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Prudential Financial, Inc.

Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements

10.

Reinsurance (continued)

Reinsurance recoverables, included in “Other assets” at December 31, were as follows:

2001 2000

(In Millions)

Life insurance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Property and casualty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Other reinsurance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

$ 795

$ 674

694

628

82

76

Total reinsurance recoverable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

$1,571 $1,378

Three major reinsurance companies account for approximately 48% of the reinsurance recoverable at December 31, 2001. The Company periodically reviews the financial condition of its reinsurers and amounts recoverable therefrom in order to minimize its exposure to loss from reinsurer insolvencies, recording an allowance when necessary for uncollectible reinsurance.

Commercial paper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Notes payable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Current portion of long-term debt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

$3,182 1,469 754

$ 7,686 2,728 717

Total short-term debt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

$5,405

$11,131

The weighted average interest rate on outstanding short-term debt, excluding the current portion of long-term debt, was approximately 3.9% and 6.4% at December 31, 2001 and 2000, respectively.

At December 31, 2001, the Company had $4,215 million in committed lines of credit from numerous financial institutions, all of which were unused. These lines of credit generally have terms ranging from one to five years.

2001 2000 (In Millions)

Short-term Debt Short-term debt at December 31, is as follows:

11.

Short-term and Long-term Debt

The Company issues commercial paper primarily to manage operating cash flows and existing commitments, meet working capital needs and take advantage of current investment opportunities. At December 31, 2001 and 2000, a portion of commercial paper borrowings were supported by $4,000 million and $3,500 million of the Company’s existing lines of credit, respectively. At December 31, 2001 and 2000, the weighted average maturity of commercial paper outstanding was 21 and 25 days, respectively.

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Growing and Protecting Your Wealth

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