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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+ (Stable) Aa3 (Stable) A (Stable) AA- (Stable)
Aviva International Insurance Ltd (AIIL)
A+ (Stable) Aa3 (Stable)
A (Stable) AA- (Stable)
Aviva Life & Pensions UK Ltd A+ (Stable) Aa3 (Stable)
- AA- (Stable)
Aviva Insurance Company of Canada* A+ (Stable) - A (Stable) AA- (Stable)
Aviva Assurances S.A.
A+ (Stable)
AA- (Stable)
Aviva Vie S.A. A+ (Stable) - - AA- (Stable)
Aviva Re Ltd A+ (Stable) - - -
Friends Life Ltd A+ (Stable) 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- (Stable) A2 (Stable) a- (Stable) A+ (Stable)
Friends Life Holdings plc A- (Stable) - - 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

Instrument Nominal Coupon Issued Callable Maturity Rating* ISIN
Senior €350m 0.100% 2016 - Dec 2018 A2/A-/A
Senior €500m 0.625% 2016 - Oct 2023 A2/A-/A
Subordinated £700m 6.125% 2001 Nov 2026 Nov 2036 A3/BBB/BBB+
Subordinated £800m 6.125% 2003 Sep 2022 Perpetual A3/BBB/BBB+
Subordinated €500m 6.875% 2008 May 2018 May 2038 A3/BBB/BBB+ XS0364908375
Subordinated £600m 6.875% 2008 May 2038 May 2058 A3/BBB/BBB+ XS0364880186
Subordinated £450m 6.625% 2011 Jun 2021 Jun 2041 A3/BBB/BBB+ XS0631092581
Subordinated €650m 6.125% 2013 Jul 2023 Jul 2043 A3/BBB/BBB+ XS0951553592
Subordinated €700m 3.875% 2014 Jul 2024 Jul 2044 A3/BBB/BBB+
Subordinated €900m 3.375% 2015 Dec 2025 Dec 2045 A3/BBB/BBB+ XS1242413679
Subordinated £400m 5.125% 2015 Jun 2030 Jun 2050 A3/BBB/BBB+
Subordinated C$450m 4.500% 2016 - May 2021 A3/BBB/BBB+
Subordinated £400m 4.375% 2016 Sep 2029 Sep 2049 A3/BBB/BBB+
Direct Capital Instrument £500m 5.9021% 2004 Jul 2020 Perpetual Baa1/BBB/BBB+
STICS £210m 6.875% 2003 Nov 2019 Perpetual A3/A-/BBB+
Preference shares £100m 8.375% 1992 - Perpetual -/-/- GB0002114154
Preference shares £100m 8.750% 1992 - Perpetual -/-/- GB0002124963

Friends Life Holdings plc

Instrument Nominal Coupon Issued Callable Maturity Rating* ISIN
Subordinated £162m 12.000% 2009 - May 2021 -/A/A XS0430178961
Subordinated £500m 8.250%
2011 - Apr 2022 A2/A-/A-
Subordinated $575m 7.875% 2012
Nov 2018 Perpetual -/A-/A-

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 20 October 2017 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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