NU Online News Service, June 17, 2004, 5:12 p.m. EDT
Western & Southern Financial Group, Cincinnati, has agreed to acquire the parent company of The Lafayette Life Insurance Company, Lafayette, Ind., through a merger.[@@]
Western & Southern is a life insurance and financial services company with $32 billion in assets, and Lafayette Life is a life insurer founded in 1905 that has $1.6 billion in assets.
The price of the deal and other financial terms were not immediately available. But Western & Southern would carry out the Lafayette Life acquisition by merging the companies’ policyholder-owned mutual holding companies, Western & Southern Mutual Holding Company and Lafayette Life MIHC Inc.