Funding Agreement

Allstate Life Insurance Company Funding Agreement Fa-41105

ALLSTATE LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY

 

FUNDING AGREEMENT

 

FA-41105

 

ALLSTATE LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY, an Illinois insurance company ("Allstate Life"), agrees to establish a Funding Account as specified in this agreement (this "Agreement") for Allstate Life Global Funding, (the "Owner", which term shall include its permissible successors and assignees).

This Agreement is issued pursuant to an application (the "Application") by the Owner, a copy of which is attached to and made a part of this Agreement.

This Agreement is issued in and is subject to the laws of the State of Illinois.

This Agreement is executed by Allstate Life at its principal offices located at Northbrook, Illinois on February 28, 2008 to take effect as of such date (the “Effective Date”).

1.

Deposit Amounts

Allstate Life agrees to accept, and the Owner agrees to pay or cause to be paid to Allstate Life, on the Effective Date the amount (the "Deposit Amount") identified in the Funding Agreement Pricing Annex ("Annex") attached hereto.

2.

Funding Account

Upon receipt of the Deposit Amount, Allstate Life will establish an account in the name of the Owner on its books and records (the "Funding Account") and credit such account with an amount equal to the Principal Amount (as identified in the Annex). Allstate Life is neither a trustee nor a fiduciary with respect to the Funding Account. All assets credited to the Funding Account shall be the exclusive property of Allstate Life and Allstate Life shall have the sole rights to control, manage and administer such assets. Allstate Life may commingle such assets with its other general account assets.

Allstate Life shall calculate and credit interest to the Funding Account in accordance with the terms set forth in the Annex. At the end of any day, the balance of the Funding Account (the "Funding Account Balance") shall be equal to the Principal Amount, plus any accrued interest, less any amounts previously withdrawn pursuant to the terms hereof.

3.

Entire Agreement

This Agreement (including the Annex) and the Application constitute the entire contract between Allstate Life and the Owner with respect to the subject matter hereof

 

 

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except for additional terms, if any, regarding any transfers or assignments hereof made in accordance with Section 5.

4.

Representations and Warranties

Each party hereto represents and warrants to the other that as of the date hereof:

 

(i)

it has the power to enter into this Agreement and to consummate the transactions contemplated hereby;

 

(ii)

this Agreement has been duly authorized, executed and delivered by the representing party;

 

(iii)

assuming the due authorization, execution and delivery of this Agreement by the other party, this Agreement constitutes a legal, valid and binding obligation of the representing party; and

 

(iv)

this Agreement is enforceable in accordance with the terms hereof, subject to applicable bankruptcy, insolvency and similar laws affecting creditors' rights and subject as to enforceability to general principles of equity, regardless of whether enforcement is sought in a proceeding in equity or at law.

It is understood and agreed that Allstate Life makes no representation or warranty as to:

 

(i)

the eligibility of the Owner to enter into or own this Agreement;

 

(ii)

any other matter regarding the Owner or any depositor, trustor, agent or holder of any interest, instrument or security of the Owner; or

 

(iii)

whether any payment made under this Agreement will be subject to withholding, deduction or reduction as a result of any tax or similar law or regulation.

In performing its obligations hereunder, Allstate Life is not acting as a fiduciary, agent or other representative of the Owner or anyone else. All representations and warranties made by the Owner and Allstate Life in this Agreement shall be considered to have been relied upon by the other and shall survive the execution hereof.

5.

Assignment of Agreement

This Agreement may not be transferred or assigned by the Owner without the express written consent of Allstate Life. Allstate Life shall maintain a record of the ownership of this Agreement as part of its books and records. Notwithstanding anything in this Agreement to the contrary, no transfer or assignment of an interest in this Agreement or any right to receive payments under this Agreement shall be effective until Allstate Life shall have affirmed in writing to the new Owner or a financial institution holding this Agreement on behalf of the new Owner that it has changed its books and records

 

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to reflect such transfer or assignment of an interest in this Agreement or any right to receive payments hereunder. Allstate Life covenants, and the Owner agrees, that Allstate Life will effect all transfers and assignments of this Agreement only through a book entry system maintained by Allstate Life within the meaning of Treasury Regulation Section 1.871-14 (c)(1)(i).

6.

Tax Treatment

Allstate Life and the Owner agree that this Agreement shall be disregarded for United States federal income tax purposes. Allstate Life and the Owner further agree that if this Agreement is not so disregarded, it will and is intended to be treated as a debt obligation of Allstate Life issued in registered form within the meaning of Treasury Regulation Section 1.871-14(c)(1)(i).

