This excerpt taken from the ALL 8-K filed May 9, 2007.
Item 1.01 and 1.02. Entry into and Termination of Material Definitive Agreements.
On May 8, 2007, the Registrant, Allstate Insurance Company and Allstate Life Insurance Company (the Borrowers) entered into a credit agreement with the lenders party thereto, Wachovia Bank, National Association, as Syndication Agent; Bank of America, N.A. and Citibank, N.A., as Documentation Agents; Lehman Brothers Bank, FSB, Merrill Lynch Bank USA, Morgan Stanley Bank and William Street Commitment Corporation, as Co-Agents; and JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., as Administrative Agent (attached hereto as Exhibit 10.1 and incorporated herein by reference) (the Credit Agreement). The Credit Agreement replaced a $1.0 billion unsecured five-year revolving credit facility dated June 4, 2004 among the Borrowers; the lenders party thereto; JPMorgan Chase Bank, as Syndication Agent; Bank of America, N.A., Citibank, N.A. and Wachovia Bank, National Association, as Documentation Agents; and the Bank of New York, as Administrative Agent (the 2004 Credit Agreement). The 2004 Credit Agreement was terminated on May 8, 2007. The Registrant had the option to terminate the 2004 Credit Agreement early and no material termination penalties were incurred.
The Credit Agreement is a new $1.0 billion unsecured revolving credit facility with an initial term of five years expiring in 2012 with two one year extensions that can be exercised in the first and second year of the facility upon approval of existing or replacement lenders providing more than two thirds of the commitments to lend under the Credit Agreement. The term extensions only bind the lenders who vote to approve the extensions, but the Borrowers have the option to add additional lenders if the facility is not fully subscribed for the additional terms. The Credit Agreement also contains an increase provision that would make up to an additional $500 million available for borrowing provided the increased portion could be fully syndicated at a later date among existing or new lenders.
Allstate Life Insurance Company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Allstate Insurance Company, which is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Registrant.