AM Best Assigns Issue Credit Rating to The Allstate Corporation’s Newly Issued Preferred Stock Offering

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OLDWICK, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- AM Best has assigned a Long-Term Issue Credit Rating of “bbb+” to the $300 million 4.75% non-cumulative perpetual preferred stock recently issued by The Allstate Corporation (headquartered in Northbrook, IL) [NYSE: ALL]. The outlook assigned to the Credit Rating (rating) is stable. The existing ratings of The Allstate Corporation and its subsidiaries remain unchanged.

The company intends to use the net proceeds for general corporate purposes, which may include the repurchase of its common stock under its ongoing share repurchase program or the redemption or repurchase of certain of its preferred stock.

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