Washington, D. C. 20549






Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934


December 26, 2007  (December 19, 2007)

Date of Report  (Date of earliest event reported)


Protective Life Corporation

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)







(State or other jurisdiction




(IRS Employer

of incorporation)


File Number)


Identification No.)



2801 Highway 280 South

Birmingham, Alabama 35223

(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)


(205) 268-1000

(Registrant’s telephone number)




(Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)



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Item 1.01  Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.


On December 19, 2007, subsidiaries of Protective Life Corporation (the “Company”) entered into agreements providing for the securitization of $1,015,997,122 of commercial and multifamily real estate mortgage loans (the “Mortgage Loans”) and closed the securitization transaction.   The Mortgage Loans were previously originated by Protective Life Insurance Company, a subsidiary of the Company (“Protective Life”), and were sold to Protective Finance Corporation, a subsidiary of PLICO (“PFC”), pursuant to the terms of a Mortgage Loan Purchase Agreement dated as of December 1, 2007 (the “Mortgage Loan Purchase Agreement”) between Protective Life as seller and PFC as the depositor.  Pursuant to the terms of a Pooling and Servicing Agreement dated as of December 1, 2007 among Protective Life as master servicer and special servicer, PFC as depositor, and a third-party trustee (the “Pooling and Servicing Agreement”), PFC transferred the Mortgage Loans to a trust fund in exchange for twenty-six classes (each a “Class”) of pass-through certificates (“Certificates”) representing, in the aggregate, the entire beneficial interest of the trust fund.  The Certificates are direct financial obligations of the trust fund and are not guaranteed by the Company, Protective Life, PFC or their affiliates. The Certificates will not be and have not been registered under the Securities Act of 1933 and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption from registration requirements.


Pursuant to a Certificate Purchase Agreement dated December 7, 2007 (the “Certificate Purchase Agreement”) among PFC, Protective Life and a third party initial purchaser, PFC sold one class of Certificates with a certificate balance of $218,335,000 to the initial purchaser, and the initial purchaser resold such Certificates in one or more private offerings.  The remaining Classes of Certificates were transferred from PFC to Protective Life in exchange for the Mortgage Loans under the Mortgage Loan Purchase Agreement.


Item 2.03  Creation of a Direct Financial Obligation or an Obligation under an Off-Balance Sheet Arrangement of a Registrant.


On December 20, 2007, Golden Gate Captive Insurance Company (“Golden Gate”), a special purpose financial captive insurance company wholly-owned by Protective Life, increased by $200 million the capacity under its surplus notes facility established with certain purchasers (the “Facility”) through which Golden Gate may issue floating rate surplus notes. The aggregate capacity of this Facility is now $800 million. On that date, Golden Gate also issued $200 million in aggregate principal amount of floating rate surplus notes due August 15, 2037 (the “Notes”), resulting in an outstanding balance under this facility in the aggregate principal amount of $800 million. The Notes are direct financial obligations of Golden Gate and are not guaranteed by Protective Life or by the Company.


The Notes were issued by Golden Gate to fund statutory reserves required by the Valuation of Life Insurance Policies Regulation (Regulation XXX). Golden Gate previously entered into agreements to reinsure certain term life insurance policies having guaranteed level premiums on a coinsurance basis from Protective Life and four of its subsidiaries, West Coast Life Insurance Company (“West Coast Life”), Empire General Assurance Corporation (“Empire General”), Chase Insurance Life and Annuity Company (“CILAC”) and Chase Insurance Life Company (“CILC”). Protective Life is a successor in interest by operation of law to each of Empire General, CILAC and CILC as a result of the merger of Empire General with and into Protective Life effective January 1, 2007 and the mergers of CILAC and CILC with and into Protective Life effective April 1, 2007. Lehman Commercial Paper, Inc. is serving as committed purchaser under the surplus notes facility. Under the terms of the Notes, the holders of the Notes cannot require repayment from Protective Life or any of its subsidiaries, other than Golden Gate, the direct issuer of the Notes. Protective Life and West Coast Life have each agreed to indemnify Golden Gate for certain costs and Protective Life has agreed to be jointly and severally liable with Golden Gate as to certain of its obligations (which obligations do not include payment of principal and interest on the Notes). In addition, the Company has entered into certain support agreements with Golden Gate obligating the Company to pay or make capital contributions to Golden Gate, or otherwise provide support, in respect of certain of Golden




Gate’s expenses and in certain circumstances to collateralize certain of Protective Life’s obligations to Golden Gate.


The annual interest rate on the Notes will equal the one-month London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR), plus a spread. Such interest will be paid monthly in arrears on the 26th of each month. Any payment of principal of, including by redemption, or interest on the Notes may only be made with the prior approval of the Director of Insurance of the State of South Carolina in accordance with applicable law. If an event of default occurs, the holders of the Notes have the right to declare the entire principal thereof and interest accrued thereon to be due and payable immediately, subject to regulatory approval. Golden Gate reserves the right to repay the Notes at any time, subject to regulatory approval.




        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.



Protective Life Corporation










Steven G. Walker



Senior Vice President, Controller and



Chief Accounting Officer


Date: December 26, 2007