(Mid-America Pension Rights Project): AK Steel transfers $280 million in pension liabilities with group annuity purchase

Via Pensions&Investments

By Rob Kozlowski

AK Steel Corp., West Chester, Ohio, purchased a group annuity contract from Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Co. to transfer about $280 million in pension liabilities, spokeswoman Lisa H. Jester said in an email.

The transaction took place this month, according to a 10-Q filing with the SEC on Friday. AK Steel transferred the liabilities of about 5,400 retirees and beneficiaries to the unnamed insurance company. It is the third pension buyout for the steel company, which purchased two group annuity contracts in 2016 from a single unnamed insurance company to transfer a total of $210 million in pension liabilities.

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