7.

Notice Required

Any notice, directive, certificate or other writing required by the provisions of this Agreement to be delivered to Allstate Life shall be delivered in writing by prepaid first class mail or courier or facsimile transmission to its principal office at Allstate Life Insurance Company, 3100 Sanders Road, Northbrook, Illinois 60062 Attn: M2. Any notice, directive, certificate or other writing required under this Agreement to be delivered to the Owner shall be delivered in writing by prepaid first class mail or courier or facsimile transmission to the Owner at its principal place of business. Unless otherwise specified in this Agreement, any notice is effective when received.

8.

Authority to Bind Allstate Life

No agent has authority to change, modify or add to this Agreement or to waive any of its provisions. No change, modification, addition to, or waiver of any provision of this Agreement shall be valid as against Allstate Life unless evidenced by written modification or amendment hereto signed on behalf of Allstate Life by the President and Secretary of Allstate Life.

9.

Amendment and Modification

This Agreement may be amended or modified with respect to any provision at any time and from time to time by written agreement between the Owner and Allstate Life. No such amendment or modification shall require the consent of any other person.

10.

Payments to the Owner

Allstate Life shall withdraw from the Funding Account and pay to or at the direction of the Owner amounts in accordance with the terms set forth in the Annex hereto.

All payments made by Allstate Life to the Owner hereunder shall be paid in cash, in same-day, freely transferable funds on the date of payment to such account as has been specified for such purpose in writing by the Owner to Allstate Life.

 

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11.

Additional Amounts.

 

(i)

All payments due to be made by Allstate Life to the Owner under the terms of this Agreement will be made without any withholding or deduction for or on account of any present or future taxes, duties, levies, assessments or governmental charges of whatever nature imposed or levied by or on behalf of any governmental authority in the United States having the power to tax, unless such withholding or deduction is required by law.

12.

Termination of Agreement

 

(a)

This Agreement shall terminate and cease to be of any further force or effect at the close of the first day upon which Allstate Life and the Owner have completed all of the duties and obligations which have arisen under this Agreement.

 

(b)

Each of the following events shall constitute an "Event of Default" under this Agreement:

(i)        default in the payment when due and payable of any Principal Amount;                 or

 

(ii)

default in the payment of any interest accrued with respect to the Funding Account Balance pursuant to the provisions of this Agreement when such amounts become due and payable, and continuance of such default for a period of five Business Days; or

 

(iii)

Allstate Life fails, is unable, or Allstate Life admits in writing its inability, generally to pay its debts as such debts become due; or the Board of Directors of Allstate Life adopts any action to approve or for the purpose of effecting any of the actions referred to in this paragraph (iii); or

 

(iv)

default in the performance or breach of any one or more of the other covenants of Allstate Life herein, and continuance of such default or breach for a period of 45 days after there has been given notice thereof to Allstate Life; or

 

(v)

a court having jurisdiction in the premises has entered a decree or order for relief in respect of Allstate Life in an involuntary case under any applicable bankruptcy, insolvency or other similar law now or hereafter in effect of the United States of America or any other applicable jurisdiction which decree or order is not stayed; or any other similar relief has been granted under any applicable law; or

 

(vi)

an insolvency case has been commenced against Allstate Life under

 

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any applicable bankruptcy, insolvency or other similar law now or hereafter in effect in the United States of America or any other applicable jurisdiction and such case shall not have been dismissed or stayed, in each case within 45 days, or a decree or order of a court having jurisdiction in the premises for the appointment of a receiver, liquidator, rehabilitator, conservator, sequestrator, trustee, custodian or other officer having similar powers over Allstate Life, or over all or a substantial part of its property, has been entered; or there has occurred the involuntary appointment of an interim receiver, trustee or other custodian of Allstate Life, for all or a substantial part of its property; or a court having jurisdiction in the premises has entered a decree or order declaring the dissolution of Allstate Life; or a warrant of attachment, execution or similar process has been issued against any substantial part of the property of Allstate Life; or

 

(vii)

the Director of the Illinois Department of Insurance or any other insurance supervisor having jurisdiction over Allstate Life shall have issued any order under the Illinois Insurance Code or other applicable insurance law to rehabilitate, liquidate, or conserve the assets of, or take other similar action with respect to, Allstate Life; or

 

(viii)

