Legal & General announces £1.6billion buy-in with the National Grid UK Pension Scheme

Legal & General Assurance Society Limited (“Legal & General”) today announces that it has written a pension risk transfer (“PRT”) transaction of £1.6billion with the National Grid UK Pension Scheme (“NGUKPS”)

The buy-in policy is in respect of Section B of the NGUKPSThe NGUKPS is a £20billiodefined benefit pension scheme primarily for previous employees of the gas industry.

This buy-in will further protect the future funding of the Scheme by reducing the potential impact of changes in life expectancy and by removing financial risks such as interest rate and inflation changes.

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