Radian Group Inc. (NYSE: RDN) today announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Radian Guaranty Inc., has obtained $498 million of fully collateralized excess of loss reinsurance coverage from Eagle Re 2021-1 Ltd. (Eagle Re). The excess of loss reinsurance covers eligible mortgage insurance policies written by Radian Guaranty in August 2020 through December 2020. Eagle Re is a newly formed Bermuda special purpose insurer and is not a subsidiary or affiliate of Radian Guaranty.
Eagle Re has funded its reinsurance obligations by issuing six classes of mortgage insurance-linked notes (ILNs) with a 12.5-year maturity and 7-year call option to eligible third-party capital markets investors in an unregistered private offering. The ILNs are non-recourse to Radian Group and its subsidiaries and affiliates.
The ILNs issued by Eagle Re consist of the following six classes:
- $82,956,000 Class M-1A Notes with a coupon equal to one-month SOFR plus 170 basis points
- $82,956,000 Class M-1B Notes with a coupon equal to one-month SOFR plus 215 basis points
- $165,912,000 Class M-1C Notes with a coupon equal to one-month SOFR plus 270 basis points
- $110,607,000 Class M-2 Notes with a coupon equal to one-month SOFR plus 445 basis points
- $27,652,000 Class B-1 Notes with a coupon equal to one-month SOFR plus 575 basis points
- $27,652,000 Class B-2 Notes with a coupon equal to one-month SOFR plus 625 basis points
Radian Group, an affiliate of Radian Guaranty, purchased $17.7 million of the B-1 tranche and the entire B-2 tranche.
After closing, investors have the option to exchange their M-2 Notes for proportionate interests in Class M-2A Notes, Class M-2B Notes and Class M-2C Notes (Exchangeable Notes), and the Exchangeable Notes may be exchanged for Class M-2 Notes with the same proportionate interest.
The Notes have been assigned ratings by Moody’s of A3 (sf) for Class M-1A; Baa1 (sf) for Class M-1B; Baa3 (sf) for Class M-1C; Ba3 (sf) for Class M-2; B2 (sf) for Class B-1 and B3 (sf) for Class B-2. In addition, the Notes for Class M-1A were rated BBB (sf), and BBB (low) (sf) for Class M-1B by DBRS, Inc. (DBRS Morningstar).
Additional information about the ILN reinsurance transaction may be found on the Investors section of Radian’s website at https://radian.com/who-we-are/for-investors/presentations.
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