Allstate Life commences a voluntary case or other proceeding seeking liquidation, dissolution, reorganization or other relief with respect to itself or its debts under any applicable bankruptcy, insolvency or other similar law now or hereafter in effect in the United States of America (or any state thereof) or any other applicable jurisdiction, or seeking the appointment of a receiver, liquidator, rehabilitator, sequestrator, conservator or other similar officer of Allstate Life or any substantial part of its property, or consents to the entry of an order for relief in an involuntary case, or to the conversion of an involuntary case to a voluntary case, under any such law, or consents to the appointment of or taking possession by a receiver, trustee or other custodian for all or a substantial part of its property; or Allstate Life makes any general assignment for the benefit of creditors.

If one or more Events of Default shall have occurred and be continuing (other than an Event of Default specified in any of clause (iii) through (viii) above), the Owner may, by written notice to Allstate Life, declare the Funding Account Balance to be due and payable and such amounts shall become due and payable on the date the written declaration is given to Allstate Life; provided that if an Event of Default specified in any of clauses (iii) through (viii) above occurs, the Funding Account Balance will be automatically and immediately due and payable without any declaration or other act on the part of the Owner; provided that, without affecting the obligation of Allstate Life to

 

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repay such amounts, no such repayment shall be made in preference to other policyholders of Allstate Life.

Allstate Life will forthwith notify the Owner of the occurrence of any Event of Default.

Upon the payment to the Owner of the Funding Account Balance, this Agreement shall terminate.

13.

Supplemental Agreements

Within six months of the date of issue of this Agreement, Allstate Life may issue to the initial Owner of this Agreement one or more additional funding agreements and may provide in any such additional funding agreement that such additional funding agreement shall constitute part of the same obligation of Allstate Life as this Agreement (any such additional funding agreement, a "Supplemental Agreement"), and such Supplemental Agreement shall be subject to the same terms and conditions as this Agreement (including those set forth in the Funding Agreement Pricing Annex), except that the Effective Date, the Deposit Amount, the Principal Amount and the amount of the first interest payment, if any, may be different with respect to such Supplemental Agreement; provided that the issuance of such Supplemental Agreement will satisfy the conditions of Treasury Regulation Section 1.1275-2(k)(2)(ii) and will constitute a "Qualified Reopening" under Treasury Regulation Section 1.1275-2(k)(3)(ii) without regard to subparagraph (A) thereof.

 

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ALLSTATE LIFE GLOBAL FUNDING*

 

 

ALLSTATE LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY

 

 

 

/s/ James E. Hohmann

Owner

 

James E. Hohmann

President

*By: Wilmington Trust Company, not in its individual capacity but solely as Delaware Trustee and, as such, the agreements, representations and warranties made by the Owner hereunder shall be binding only upon the Owner and Wilmington Trust Company shall incur no personal liability in connection with any such agreements, representations or warranties of the Owner.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

/s/ Roseline K. Maney

/s/ Michael J. Velotta

Signature

 

Michael J. Velotta

Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary

Vice President

 

 

Title

 

 

This Agreement is executed on behalf of Allstate Life Insurance Company at Northbrook, Illinois.

February 28, 2008

 

 

Date

 

 

 

 

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ALLSTATE LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY

FUNDING AGREEMENT PRICING ANNEX

THE SPECIFICATIONS HEREIN APPLY ONLY TO THIS ANNEX:

 

Owner of Funding Agreement:

Allstate Life Global Funding, its Successors or Assignees

Agreement No.:

FA-41105

Effective Date:

February 28, 2008

Agreement Period:

This Agreement shall be in effect from the Effective Date until the Maturity Date (as defined below)

The “Maturity Date” of this Agreement will be the earlier of (i) February 26, 2010 or (ii) such other date on which this Agreement is terminated in accordance with Section 12 hereof; provided that, if such day is not a Business Day, any payment of principal, premium, if any, and interest or other amounts, will be made on the immediately succeeding Business Day, and no additional interest will accrue in respect of the payment made on that next succeeding Business Day.

Deposit Amount:

$49,975,000

Principal Amount:

$50,000,000

Currency:

U.S. Dollars

Business Day:

Any day, other than a Saturday or Sunday, that is neither a legal holiday nor a day on which commercial banks are authorized or required by law, regulation or executive order to close in New York, New York.

Business Day Convention:

Unless otherwise specified in this Agreement, Following Business Day Convention.

