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UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

 

FORM 8-K

 

 

CURRENT REPORT

Pursuant to Section 13 OR 15(d)

of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): May 20, 2021

 

 

ATHENE HOLDING LTD.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

 

 

Bermuda   001-37963   98-0630022

(State or other jurisdiction of

incorporation or organization)

 

(Commission

File Number)

 

(IRS Employer

Identification Number)

 

Second Floor, Washington House
16 Church Street
Hamilton, HM11, Bermuda
(Address of principal executive offices and zip code)

(441) 279-8400

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

 

 

Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:

 

Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)

 

Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)

 

Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))

 

Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:

 

Title of each class

 

Trading

Symbol

 

Name of each exchange

on which registered

Class A common shares, par value $0.001 per share   ATH   New York Stock Exchange
Depositary Shares, each representing a 1/1000th interest in a 6.35% Fixed-to-Floating Rate Perpetual Non-Cumulative Preference Share, Series A   ATHPrA   New York Stock Exchange
Depositary Shares, each representing a 1/1000th interest in a 5.625% Fixed Perpetual Non-Cumulative Preference Share, Series B   ATHPrB   New York Stock Exchange
Depositary Shares, Each Representing a 1/1,000th Interest in a 6.375% Fixed-Rate Reset Perpetual Non-Cumulative Preference Share, Series C   ATHPrC   New York Stock Exchange
Depositary Shares, Each Representing a 1/1,000th Interest in a 4.875% Fixed-Rate Perpetual Non-Cumulative Preference Share, Series D   ATHPrD   New York Stock Exchange

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).

Emerging growth company  

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act.  ☐

 

 

 


Item 2.03

Creation of a Direct Financial Obligation or an Obligation under an Off-Balance Sheet Arrangement of a Registrant.

The information required by Item 2.03 contained in Item 8.01 below is incorporated by reference herein.

 

Item 8.01

Other Events.

On May 20, 2021, Athene Holding Ltd. (the “Company”) entered into an Underwriting Agreement by and among the Company and BofA Securities, Inc., Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC, RBC Capital Markets, LLC, and Wells Fargo Securities, LLC, as representatives of the several underwriters named therein (the “Underwriters”), relating to the issuance and sale by the Company of $500,000,000 aggregate principal amount of its 3.950% Senior Notes due 2051 (the “Notes”). The Notes were issued on May 25, 2021 pursuant to an Indenture, dated as of January 12, 2018, by and between the Company and U.S. Bank National Association, as trustee (the “Trustee”), as supplemented by the Fourth Supplemental Indenture, dated as of May 25, 2021, by and between the Company and the Trustee. The Notes have been registered under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Act”), pursuant to a shelf registration statement on Form S-3 (File No. 333-256274), previously filed by the Company with the Securities and Exchange Commission under the Act.

 

Item 9.01

Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d)    Exhibits.

 

Exhibit
No.

  

Description

  1.1    Underwriting Agreement, dated May 20, 2021, by and among Athene Holding Ltd. and BofA Securities, Inc., Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC, RBC Capital Markets, LLC and Wells Fargo Securities, LLC, as representatives of the several underwriters named therein
  4.1    Indenture for Debt Securities by and between Athene Holding Ltd. and U.S. Bank National Association, as trustee (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 4.5 to the Form S-3 filed on January 3, 2018)
  4.2    Fourth Supplemental Indenture, dated May 25, 2021, by and between Athene Holding Ltd. and U.S. Bank National Association, as trustee
  4.3    Form of 3.950% Senior Notes due 2051 (included in Exhibit 4.2)
  5.1    Opinion of Conyers Dill & Pearman Limited
  5.2    Opinion of Sidley Austin LLP
23.1    Consent of Conyers Dill & Pearman Limited (included in Exhibit 5.1)
23.2    Consent of Sidley Austin LLP (included in Exhibit 5.2)
104    Cover Page Interactive Data File (embedded within the Inline XBRL document)

 

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SIGNATURES

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned thereunto duly authorized.

 

    ATHENE HOLDING LTD.
Date: May 25, 2021     By:  

/s/ John Golden

      John Golden
      Executive Vice President and General Counsel

 

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