Athene Prices $400 Million Investment Grade Notes Offering

BY GlobeNewswire | CORPORATE | 11/16/22 06:38 PM EST

PEMBROKE, Bermuda, Nov. 16, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Athene Holding Ltd. (?Athene?) today announced it has agreed to sell $400 million of 6.650% senior unsecured notes due 2033. The offering is expected to close on November 21, 2022, subject to satisfaction of customary closing conditions.

Athene intends to use the net proceeds from the offering for general corporate purposes.

Morgan Stanley, BofA Securities, Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC and Wells Fargo Securities are acting as joint book-running managers for the offering.

The Notes are being offered pursuant to an effective shelf registration statement that has previously been filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the ?SEC?). This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy nor shall there be any sale of securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction. Any offer, or solicitation to buy, if at all, will be made solely by means of a prospectus and related prospectus supplement filed with the SEC. You may obtain these documents without charge from the SEC at www.sec.gov. Alternatively, you may request copies of these materials from the joint book-running managers by contacting Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC by telephone at 1-866-718-1649, BofA Securities, Inc. by telephone at 1-800-294-1322, Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC by telephone at 1-866-471-2526, or Wells Fargo Securities, LLC by telephone at 1-800-645-3751.

About Athene Holding Ltd.

Athene, through its subsidiaries, is a leading financial services company specializing in retirement services with total assets of $236.7 billion as of September 30, 2022 and operations in the United States, Bermuda, and Canada. Athene specializes in helping its customers achieve financial security and is a solutions provider to institutions. Founded in 2009, Athene is Driven to Do More for our policyholders, business partners, shareholders, and the communities in which we work and live. For more information, please visit athene.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains, and certain oral statements made by Athene's representatives from time to time may contain, forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Such statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results, events and developments to differ materially from those set forth in, or implied by, such statements. These statements are based on the beliefs and assumptions of Athene's management and the management of Athene's subsidiaries. Generally, forward-looking statements include actions, events, results, strategies and expectations and are often identifiable by use of the words ?believes,? ?expects,? ?intends,? ?anticipates,? ?plans,? ?seeks,? ?estimates,? ?projects,? ?may,? ?will,? ?could,? ?might,? "should," or ?continues? or similar expressions. Forward-looking statements within this press release include, but are not limited to, statements regarding future growth prospects and financial performance. Factors that could cause actual results, events and developments to differ include, without limitation: the accuracy of Athene's assumptions and estimates; Athene's ability to maintain or improve financial strength ratings; Athene's ability to manage its business in a highly regulated industry; regulatory changes or actions; the impact of Athene's reinsurers failing to meet their assumed obligations; the impact of interest rate fluctuations; changes in the federal income tax laws and regulations; the accuracy of Athene's interpretation of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act; litigation (including class action litigation), enforcement investigations or regulatory scrutiny; the performance of third parties; the loss of key personnel; telecommunication, information technology and other operational systems failures; the continued availability of capital; new accounting rules or changes to existing accounting rules; general economic conditions; Athene's ability to protect its intellectual property; the ability to maintain or obtain approval of the Delaware Department of Insurance, the Iowa Insurance Division and other regulatory authorities as required for Athene's operations; the failure to realize the expected benefits from the merger with Apollo Global Management; and other factors discussed from time to time in Athene's filings with the SEC, including its annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2021, its quarterly report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2022, its quarterly report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 30, 2022, its quarterly report for the quarter ended September 30, 2022, and its other SEC filings, which can be found at the SEC?s website www.sec.gov. All forward-looking statements described herein are qualified by these cautionary statements and there can be no assurance that the actual results, events or developments referenced herein will occur or be realized. Athene does not undertake any obligation to update or revise forward-looking statements to reflect changed assumptions, the occurrence of unanticipated events or changes to future operating results.

Contacts:

Media Contact
Kelly Woerdehoff
+1 515 342 5144
kwoerdehoff@athene.com

Investors
Alex Pelzar
+1 917 472 4186
apelzar@apollo.com

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In general the bond market is volatile, and fixed income securities carry interest rate risk. (As interest rates rise, bond prices usually fall, and vice versa. This effect is usually more pronounced for longer-term securities.) Fixed income securities also carry inflation risk and credit and default risks for both issuers and counterparties. Unlike individual bonds, most bond funds do not have a maturity date, so avoiding losses caused by price volatility by holding them until maturity is not possible.

Lower-quality debt securities generally offer higher yields, but also involve greater risk of default or price changes due to potential changes in the credit quality of the issuer. Any fixed income security sold or redeemed prior to maturity may be subject to loss.

Before investing, consider the funds' investment objectives, risks, charges, and expenses. Contact Fidelity for a prospectus or, if available, a summary prospectus containing this information. Read it carefully.

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