Following Business Day Convention” means that, if a relevant payment date is a day that is not a Business Day, such date shall be postponed to the first following day that is a Business Day.

 

 

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Interest Rate:

The Federal Funds Rate (defined below) plus the Spread determined on the Business Day immediately preceding the Effective Date. The Interest Rate shall be reset by Allstate Life on each Interest Reset Date after the Effective Date to equal the U.S. Federal Funds Effective Rate (“Federal Funds Rate”) increased by 0.92% per annum (the “Spread”).

The Federal Funds Rate shall be determined by the Calculation Agent (as defined below) with reference to the Federal Funds Page (defined below) at 5:00 P.M., New York City time on the Business Day immediately preceding the related Interest Reset Date.

If no rate appears on the particular interest determination date on the Federal Funds Page or is not so published by 5:00 P.M., New York City time, on the related calculation date, the Federal Funds Rate shall be the rate as of the particular interest determination date for United States dollar federal funds as published in H.15 Daily Update, or such other recognized electronic source used for the purpose of displaying the applicable rate, under the caption “Federal Funds (Effective).” If such rate does not appear on Reuters Page FEDFUNDS1 or is not so published by 5:00 P.M., New York City time, on the related calculation date, the rate will be the rate for the first preceding day for which such rate is set forth in H.15(519) under the caption “Federal Funds (Effective), as such rate is displayed on the Reuters Page FEDFUNDS1.

 

 

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Calculation Agent” means The Bank of New York Trust Company, N.A. and its successors.

Interest Period” means each successive period beginning on, and including an Interest Payment Date to but excluding the immediately succeeding Interest Payment Date or the Maturity Date as the case may be; provided that the initial Interest Period will be the period from, and including, the Effective Date to, but excluding, the first Interest Payment Date.

Interest” shall be earned daily at the Interest Rate and calculated using the formula as provided below. The current balance of the Principal Amount in the Funding Account Balance shall earn Interest from the Effective Date up to, but not including, the date the Funding Account Balance is scheduled to be paid to the Owner. Interest for each Interest Period shall be calculated as,

(a)*(b)*(c), where:

(a) equals the current balance of the Principal Amount in the Funding Account Balance,

(b) equals the Interest Rate, and

(c) equals the actual number of days in the Interest Period divided by 360 ("Actual/360")

Interest Reset Date” shall be the 28th day of each February, May, August and November commencing May 28, 2008, subject to the Following Business Day Convention.

The “Federal Funds Page” is Reuters (or any successor service) Reuters Page FEDFUNDS1 (or any replacement page).

 

Due Dates for Payment(s) to Owner:


Each Interest Payment Date and the Maturity Date.

Interest Payment Date(s)” shall be the 28th day of each February, May, August and November commencing May 28, 2008, provided that the final Interest Payment Date will be the Maturity Date. If any Interest Payment Date other than the Maturity Date would otherwise be a day that is not a Business Day, such Interest Payment Date will be postponed to the next succeeding Business Day, except that if such Business Day falls in the next succeeding calendar month, such Interest Payment Date will be the immediately preceding Business Day. If the Maturity Date falls on a day that is not a Business Day, any payment of principal, premium, if any, and interest or other amounts, will be made on the immediately succeeding Business Day, and no additional interest will accrue in respect of such payment made on that next succeeding Business Day.

 

 

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Additional Terms and Conditions Relating to Periodic Payments under the Funding Agreement:




Not Applicable

Early Termination Rights:

Not Applicable

Partial Pre-Payment Rights:

Not Applicable

 

 

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ALLSTATE LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY

 

APPLICATION

 

Application is hereby made to Allstate Life Insurance Company by Allstate Life Global Funding for a Funding Agreement containing the terms set forth in the Annex attached to this Application.

 

This Application is executed in duplicate, one counterpart being retained by applicant and the other returned to Allstate Life Insurance Company.

 

It is agreed that this Application supersedes any previous application for a Funding Agreement on substantially similar terms as contained in the Annex attached to this Application.

 

Dated this 28th day of February, 2008.

 

Allstate Life Global Funding*

(Full Name of Applicant)

 

*By: Wilmington Trust Company, not in its individual capacity but solely as Delaware Trustee and, as such, the agreements, representations and warranties made by the Owner hereunder shall be binding only upon the Owner and Wilmington Trust Company shall incur no personal liability in connection with any such agreements, representations or warranties of the Owner.

 

 

By:   /s/ Roseline K. Maney    

 

 

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