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Saybrus Partners Acquires Dedicated Distribution Partners

Hartford, CT, Dec. 2, 2019 – Saybrus Partners, LLC today announced that it has acquired Dedicated Distribution Partners, LLC (“DDP”) through an asset purchase agreement. The acquisition expands Saybrus Partners’ carrier platform and third-party annuity distribution reach, which already encompasses a broad range of banks and broker-dealers.

Formed in 2014 and based in Columbus, DDP is a nationwide distributor of fixed and fixed indexed annuities for Reliance Standard Life Insurance Company in the independent broker-dealer space. Similar to Saybrus Partners, DDP offers a high-touch wholesaling model, focused on communication, service and cultivating new opportunities, which differentiates the firm in a competitive space.

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Nassau Financial Group to Acquire Foresters Life Insurance and Annuity Company from Foresters

Hartford, CT, Oct. 17, 2019 — Nassau Financial Group, L.P. (“Nassau”) today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement with The Independent Order of Foresters (“Foresters”) for Nassau Life Insurance Company (“NNY”) to acquire Foresters Financial Holding Company, Inc. and Foresters Life Insurance and Annuity Company (“FLIAC”) from Foresters. NNY and FLIAC are New York-domiciled life insurance companies.

The transaction is expected to close in the first quarter of 2020 and is subject to customary closing conditions, including regulatory approval by the New York State Department of Financial Services.

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Nassau Alternative Investments Closes Debut Securitization

Hartford, CT, Sept. 9, 2019 – Nassau Re today announced that its subsidiary Nassau Alternative Investments LLC (“NAI”) has closed its inaugural collateralized fund obligation (the “CFO”), Nassau 2019 CFO LLC. The CFO securitization is collateralized by interests in a highly diversified and seasoned pool of over 100 private equity and private debt funds with approximately $375.7 million in net asset value.

“We are pleased with the success of NAI’s inaugural securitization, after launching Nassau Re’s newest asset management franchise earlier this year. Through this transaction, we are able to both derisk our general account balance sheet and accelerate the growth of third-party AUM,” said Phil Gass, Nassau Re’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.

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David E. Czerniecki Joins Nassau Re as Chief Investment Officer

Hartford, CT, Sept. 3, 2019 – Nassau Re today announced that David E. Czerniecki, CFA, has joined the company as Chief Investment Officer. As Chief Investment Officer, Mr. Czerniecki will be responsible for setting investment strategy and overseeing Nassau Re’s investment portfolio. He will report to Phil Gass, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Nassau Re.

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Fitch Assigns Initial Ratings to Nassau Re

Fitch Ratings has begun to rate Nassau Re, including our first overall corporate rating for Nassau Financial Group and Nassau Re (Cayman) – an important step in support of future growth plans.

Fitch assigned a BB+ Insurer Financial Strength (IFS) rating to Nassau Life Insurance Company, Nassau Life and Annuity Company and Nassau Re (Cayman). In addition, Fitch assigned a B+ Long-Term Issuer Default Rating (IDR) to Nassau Financial Group, The Nassau Companies and The Nassau Companies of New York. All ratings have a Stable outlook.

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