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AXA (AXAHY: OTCQX International Premier) | AXA Financial signs closed MONY portfolio transaction with Protective for USD 1.06 billion

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AXA Financial signs closed MONY portfolio transaction with Protective for USD 1.06 billion

- Transaction supports AXA’s capital optimization strategy and further growth in the US

- Total consideration of USD 1.06 billion / Euro 0.82 billion(1)

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NEW YORK, April 10, 2013


NEW YORK, April 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — AXA today announced it had entered definitive agreements with Protective Life Corporation (“Protective”) to sell MONY Life Insurance Company (“MONY”) and to reinsure an in-force book of life insurance policies written by MONY’s subsidiary MONY Life Insurance Company of America (“MLOA”) primarily prior to 2004. Under the terms of the agreements and assuming a closing date of October 1, 2013, the total cash consideration will be USD 1.06 billion (or Euro 0.82 billion). This consideration corresponds to implied 2012 multiples of 12x IFRS underlying earnings and 1.7x IFRS TNAV(2).

At closing, Protective has indicated that they plan to retain all positions associated with MONY’s customer service and administrative platform in Syracuse, NY, and will assume responsibility for servicing MONY and in-scope MLOA policies, as well as the servicing agreement with AXA Business Services. Policyholders under the MONY and MLOA policies that are subject to the transaction will see no changes in their terms or the level of service.

This transaction is in line with AXA’s active capital management strategy and in-force optimization initiatives. It allows us to generate financial resources from a closed portfolio and to remain focused on our national distribution structure and network of more than 5,000 financial professionals and more than 650 distribution firms partnering with us to further accelerate our profitable growth in our core businesses of financial protection, employer-sponsored products and retirement savings,” said Mark Pearson, President and Chief Executive Officer of AXA Financial.

Pearson added, “Protective has a proven history of successfully managing these types of closed book transactions, and this, together with their decision to retain the current MONY policy administration team, means that MONY and MLOA policyholders will continue to receive high levels of professional service.

The best way to create long-term sustainable value for all stakeholders is to stay focused on businesses that have the right combination of scale, competitive position, cash generation and growth prospects, and I am very grateful to our US teams for their excellent work negotiating this transaction and dedication to achieving the Ambition AXA objectives,” said Henri de Castries, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of AXA. “This transaction allows us to further grow our US business where we have been achieving good momentum while freeing up capital invested in closed portfolios to improve our financial flexibility and enable additional investment in high growth markets and businesses.

TRANSACTION SUPPORTS AXA’S CAPITAL OPTIMIZATION STRATEGY AND FURTHER GROWTH IN THE US

In 2004, AXA Financial(3) acquired The MONY Group Inc. and its subsidiaries, including MONY, MLOA, U.S. Financial Life Insurance Company and Advest(4) for USD 1.5 billion. The MONY Group Inc. was formed and went public in 1998 as part of the demutualization of the Mutual Life Insurance Company of New York, a mutual life insurance company founded in 1842. Subsequent to the acquisition, most new business was written out of other AXA Financial subsidiaries and MONY/MLOA were effectively placed in run-off, with the exception of some new business at MLOA, which is excluded from the transaction. Since 2005, MONY has generated USD 1.0 billion of cumulated statutory net income.

AXA is therefore disposing of a run-off mortality book primarily underwritten before 2004, with USD 10.5 billion (or Euro 8.0 billion) of statutory liabilities as of end of 2012. The book is comprised(5) of approximately 560,000 whole life, term life, Variable Universal Life and Universal Life policies; it also includes 61,000 annuity contracts and 42,000 Accident & Health and other policies.

The MLOA legal entity, as well as all the other MONY subsidiaries and distribution network, are outside the scope of the transaction. MLOA will continue to be used to write new business and will retain part of the transaction proceeds to fund its future growth.

IMPACTS FOR THE AXA GROUP

Full year 2012 IFRS underlying earnings of disposed operations were ca. Euro 70 million.

