AM Best has assigned a Long-Term Issue Credit Rating (Long-Term IR) of "bbb-" to the $400 million, 2.4% senior unsecured notes, due September 2030, recently announced by Kemper Corporation (Kemper Corp.) (Delaware) [NYSE: KMPR]. The outlook assigned to the Credit Rating (rating) is positive.
Proceeds will be used for general corporate purposes and to fund growth opportunities. Following the issuance of the 10-year senior notes, Kemper Corp.’s financial leverage will increase slightly, but remain within AM Best’s guidelines for the assigned rating. Debt to total capital will measure 24.2% and debt to tangible capital will measure 31.4%. Coverage metrics also will remain within AM Best’s guidelines.
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