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Legal & General appointed as new workplace pension provider to John Lewis

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Following a review the John Lewis Partnership Trust for Pensions has appointed Legal & General as its bundled administration provider for the Defined Contribution section of their scheme.

Legal & General announces Gene Gilbertson as interim president and CEO of Legal & General America

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Legal & General has today announced Gene Gilbertson as Interim President and CEO of Legal & General America (LGA).

Legal & General Investment Management announces the appointment of Robert J. Moore as Chief Executive Officer of its US affiliate, Legal & General Investment Management America

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Legal & General Investment Management is pleased to announce that Robert J. Moore has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer of its US affiliate, Legal & General Investment Management America, Inc (LGIMA).

Legal & General Preliminary Results 2014

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Net cash generation up 10% to £1,104M (2013: £1,002M); Operational cash generation up 6% to £1,101M (2013: £1,042M); Operating profit up 10% to £1,275M (2013: £1,158M); Profit after tax up 9% to £992M (2013: £906M); Earnings per share up 10% to 16.70p (2013: 15.20P); Return on Equity 16.9% (2013: 16.1%); Full year dividend up 21% to 11.25p per share (2013: 9.30p)

Legal & General to enter the lifetime mortgage market by acquiring New Life Home Finance Limited

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Legal & General Group has announced its intention to acquire 100% of New Life Home Finance Limited (“Newlife”) for a consideration of £5m.

Legal & General announces UK regeneration funding vehicle

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Legal & General Group Plc today announces a new regeneration vehicle to provide investment into UK regeneration projects including housing and infrastructure.

Legal & General Investment Management restructures its leadership team

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Legal & General Investment Management (LGIM) today announced a restructure of its leadership team. This move is designed to drive LGIM’s future business growth across its key product ranges while continuing to meet its clients’ evolving needs, in the UK and internationally.

Legal & General - Stronger global growth expected as monetary policy diverges further in 2015, says Legal & General (Fundamentals Briefing)

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In today’s Fundamentals briefing, Legal and General Investment Management’s Head of Economics, Tim Drayson, examined the contrast in performance between the major economies and what this means for key asset classes next year.

Legal & General - Directorate change

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The Board of Legal & General Group Plc (the "Company") is pleased to announce the appointment of Carolyn Bradley as an independent non-executive director of the Company. The appointment will take effect immediately.

L&G's PAIF acquires three care homes for £25.2m from Bridges Ventures

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Legal & General Property (LGP), on behalf of its Legal & General UK Property Fund, announces that it has successfully acquired a portfolio of three care homes from the Careplaces Fund, the specialist healthcare property fund managed by Bridges Ventures in partnership with care home developer Castleoak. Purchased for a total consideration of £25.2 million, the deal represents a net initial yield of 5.5%.

Legal & General secures the UK’s largest pension buyout

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Legal & General’s Retirement, (LGR) business has secured a £2.5 billion partial buyout with the TRW Pension Scheme, (“the Scheme”) removing these liabilities from TRW Automotive’s balance sheet and insuring over 22,000 of the Scheme’s pensioners.

Legal & General and Patron Capital launch a strategic partnership to invest in long term property-related opportunities with a positive social impact

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Legal & General Capital and Patron Capital today announce that they have established a new strategic partnership to identify and invest in long-term, operational, real-estate and infrastructure backed investment opportunities with a positive social impact. Patron will act as the primary originator and day-to-day investment manager, using its wealth of experience and resources.

Directorate change - Appointment of Richard Meddings

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We are pleased to announce the appointment of Richard Meddings as independent non-executive director of the Company. His appointment will take effect from 1 December 2014.

Lower terminal rates do not signal weaker economic growth

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In today’s Fundamentals briefing, LGIM asset allocation strategist Christopher Jeffery examines factors that have driven terminal rates lower and what this may mean for the economic and market outlook.

Legal & General insures £129m of Unilever’s “Section 615” pension liabilities

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Legal & General Group Plc (“Legal & General”) has agreed a bulk annuity arrangement with the Trustees of the Uniac Pension Fund (“the Fund”) to insure £129 million of the Fund’s liabilities through a buy-in policy held as an investment of the Fund.

What is ageing? Can we delay it?

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A new report by the Longevity Science Panel concludes that the biological process of ageing is complex and an anti-ageing ‘wonder’ pill is not in sight.

John Pollock to step down from the Legal & General board.

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Executive Director John Pollock has informed Legal & General’s Group Board that he intends to step down at the next AGM on 21 May 2015.

Legal & General to withdraw from membership of the Association of British Insurers.

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Legal & General has informed the Association of British Insurers (ABI), that it will cease to be a member of the organisation at the end of 2014

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Mansion Tax: No Substitute for Better Housing or Fairer Tax

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The political attractions of a Mansion Tax on houses worth over £2 million are obvious.  It’s anti ‘Fat Cat’, it’s anti-London; and sends a message to those who can’t afford housing: “we’re on your side”.

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Nigel Wilson: "Why Britain needs long-term thinking"

Read the article in the Daily Mail in which our CEO discusses long-term investment in the UK.

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Find out which of our inspirational employees won the Chairman's Community Awards, as voted by you. These awards showcase the amazing employees we have in our company, who give their time to help others.

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Nigel Wilson: "How the North can rise again"

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2014 PRELIMINARY RESULTS

Our 2014 preliminary results are available to view online.

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