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Aviva plc and General Accident plc preference shares

Launch of goodwill payment scheme - 31 July 2018

Our goodwill payment scheme for eligible investors who sold our preference shares between 8 and 22 March 2018 (inclusive) is now open for claims. Read the full announcement which includes details of how to make a claim. 

The full terms and conditions of the Scheme and instructions for making a claim, together with updated frequently asked questions, are available on the KPMG website at: www.kpmg.co.uk/aviva-scheme.
 
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Update 1 June 2018
To help brokers and preference shareholders prepare for the launch of our goodwill payment scheme by 31 July 2018 (as announced on 30 April 2018), we published the terms and conditions of the scheme on 1 June 2018.  Read the full terms and conditions of the scheme.
 
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Announcement of goodwill payment - 30 April 2018

Read the announcement we made on 30 April 2018 regarding a discretionary goodwill payment  to shareholders who sold our preference shares* in the period from 8 to 22 March 2018 (inclusive). 

See our questions and answers on the discretionary goodwill payment.

*Preference shares issued by Aviva plc and General Accident plc (a member of the Aviva Group)

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Statement regarding our preference shares –  23 March 2018
On 23 March 2018 we made a statement confirming that we would take no action to cancel our preference shares.  You can read the announcement in our Newsroom.
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Statement on preference shares - 15 March 2018
Please note that our statement on 15 March 2018 regarding our preference shares was superceded by our statement on 23 March 2018 which confirmed that we would take no action to cancel our preference shares.

Credit ratings and outlooks

Insurer Financial Strength Ratings are assigned to operating companies and represent an insurer's ability to pay obligations to policyholders.  Issuer Credit Ratings represent an issuer's ability to meet its overall financial commitments as they fall due.

Insurer Financial Strength Rating

Entity 
S&P 
Moody’s 
A.M.Best 
Fitch 
Aviva Insurance Ltd (AIL)
A+ (Positive)
Aa3 (Stable)
A (Stable)
AA- (Stable)
Aviva International Insurance Ltd (AIIL)
A+ (Positive)
Aa3 (Stable)
A (Stable)
AA- (Stable)
Aviva Life & Pensions UK Ltd
A+ (Positive)
Aa3 (Stable)
- AA- (Stable)
Aviva Insurance Company of Canada*
A+ (Positive)
- A (Stable)
AA- (Stable)
Aviva Assurances S.A.
A+ (Positive)
- - AA- (Stable)
Aviva Vie S.A.
A+ (Positive)
- - AA- (Stable)
Aviva Re Ltd
A+ (Positive)
- - -
Friends Life Ltd
A+ (Positive)
Aa3 (Stable)
- AA- (Stable)
*S&P and A.M. Best also rate the Canadian operating entities Elite Insurance Company, Pilot Insurance Company, Traders General Insurance Company,  Scottish & York Insurance Company Ltd, S&Y Insurance Company

Issuer Credit Rating

Entity S&P Moody’s A.M.Best Fitch
Aviva plc A- (Positive) A2 (Stable) a- (Stable) A+ (Stable)
Friends Life Holdings plc - - - A+ (Stable)

Long term external debt and preference shares

Debt ratings are assigned to specific instruments and represent the issuer's ability to meet financial commitments in accordance with the terms of that instrument. Subordinated debt, the Direct Capital Instrument and the Step up tier 1 insurance capital securities (STICS) have equity-like characteristics and are therefore eligible to be recognised as capital by regulators and rating agencies. The lower ratings reflect this subordination.

Aviva plc

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Instrument 
Nominal 
Coupon 
Issued 
Prospectus / Terms 
Callable 
Maturity 
Rating* 
ISIN 
Senior
€350m
0.100%
2016
Final Terms
- Dec 2018
A2/A-/A
XS1490131056
Senior
€500m
0.625%
2016
Final Terms
- Oct 2023
A2/A-/A
XS1509003361
Subordinated
£700m
6.125%
2001
Prospectus
Nov 2026
Nov 2036
A3/BBB/BBB+
XS0138717441
Subordinated
£800m
6.125%
2003
Prospectus
Sep 2022
Perpetual
A3/BBB/BBB+
XS0177447983
Subordinated
£600m
6.875%
2008
Final Terms May 2038
May 2058
A3/BBB/BBB+
XS0364880186
Subordinated
£450m
6.625%
2011
Final Terms
Jun 2021
Jun 2041
A3/BBB/BBB+
XS0631092581
Subordinated
€650m
6.125%
2013
Final Terms
Jul 2023
Jul 2043
A3/BBB/BBB+
XS0951553592
Subordinated
€700m
3.875%
2014
Final Terms
Jul 2024
Jul 2044
A3/BBB/BBB+
XS1083986718
Subordinated
€900m
3.375%
2015
Final Terms
Dec 2025
Dec 2045
A3/BBB/BBB+
XS1242413679
Subordinated
£400m
5.125%
2015
Final Terms
Jun 2030
Jun 2050
A3/BBB/BBB+
XS1242413166
Subordinated
C$450m
4.500%
2016
Final Terms
- May 2021
A3/BBB/BBB+
CAG0683QC318
Subordinated
£400m
4.375%
2016
Final Terms
Sep 2029
Sep 2049
A3/BBB/BBB+
XS1488459485
Direct Capital Instrument
£500m
5.9021%
2004 Prospectus
Jul 2020
Perpetual
Baa1/BBB/BBB+
XS0206511486
STICS
£210m
6.875%
2003
Prospectus
Nov 2019
Perpetual
A3/A-/BBB+
XS0181161380
Preference shares
£100m
8.375%
1992
Final Terms
- Perpetual
-/-/-
GB0002114154
Preference shares
£100m
8.750%
1992
Final Terms
- Perpetual
-/-/-
GB0002124963
*Moody's/S&P/Fitch

Friends Life Holdings plc

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Instrument  Nominal 
Coupon 
Issued 
Prospectus / Terms 
Callable 
Maturity 
Rating* 
ISIN 
Subordinated
£162m
12.000%
2009
Prospectus
- May 2021
-/A/A
XS0430178961
Subordinated
£500m
8.250%
2011
Prospectus
- Apr 2022
A2/A-/A-
XS0620022128
Subordinated
$575m
7.875%
2012
Prospectus
Nov 2018
Perpetual
-/A-/A-
XS0851688860
*Moody's/S&P/Fitch

General Accident plc

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Instrument Nominal Coupon Issued Prospectus / Terms
Callable Maturity Rating ISIN
Preference shares 140 8.875% 1992 Final Terms
- Perpetual - GB0003692737
Preference shares
110 7.875% 1993 Final Terms
- Perpetual
- GB0003692513

Short term commercial paper

Issuer 
Instrument 
S&P 
Moody’s 
Aviva plc Commercial paper (guaranteed by AIL)
A-1+
P-1
Aviva plc
Commercial paper
A-2
P-1

The contents of this web page are as at 19 July 2018 and are publically published by the relevant ratings agencies – we have replicated the ratings here for information purposes only, and are not providing investment advice. Professional advice from an authorised independent adviser should always be sought before acting or relying on any of the information, and we accept no responsibility for any loss which may arise from reliance on the information on this web page, or any web page(s) to which we may have provided a link.

For details on IFRS carrying values and totals please refer to Aviva plc's annual report and accounts.

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