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): October 1, 2021 (September 30, 2021)
GLOBE LIFE INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
|(State or other jurisdiction|
3700 South Stonebridge Drive, McKinney, Texas 75070
(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (972) 569-4000
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
|Title of each class||Trading symbol(s)||Name of each exchanged on which registered|
|Common Stock, $1.00 par value per share||GL||New York Stock Exchange|
|4.250% Junior Subordinated Debentures||GL PRD||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||☐|
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Item 1.01 Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.
On September 30, 2021, Globe Life Inc. (“Globe Life”) and its subsidiary TMK Re Ltd. (“TMK”) entered into an Amended and Restated Credit Agreement among Bank of America, N.A. (“BofA), as Administrative Agent, Swing Line Lender, and L/C Administrator, each Lender from time to time a party thereto, Globe Life, as the Borrower, and TMK as a Loan Party (the “Amended and Restated Credit Agreement”). The Amended and Restated Credit Agreement amends and restates the original credit agreement among the parties dated August 20, 2020 (the “Original Credit Agreement”).
The Amended and Restated Credit Agreement amends the following material terms of the Original Credit Agreement:
•Reducing the Facility Fees, Eurodollar Rate, Letter of Credit Fees and Base Rate paid by Globe Life;
•Extending the Maturity Date to September 30, 2026;
•Revising procedures for replacing LIBOR as the Benchmark for Eurodollar Rate Loans; and
•Providing Globe Life with the option to establish certain key performance indicators (“KPIs”) with respect to Environmental, Social and Governance (“ESG”) targets in consultation with BofA, as Sustainability Coordinator, and to amend the Amended and Restated Credit Agreement solely to incorporate such KPIs (the “ESG Amendment”). The ESG Amendment may provide for a decrease of up to 1.00 basis point in the Applicable Rate for the Facility Fee and up to 4.00 basis points in the Applicable Rate for Base Rate Loans, Eurodollar Rate Loans and Letter of Credit commissions subject to meeting such KPIs.
The Amended and Restated Credit Agreement continues to provide for a $750 million revolving credit facility, which may be increased to $1.0 billion. The credit facility may be extended for up to two one-year periods upon Globe Life’s request. Pursuant to this credit facility, the participating lenders have agreed to make revolving loans to Globe Life and to issue, up to a $250 million sublimit, either secured or unsecured letters of credit for either Globe Life or TMK, in the form of several letters of credit or fronted letters of credit. Under the facility, BofA, in its capacity as Swing Line Lender has also agreed to make same-day advances to Globe Life in the form of swing line loans up to a $35 million sublimit. The foregoing description of the Amended and Restated Credit Agreement is qualified in its entirety by reference to the Amended and Restated Credit Agreement, which is attached to this Form 8-K as Exhibit 10.1 and which is incorporated by reference herein.
Globe Life and its subsidiaries from time to time have had, and may continue to have, various commercial, lending or other relationships with certain of the banks that are a party to the Amended and Restated Credit Agreement and their affiliates.
Item 9.01 Financial Statement and Exhibits.
(a)Financial Statements of businesses acquired.
(b)Pro forma financial information.
(c)Shell company transactions.
(10.1) Amended and Restated Credit Agreement dated as of September 30, 2021 among Bank of America, N.A., the Lenders party thereto, Globe Life Inc. and TMK RE, LTD.
(104) Cover Page Interactive Data File (embedded within the Inline XBRL document)
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
|GLOBE LIFE INC.|
|Date: October 1, 2021|
|/s/ Christopher T. Moore|
|Christopher T. Moore|
Corporate Senior Vice President,
Associate Counsel and Corporate Secretary