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Form 8-K for PHOENIX COMPANIES INC/DE


15-Aug-2013

Results of Operations and Financial Condition, Regulation FD Disclosure,


Item 2.02 Results of Operations and Financial Condition

On August 15, 2013, The Phoenix Companies, Inc. (the "Company") issued a news release providing highlights from the filing of the Phoenix Life Insurance Company's unaudited statutory financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2013 and certain second quarter 2013 estimated operating metrics. The news release is furnished as Exhibit 99.1 hereto, and is incorporated herein by reference.



Item 7.01 Regulation FD Disclosure

By order dated July 12, 2013, two separate classes were certified in an action pending in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York (C.A. No. 1:11-cv-08405-CM-JCF (U.S. Dist. Ct; S.D.N.Y.)) brought by Martin Fleisher and another (the "Fleisher Litigation"), on behalf of themselves and others similarly situated, against Phoenix Life Insurance Company ("Phoenix Life"), a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company. The complaint in the Fleisher Litigation challenges two cost of insurance rate ("COI") adjustments implemented by Phoenix Life, which Phoenix Life maintains were based on policy language permitting such adjustments. The complaint seeks damages for breach of contract. The classes certified in the court's July 12, 2013 order are limited to holders of Phoenix Life policies issued in New York and subject to New York law.

In addition to Phoenix Life, Phoenix Life subsidiary PHL Variable Insurance Company ("PHL Variable") has been named as a defendant in four actions challenging its COI rate adjustments implemented concurrently with the Phoenix Life adjustments. These four cases, which are not styled as class actions, have been brought against PHL Variable by (1) Tiger Capital LLC (C.A. No. 1:12-cv-02939-CM-JCF; U.S. Dist. Ct; S.D.N.Y.; the "Tiger Capital Litigation") and (2-4) U.S. Bank National Association, as securities intermediary for Lima Acquisition LP ((2: C.A. No. 1:12-cv-06811-CM-JCF; U.S. Dist. Ct; S.D.N.Y.; 3:
C.A. No. 1:13-cv-01580-CM-JCF; U.S. Dist. Ct; S.D.N.Y.; collectively, the "U.S. Bank N.Y. Litigations"); and 4: C.A. No. 1:13-cv-00368-GMS; U.S. Dist. Ct; D. Del.; the "Delaware Litigation"). The Tiger Capital Litigation and the two U.S. Bank N.Y. Litigations have been assigned to the same judge as the Fleisher Litigation, and discovery in these four actions is being coordinated by the court; the Delaware Litigation is proceeding separately. The plaintiffs seek damages and attorneys' fees for breach of contract and other common law and statutory claims.

Complaints to state insurance departments regarding PHL Variable's COI rate adjustments have also prompted regulatory inquiries or investigations in several states, with two of such states (California and Wisconsin) issuing letters directing PHL Variable to take remedial action in response to complaints by a single policyowner. PHL Variable disagrees with both states' positions, and Wisconsin has commenced an administrative hearing to obtain a formal ruling on its position, which is pending (OCI Case No. 13-C35362).

Phoenix Life and PHL Variable believe that they have meritorious defenses against all of these lawsuits and intend to vigorously defend against these claims. The outcome of this litigation is uncertain and any potential losses cannot be reasonably estimated. PHL Variable believes it has meritorious defenses to the regulatory directives and intends to vigorously defend against them.

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Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

The foregoing contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. We intend these forward-looking statements to be covered by the safe harbor provisions of the federal securities laws relating to forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements include statements relating to, or representing management's beliefs about, our future transactions, strategies, operations and financial results, including, without limitation, our expectation to provide information within anticipated timeframes and potential penalties that may result from failure to timely file statutory financial statements with state insurance regulators. Such forward-looking statements often contain words such as "will," "anticipate," "believe," "plan," "estimate," "expect," "intend," "is targeting," "may," "should" and other similar words or expressions.
Forward-looking statements are made based upon management's current expectations and beliefs and are not guarantees of future performance. Our ability to provide updated information about the restatement in the anticipated timeframe, complete the restatement and resume a timely filing schedule with respect to our SEC filings reflecting the restatement is subject to a number of contingencies, including but not limited to, whether we continue to identify errors in our consolidated financial statements, whether existing systems and processes can be timely updated, supplemented or replaced, and the number and complexity of, and periods covered by, the reports that we will have to file with the SEC to reflect the restatement. Our actual business, financial condition or results of operations may differ materially from those suggested by forward-looking statements as a result of risks and uncertainties which include, among others, those risks and uncertainties described in any of our other filings with the SEC. Certain other factors which may impact our business, financial condition or results of operations or which may cause actual results to differ from such forward-looking statements are discussed or included in our reports filed with the SEC and are available on our website at www.phoenixwm.com under "Investor Relations". You are urged to carefully consider all such factors. We do not undertake or plan to update or revise forward-looking statements to reflect actual results, changes in plans, assumptions, estimates or projections, or other circumstances occurring after the date of this Form 8-K, even if such results, changes or circumstances make it clear that any forward-looking information will not be realized. If we make any future public statements or disclosures which modify or impact any of the forward-looking statements contained in or accompanying this Form 8-K, such statements or disclosures will be deemed to modify or supersede such statements in this Form 8-K.



Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits

(a) Not applicable

(b) Not applicable

(c) Not applicable

(d) Exhibits

The following exhibit is furnished herewith:

99.1 News Release of The Phoenix Companies, Inc. dated August 15, 2013.


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