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): September 20, 2013
Prudential Annuities Life Assurance Corporation
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
One Corporate Drive
Shelton, Connecticut 06484
(Address of principal executive offices and zip code)
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)
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Item 8.01 Other Events.
On September 19, 2013, Prudential Financial, Inc. (“Prudential Financial”), the ultimate parent of Prudential Annuities Life Assurance Corporation (the “Company”) received notice that the Financial Stability Oversight Council has made a final determination that Prudential Financial is to be supervised by the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System and subject to stricter prudential regulatory standards pursuant to the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (the “Dodd-Frank Act”). Under the Dodd-Frank Act, within 30 days following receipt of the notice, Prudential Financial is entitled to bring an action in U.S. federal court for an order requiring that the final determination be rescinded.
Under the Dodd-Frank Act, these stricter prudential standards may include requirements regarding risk-based capital and leverage, liquidity, stress-testing, overall risk management, resolution plans, early remediation, and credit concentration; and may also include additional standards regarding capital, public disclosure, short-term debt limits, and other related subjects as appropriate. See “Business—Regulation” and “Risk Factors” included in the Company’s 2012 Annual Report on Form 10-K for more information regarding the potential impact of the Dodd-Frank Act on the Company, including as a result of these stricter prudential standards.
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.
Date: September 20, 2013
|Prudential Annuities Life Assurance Corporation|
/s/ Yanela C. Frias
|Name:||Yanela C. Frias|
|Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer|