SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of Earliest Event Reported): November 3, 2009
REINSURANCE GROUP OF AMERICA, INCORPORATED
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)
(State or other jurisdiction of
1370 Timberlake Manor Parkway, Chesterfield, Missouri 63017
(Address of principal executive offices)
Registrants telephone number, including area code: (636) 736-7000
Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy
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Item 1.01. Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.
On November 3, 2009, Reinsurance Group of America, Incorporated (the Company) entered into an
Underwriting Agreement (the Underwriting Agreement) with Barclays Capital Inc. and UBS
Securities LLC, as Representatives of the several underwriters named therein (the Underwriters),
pursuant to which the Company agreed to issue and sell to the Underwriters $400,000,000 aggregate
principal amount of its 6.45% Senior Notes due November 15, 2019 (the Notes). The public
offering price of the Notes was 99.83% of the principal amount. The Company expects net proceeds
(before expenses) of approximately $396.7 million and to use the proceeds for general corporate
This offering is being made pursuant to the Companys automatic shelf registration statement on
Form S-3 (Registration No. 333-156052) and a related prospectus supplement, each filed with the
Securities and Exchange Commission.
The Underwriting Agreement includes customary representations, warranties and covenants by the
Company. Under the terms of the Underwriting Agreement, the Company has agreed to indemnify the
Underwriters against certain liabilities. The foregoing description of the Underwriting Agreement
does not purport to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of
such document, a copy of which is attached to this Current Report on Form 8-K as Exhibit 1.1.
The opinions of the Companys counsel as to the legality of the Notes and as to certain tax matters
are filed as Exhibit 5.1 and Exhibit 8.1, respectively, to this Form 8-K.
The Underwriters and/or their affiliates have provided and in the future may provide investment
banking, commercial banking, advisory, reinsurance and/or other financial services to the Company
and its affiliates from time to time for which they have received and in the future may receive
customary fees and expenses and may have entered into and in the future may enter into other
transactions with the Company.
Item 8.01. Other Events
On November 3, 2009, the Company issued a press release announcing the pricing of the offering. A
copy of that press release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1.
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.
See Exhibit Index.