Estimated impacts on AXA expected after the closing:

  • Exceptional capital loss below Euro 0.1 billion, which will be accounted for in Net Income, including a reduction in intangible assets of ca. Euro 0.4 billion;
  • +3 points on Solvency I ratio, which was 233% at December 31, 2012;
  • +4 points on Economic Solvency ratio, which was 206% at December 31, 2012;
  • -1 point on debt gearing, which was 26% at December 31, 2012.

This transaction is subject to customary closing conditions, including the receipt of regulatory approval, and is expected to close later this year.

ABOUT AXA FINANCIAL

AXA Financial is one of the premier U.S. organizations in financial protection and wealth management through its strong brands:

  • AXA Equitable Life Insurance Company
  • AXA Advisors, LLC
  • AllianceBernstein, L.P
  • AXA Distributors, LLC

ABOUT AXA EQUITABLE

In business since 1859, AXA Equitable Life Insurance Company (NY, NY) is a leading financial protection company and one of the nation’s premier providers of life insurance, annuity, and financial products and services. The company’s products and services are distributed to individuals and business owners through its retail distribution channel, AXA Advisors, LLC (member FINRA, SIPC) and to the financial services market through its wholesale distribution channel, AXA Distributors, LLC. In 2012, AXA Equitable generated Annual Premium Equivalent (APE) of Euro 1.2 billion (up 14% vs. 2011) and Life & Savings Underlying Earnings of Euro 0.5 billion (vs. Euro 0.2 billion in 2011).

Find AXA Equitable on Facebook and Twitter or visit our website at http://www.axa-equitable.com/.

ABOUT THE AXA GROUP

The AXA Group is a worldwide leader in insurance and asset management, with 160,000 employees serving 102 million clients in 57 countries. In 2012, IFRS revenues amounted to Euro 90.1 billion and IFRS underlying earnings to Euro 4.3 billion. AXA had Euro 1,116 billion in assets under management as of December 31, 2012.

The AXA ordinary share is listed on compartment A of Euronext Paris under the ticker symbol CS (ISN FR 0000120628 – Bloomberg: CS FP – Reuters: AXAF.PA). AXA’s American Depository Share is also quoted on the OTC QX platform under the ticker symbol AXAHY.

The AXA Group is included in the main international SRI indexes, such as Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) and FTSE4GOOD.

It is a founding member of the UN Environment Programme’s Finance Initiative (UNEP FI) Principles for Sustainable Insurance and a signatory of the UN Principles for Responsible Investment.

This press release is available on the AXA Group website

www.axa.com

IMPORTANT LEGAL INFORMATION AND CAUTIONARY STATEMENTS CONCERNING FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

Certain statements contained herein are forward-looking statements including, but not limited to, statements that are predictions of or indicate future events, trends, plans or objectives. Undue reliance should not be placed on such statements because, by their nature, they are subject to known and unknown risks and uncertainties. Please refer to the section “Cautionary statements” in page 2 of AXA’s Document de Reference for the year ended December 31, 2012, for a description of certain important factors, risks and uncertainties that may affect AXA’s business. AXA undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any of these forward-looking statements, whether to reflect new information, future events or circumstances or otherwise.

(1) EUR 1 = USD 1.29, as of April 5, 2013

(2) IFRS Tangible Net Asset Value = IFRS shareholders’ equity + off balance sheet net unrealized capital gains and losses – net intangible assets

(3) AXA Financial is a holding company for AXA US Life & Savings and Asset Management activities

(4) In 2005, AXA sold MONY’s brokerage subsidiary Advest to Merrill Lynch for USD 0.4 billion

(5) As of December 31, 2011

SOURCE AXA Financial; AXA; AXA Equitable

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TNI BioTech, Inc. (TNIB: OTC Pink Current) | TNI BioTech, Inc. Completes Financial Audit

