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TEXT-S&P affirms Federated Life Insurance Co. 'Api' rating

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(The following statement was released by the rating agency)Rating ActionOn Sept. 21, 2012, Standard & Poor's Ratings Services affirmed its 'Api'counterparty credit and financial strength ratings on Federated Life InsuranceCo. (FLIC).

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The ratings on FLIC are based on the company's very strong capital adequacy,as measured by our model, and very strong operating performance, based on itsstatutory pretax return on assets through year-end 2011.

Based in Owatonna, Minn., FLIC is a wholly owned subsidiary of FederatedMutual Insurance Co. (Federal Mutual), and licensed in 48 states and theDistrict of Columbia. Federated Mutual, which commenced operations in 1904, isa private mutual insurance company that writes property/casualty and lifeinsurance, including accident and health, workers' compensation, autoinsurance, ordinary and group life, and annuities. We rate FLIC on astand-alone basis.

Related Criteria And ResearchRatings Bearing A "pi" Subscript: Methodology And Assumptions, Feb. 9, 2011Ratings ListRatings AffirmedFederated Life Insurance Co.Counterparty Credit RatingFinancial Strength Rating Api

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