Attributions and Disclaimers with Respect to Credit Suisse
The Credit Suisse Momentum index and “Credit Suisse”, and any trademarks, service marks and logos related thereto are service marks of Credit Suisse Group AG, Credit Suisse International, or one of their affiliates (collectively, “Credit Suisse”). Credit Suisse has no relationship to Sentinel Security Life Insurance Company, other than certain hedging arrangements and the licensing of the Credit Suisse Momentum index and its service marks for use in connection with the Accumulation Protector PlusSM Annuity, and is not a party to any transaction contemplated hereby.
The rules of the Credit Suisse Momentum Index may be amended by Credit Suisse International (the “Index Creator”). An amendment to the rules may result from, without limitation, a change to the construction or calculation rules for the Index or from the Index Creator determining that a change to the rules is required or desirable in order to update them or to address an error, omission or ambiguity. No assurance can be given that any such amendment would not affect parties to this document.
The Index is an excess return index, which means that it reflects the return of components net of the cost of funding a hypothetical investment in them. The Index returns are likely to be negatively affected by such costs of funding. The Index has a 0.5% per annum embedded fee deducted on a daily basis. The index fee will place a drag on the performance of the Index, offsetting any appreciation of its portfolio, exacerbating any depreciation of its portfolio and causing the level of the Index to decline steadily if the value of its portfolio remains relatively constant. The Index also contains embedded transaction costs and holding costs.
While volatility controls may result in less fluctuation in rates of return as compared to indices without volatility controls, they may also reduce the overall rate of return as compared to products not subject to volatility controls.
The end-of-day value of the Credit Suisse Momentum Index is published subject to the provisions in the rules of the Index. Neither the Index Creator nor any of its affiliates is obliged to publish any information regarding the index other than as stipulated in the rules of these indices.
The Accumulation Protector PlusSM Annuity is not in any way sponsored, endorsed, sold or promoted by Credit Suisse and Credit Suisse does not make any warranty or representation whatsoever, expressly or impliedly, either as to the results to be obtained from the use of the Credit Suisse Momentum Index (“the Index”), the figure at which the said Index stands at any particular time on any particular day or otherwise, or the advisability of or results to be obtained by using, investing in, or trading the Accumulation Protector PlusSM Annuity. The selection of the Index as a crediting option under the Accumulation Protector PlusSM Annuity does not obligate Sentinel Security Life Insurance Company or Credit Suisse to invest premium payments in the components of the Index or in other products linked to the Index. Credit Suisse shall not be liable for the results obtained by using, investing in, or trading the Accumulation Protector PlusSM Annuity. The Index is compiled, maintained and calculated by Credit Suisse. However, Credit Suisse shall not be liable (whether in negligence or otherwise) to any person for any error in the Index and Credit Suisse shall not be under any obligation to advise any person of any error therein.
Credit Suisse has not published or approved this document and accepts no responsibility for its contents or use. Obligations to make payments under the Accumulation Protector PlusSM Annuity are solely the obligation of Sentinel Security Life Insurance Company and are not the responsibility of Credit Suisse.
The Index is the exclusive property of and currently sponsored by the Index Creator. The Credit Suisse Momentum Index is not in any way sponsored, endorsed or promoted by Credit Suisse. Credit Suisse has no obligation to take the needs of any person into consideration in composing, determining or calculating the Index (or causing the Index to be calculated). In addition, Credit Suisse makes no warranty or representation whatsoever, express or implied, as to the results to be obtained from the use of the Index and/or the level at which the Index stands at any particular time on any particular day or otherwise, and Credit Suisse shall not be liable, whether in negligence or otherwise, to any person for any errors or omissions in the Index or in the calculation of the Index or under any obligation to advise any person of any errors or omissions therein. Credit Suisse shall not be liable for the results obtained by using, investing in, or trading the Credit Suisse Momentum Index.
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