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Fitch Withdraws Transamerica Advisors Life Insurance Company of New York's 'AA-' IFS Rating

September 4, 2014



NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Fitch Ratings has withdrawn the 'AA-' Insurer Financial Strength (IFS) rating for Transamerica Advisors Life Insurance Company of New York (TALICNY) as a result of the company's merger with the surviving entity, Transamerica Financial Life Insurance Company (TFLIC). Aegon N.V. is the parent company for both U.S. insurance operating subsidiaries. The merger was finalized on July 1, 2014.

Transamerica Advisors Life Insurance Company of New York

--Long-term IFS ratings has been withdrawn at 'AA-'.

The Ratings Outlook is Negative.

Additional information is available on www.fitchratings.com.

Applicable Criteria and Related Research:

--'Insurance Rating Methodology' (Nov. 13, 2013)

Applicable Criteria and Related Research:

Insurance Rating Methodology

http://www.fitchratings.com/creditdesk/reports/report_frame.cfm?rpt_id=723072

Additional Disclosure

Solicitation Status

http://www.fitchratings.com/gws/en/disclosure/solicitation?pr_id=864735

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Fitch Ratings

Media Relations

Jaqueline Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro

Tel: +55 21 4503 2623

Email: jaqueline.carvalho@fitchratings.com

or

Hannah Huntly, London

Tel: +44 20 3530 1153

Email: hannah.huntly@fitchratings.com

or

Primary Analyst - U. S. subsidiaries

R. Andrew Davidson, CFA

Senior Director

+1-312-368-3144

Fitch Ratings, Inc.

70 W. Madison Street

Chicago, IL 60602

or

Secondary Analyst - U. S. subsidiaries

Doug L. Meyer, CFA

Managing Director

+1-312-368-2061

or

Primary Analyst - (Aegon N.V. and non-U.S. subsidiaries)

Federico Faccio

Senior Director

+44 (0) 20 3530 1394


Source: Fitch Ratings


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