|HRG GROUP, INC. filed this Form 8-K on 11/04/2016|
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On November 3, 2016, Fidelity & Guaranty Life (“FGL”; NYSE: FGL), a majority owned subsidiary of HRG Group, Inc. (“HRG”; NYSE: HRG), filed a Current Report on Form 8-K (“FGL Form 8-K”) announcing that it had amended (the “Amendment”) its Agreement and Plan of Merger (the “Merger Agreement”, and the merger contemplated thereby, the “Merger”), with Anbang Insurance Group Co., Ltd., a joint-stock insurance company established in the People’s Republic of China (“Anbang”), AB Infinity Holding, Inc., a Delaware corporation and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Anbang (“Parent”), and AB Merger Sub, Inc., a Delaware corporation and a newly formed, wholly-owned subsidiary of Parent (“Merger Sub”).
The Amendment extends the outside termination date for the completion of the Merger from November 7, 2016 to February 8, 2017. Interested parties should read FGL’s announcements and public filings, including the FGL Form 8-K, regarding this transaction and any related changes (if any) with respect to the foregoing.
This information shall not be deemed “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and is not incorporated by reference into any filing of HRG, whether made before or after the date of this report.
Forward Looking Statements
“Safe Harbor” Statement Under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: This document contains, and certain oral statements made by our representatives from time to time may contain, forward-looking statements, including those statements regarding the completion of the merger between FGL and Anbang and the timing thereof, the Company’s use of proceeds from the FGL merger, any expected or anticipated benefits from the merger between FGL and Anbang, expected dividends from our subsidiaries, our or our subsidiaries’ capital needs and potential acquisitions, dispositions or other transactions by us or our subsidiaries, and expectations with respect to foreign exchange rates and commodity prices. Generally, forward-looking statements include information concerning possible or assumed future distributions from subsidiaries, other actions, events, results, strategies and expectations and are identifiable by use of the words “believes,” “expects,” “intends,” “anticipates,” “plans,” “seeks,” “estimates,” “projects,” “may,” “will,” “could,” “might,” or “continues” or similar expressions. Such forward-looking 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 HRG’s management and the management of HRG’s subsidiaries. Factors that could cause actual results, events and developments to differ include, without limitation: the ability of HRG’s subsidiaries to close previously announced transactions, of which there can be no assurance; the ability of HRG’s subsidiaries to generate sufficient net income and cash flows to make upstream cash distributions; the decision of HRG subsidiaries’ boards to make upstream cash distributions, which is subject to numerous factors such as restrictions contained in applicable financing agreements, state and regulatory restrictions and other relevant considerations as determined by the applicable board; HRG’s liquidity, which may be impacted by a variety of factors, including the capital needs of HRG’s current and future subsidiaries; capital market conditions; commodity market conditions; foreign exchange rates; HRG’s and its subsidiaries’ ability to identify, pursue or complete any suitable future acquisition or disposition opportunities, including realizing such transaction’s expected benefits, efficiencies/cost avoidance or savings, income and margins, growth, economies of scale, streamlined/combined operations, economic performance and conditions to, and the timetable for, completing applicable financial reporting requirements; litigation; potential and contingent liabilities; management’s plans; changes in regulations; taxes; and the risks that may affect the performance of the operating subsidiaries of HRG and those factors listed under the caption “Risk Factors” in HRG’s most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and subsequent Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. 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. Neither HRG nor any of its affiliates undertake any obligation to update or revise forward-looking statements to reflect changed assumptions, the occurrence of unanticipated events or changes to future operation results, except as required by law.
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