SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549
PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE
SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): July 16, 2021
CNO Financial Group, Inc.
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)
|(State or Other|
Jurisdiction of Incorporation)
|(Commission File Number)||(I.R.S. Employer|
11825 North Pennsylvania Street
Carmel, Indiana 46032
(Address of Principal Executive Offices) (Zip Code)
(Registrant's telephone number, including area code)
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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
|Title of each class||Trading Symbol||Name of each exchange on which registered|
|Common Stock, par value $0.01 per share||CNO||New York Stock Exchange|
|Rights to purchase Series E Junior Participating Preferred Stock||New York Stock Exchange|
|5.125% Subordinated Debentures due 2060||CNOpA||New York Stock Exchange|
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).
Emerging growth company ☐
If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act. ☐
|Item 1.01.||Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.|
On July 16, 2021, CNO Financial Group, Inc. (the “Company”) entered into a second amendment and restatement agreement (the “Amendment Agreement”) with respect to its revolving credit agreement, dated as of May 19, 2015 (as amended and restated by that certain First Amendment and Restatement Agreement dated as of October 13, 2017 and as amended by the Amendment Agreement, the “Amended Credit Agreement”), among the Company, KeyBank National Association, as administrative agent, and the lenders from time to time party thereto. The Amendment Agreement, among other things, (i) revises the debt to total capitalization ratio to exclude hybrid securities from the calculation, except to the extent that the aggregate amount outstanding of all such hybrid securities exceeds an amount equal to 15% of total capitalization, (ii) reduces the net equity proceeds prong of the minimum consolidated net worth covenant from 50% to 25%, (iii) removes the aggregate RBC ratio covenant and (iv) extends the maturity date of the revolving credit facility to July 16, 2026. The Amended Credit Agreement continues to contain certain other restrictive covenants with which the Company must comply.
The interest rate applicable to loans under the Amended Credit Agreement continues to be calculated as the eurodollar rate or the base rate, at the Company’s option, plus a margin based on the Company’s unsecured debt rating. The margins under the Amended Credit Agreement continue to range from 1.375% to 2.125%, in the case of loans at the eurodollar rate, and 0.375% to 1.125%, in the case of loans at the base rate. The commitment fee under the Amended Credit Agreement continues to be based on the Company’s unsecured debt rating.
The foregoing description of the Amendment Agreement and the Amended Credit Agreement does not purport to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of such documents, which are filed as Exhibit 10.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and are incorporated herein by reference.
|Item 2.03.||Creation of a Direct Financial Obligation or an Obligation under an Off-Balance Sheet Arrangement|
of a Registrant.
The information set forth under Item 1.01 above is incorporated by reference into this Item 2.03.
|Item 9.01(d).||Financial Statements and Exhibits.|
The following materials are furnished as exhibits to this Current Report on Form 8-K:
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
|CNO Financial Group, Inc.|
|Date: July 16, 2021|
|By:||/s/ John R. Kline|
|John R. Kline|
Senior Vice President and
Chief Accounting Officer