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Phoenix Group Hldgs (PHNX)


Tuesday 14 September, 2021

Phoenix Group Hldgs

Internal Model Harmonisation Approval

RNS Number : 7533L
Phoenix Group Holdings PLC
14 September 2021

LEI: 2138001P49OLAEU33T68


Phoenix Group's Internal Model Harmonisation application is approved by the PRA


The Board of Phoenix Group Holdings plc ("the Group") is pleased to announce that the Prudential Regulation Authority ("PRA") has approved its application to harmonise its legacy Phoenix and Standard Life internal models.


This single, more sophisticated harmonised Internal Model will provide deeper insights into our risk profile which further strengthens the Group's risk management approach and decision making, as well as delivering significant capital synergies through diversification and improved risk modelling.


The harmonised Internal Model will go live effective 30 September 2021 and is currently estimated to increase the Group's Solvency II ("SII") Surplus by c.£0.4 billion. It is expected that c.£0.1 billion of the increased SII Surplus will then emerge as an acceleration of cash in 2022, after an appropriate period of operation.


The harmonised Internal Model also delivers a reduced capital strain for the Group's Bulk Purchase Annuity ("BPA") new business and unlocks a wider pipeline of future management actions including the execution of Part VIIs, the delivery of further enhancements to the Group's credit risk modelling capabilities and the foundation to bring ReAssure onto the new Internal Model in time. It will also support the Group in delivering future value accretive M&A.





Claire Hawkins, Director of Corporate Affairs, Phoenix Group

+44 (0)20 3735 0575

Andrew Downey, Investor Relations Director, Phoenix Group

+44 (0)20 3735 0160


Douglas Campbell , Teneo

+44 (0)775 313 6628

Shell ie Wells , Corporate Communications Director, Phoenix Group

+44 (0)20 373 5 0922


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