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Legal & General Retirement America Completes $355M Pension Risk Transfer Deal with Trinity Industries, Inc.

Plan termination covers more than 7,500 participants

27 Jan 2021

Full press release

Stamford, CT– Jan 27, 2021 – Legal & General Retirement America (LGRA) today announced it has completed a $355 million pension risk transfer (PRT) deal with Trinity Industries, Inc., a leading provider of rail transportation products and services in North America. The plan termination, which involves Trinity Industries, Inc. Consolidated Pension Plan, secures the benefits of more than 7,500 participants.

Willis Towers Watson – a long-standing benefits partner to Trinity Industries, Inc. – served as the strategic advisor for this complex plan termination and related annuity purchase. Trinity Industries, Inc.’s PRT transaction serves as one of seven deals completed by LGRA in Q4 2020. In total, LGRA surpassed $1.6 billion in premiums for the year with momentum continuing into 2021.

George Palms, President, Legal & General Retirement America: "We are thrilled to have been selected by Trinity Industries, Inc. as a trusted partner to deliver on pension commitments to its current and future retirees. Our financial strength, combined with a steadfast commitment to delivering outstanding service, are intended to provide peace of mind to the participants of Trinity’s pension plan."

Further information

Michelle Mead
Caliber Corporate Advisers
888.550.6385 ext.7

Notes to editors

Established in 1836, Legal & General is one of the UK’s leading financial services groups and a major global investor, with international businesses in the US, Europe, Middle East and Asia. With almost £1.3 trillion in total assets under management*, we are the UK’s largest investment manager for corporate pension schemes and a UK market leader in pension risk transfer, alternative asset origination, life insurance, workplace pensions and retirement income. Through inclusive capitalism, we aim to build a better society by investing in long-term assets that benefit everyone.

* at 30 June 2021

Legal & General Retirement America (LGRA) specializes in customized pension risk solutions for institutional clients in the US market. Established in 2015, Legal & General Retirement America is a business unit of Legal & General America, Urbana, MD. Legal & General America life insurance and retirement products are underwritten and issued by Banner Life Insurance Company, Urbana, MD and William Penn Life Insurance Company of New York, Valley Stream, NY. Banner products are distributed in 49 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. William Penn products are distributed exclusively in New York; Banner does not solicit business there. The Legal & General America companies are part of the worldwide Legal & General Group.

(As of June 2021)