Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of report (date of earliest event reported): September 14, 2012
FBL Financial Group, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State of incorporation)
(Commission File Number)
(I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)
5400 University Avenue, West Des Moines, Iowa
(Address of principal executive offices)
(Registrant's telephone number, including area code)
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Item 8.01 Other Events
On September 14, 2012, FBL Financial Group, Inc. notified Standard & Poor's Rating Services of its request to have its ratings withdrawn. Effective September 18, Standard & Poor's affirmed and withdrew these ratings. Earlier in 2012, FBL Financial Group redeemed its public debt. With no publicly held debt, FBL Financial Group no longer derives significant value from the S&P rating.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
FBL FINANCIAL GROUP, INC.
Date: September 18, 2012
/s/ Donald J. Seibel
Donald J. Seibel
Chief Financial Officer