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TNI BioTech, Inc. Completes Financial Audit

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Diamcor Mining Inc. (DMIFF: OTCQX International) | Diamcor Announces Conversion of Convertible Debenture

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KELOWNA, April 8, 2013 – Diamcor Mining Inc. (TSX-V.DMI) (the “Company”) is pleased to announce that pursuant to the terms of the $2,000,000 convertible debenture (“Convertible Debenture”), originally issued to its strategic alliance partner, Tiffany & Co. Canada (“Tiffany”), a subsidiary of Tiffany & Co., in March 2011, the Company has exercised its right to convert the principal and accrued interest into Company common shares.

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Callinex Mines Inc. (CLLXF: OTC Link) | Proxy Materials

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Mon, Apr 08, 2013 06:18 – Callinex Mines Inc. (CLLXF: OTC Link) released their Proxy Materials concerning Request for Financial Statements. To read the complete report, please visit: https://www.otciq.com/otciq/ajax/showFinancialReportById.pdf?id=102345.

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RusHydro JSC (RSHYY: OTCQX International Premier) | Results of the Board of Directors on April 5, 2013

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JSC RusHydro (ticker symbol: MICEX-RTS, LSE: HYDR; OTCQX: RSHYY) announces that the Company’s Board of Directors held a meeting in absentia on April 5, 2013.

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The Board of Directors accepted a proposal of the Russian Federation, represented by the Federal Property Management Agency, holder of 67.12% of RusHydro’s voting shares[1], on inclusion of the following items in the agenda of the Company’s Annual General Meeting of shareholders (AGM): approval of the annual report and annual accounting statements, including the use of profit for 2012; remuneration of members of the Board of Directors, election of members to the new Board of Directors and Audit Commission and approval of the Company’s auditor.

The AGM agenda and date will be determined on one of the following meetings of the Board of Directors.

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The Board of Directors approved the following candidates to the new Board of Directors for upcoming election at the AGM:

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AmeriStar Network, Inc. (AMWK: OTC Pink Current) | Ameristar Network Inc. Completes Filing for "Current Information Tier" Status on OTC Markets (Pink)

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Ameristar Network Inc. Completes Filing for “Current Information Tier” Status on OTC Markets (Pink)

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NEW YORK, April 3, 2013

NEW YORK, April 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — AmeriStar Network, Inc. (OTC Markets: AMWK)(“AmeriStar”) has complied with the filing requirements of OTC Markets and has been moved to the Current Information Tier.

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Richfield Oil & Gas Company (ROIL: OTCQX U.S. Premier) | Richfield Oil & Gas Company has Placed Wasatch National Forest Well into Production

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Richfield Oil & Gas Company has Placed Wasatch National Forest Well into Production

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SALT LAKE CITY, April 3, 2013

SALT LAKE CITY, April 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — OTCQX: ROIL – Richfield Oil & Gas Company (“Richfield” or the “Company”), announced that it has placed its Wasatch National Forest #16-15 well in Uinta County, Wyoming into production.

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Miliband quits after Di Canio hired

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Ex-foreign secretary David Miliband resigns from the board of Sunderland FC because of new head coach Paolo Di Canio’s “past political statements”.

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Grill Concepts, Inc. (GLLC: OTC Link) | Annual Report – Supplemental Information

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Fri, Mar 29, 2013 09:08 – Grill Concepts, Inc. (GLLC: OTC Link) released their Annual Report – Supplemental Information concerning Financial Statements-Fiscal 2012. To read the complete report, please visit: https://www.otciq.com/otciq/ajax/showFinancialReportById.pdf?id=101765.

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STL Marketing Group, Inc. (STLK: OTC Pink Current) | STL Marketing Group, Inc. (OTC: STLK) Announces 10-K Filing for 2012 will be delayed

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STL Marketing Group, Inc. (OTC: STLK)
announces it will delay its 2012 10-K filing.

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