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Protective Closes Acquisition of Blocks of Business from Genworth

Friday, January 15, 2016 4:15 pm EST

Dateline:

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.

Public Company Information:

TSE:
8750

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Protective Life Corporation (“Protective”), a wholly owned U.S. subsidiary of The Dai-ichi Life Insurance Company, Limited (TSE:8750) (“Dai-ichi Life”), today announced that its principal subsidiary, Protective Life Insurance Company (“Protective Life”), completed the acquisition via reinsurance of certain blocks of business from Genworth Life and Annuity Insurance Company (“Genworth”), Richmond, Virginia.

John D. Johns, Protective’s Chairman and CEO said, “We are very pleased to announce the closing of this transaction. It is the second largest acquisition in our history and the first after becoming part of Dai-ichi Life. Our ability to consummate this important transaction again demonstrates how our industry-leading acquisition capabilities can drive growth at Protective. Notwithstanding the significant capital investment in this transaction, we continue to have substantial available capital, and we are ready to pursue other acquisition opportunities.”

The transaction was originally announced on September 30, 2015. Please see the Acquisition Fact Sheet in the Newsroom section of the Company’s website for more details on Protective’s acquisition segment history.

ABOUT PROTECTIVE LIFE CORPORATION

Protective Life Corporation is headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama. The Company provides financial services through the production, distribution and administration of insurance and investment products throughout the U.S. As of September 30, 2015, Protective had assets of approximately $68.6 billion.

For more information about Protective, please visit http://www.protective.com.

ABOUT DAI-ICHI LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY

The Dai-ichi Life Insurance Company, Limited (TSE: 8750) is one of the largest life insurance companies in Japan as measured by total assets as of June 30, 2015. Founded on September 15, 1902, Dai-ichi Life was the oldest mutual insurance company in Japan until it was demutualized and listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange on April 1, 2010. As of June 30, 2015, total assets were ¥50.2 trillion (USD $410.4 billion) on a consolidated basis. Based in Tokyo, Dai-ichi Life has approximately 67,000 employees and 1,345 sales offices throughout Japan. It also has overseas life insurance businesses in Australia, Vietnam, Indonesia, India and Thailand, as well as offices in New York, Singapore, London, Beijing, and Shanghai.

For more information about Dai-ichi Life, please visit http://www.dai-ichi-life.co.jp/english/.

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Protective Life Corporation
Eva Robertson, 205-268-3912
Vice President, Corporate Communications

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