under the Credit Agreement. Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits. (d) Exhibits 10.1 Credit Agreement among Symetra Financial Corporation, the lenders party thereto and JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., as Administrative Agent, dated as of August 28, 2014


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