SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION Washington, D. C. 20549 FORM 8-K CURRENT REPORT Pursuant to Section 13 or 15d of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): March 31, 2000 HARTFORD LIFE, INC. (Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter) Delaware 1-12749 06-1470915 -------- ------- ---------- State or other jurisdiction of (Commission File (IRS Employer Incorporation) Number) Identification No.) 200 Hopmeadow Street Simsbury, Connecticut 06089 --------------------- ----- (Address of principal executive (Zip Code) offices) Registrant's telephone number: (860) 525-8555 Item 5. Other Events: On March 31, 2000, the Board of Directors of Hartford Life, Inc. (the "Company") announced that it received on March 27, 2000 an offer from the Board of Directors of The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. ("The Hartford") for the acquisition of all of the common shares of the Company not already owned by The Hartford. Additional information is set forth in the Company's press release, which is filed as an exhibit hereto. Item 7. Financial Statements and Exhibits c) The following is filed as an exhibit to this Current Report: Exhibit Number Description ------ ----------- 99.1 Press release dated March 31, 2000. SIGNATURE 2002. EDGAR Online, Inc. 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. HARTFORD LIFE, INC. Date: March 31, 2000 By: /s/ Lynda Godkin ---------------- Name: Lynda Godkin Title: Its Senior Vice President and General Counsel Exhibit 99.1 [LOGO OF HARTFORD LIFE] News Release Media Contact: Hartford Life, Simsbury, CT 06070 Joe Fazzino Office: 860 843-8180 Hartford Life's Internet address is Home: 860 489-0055 http://www.thehartford.com Dave Potter Office: 860 843-8993 Home: 860 658-6430 Date: March 31, 2000 Investor Contact: For Release: Immediately upon receipt Stuart Carlisle Office: 860 843-7418 HARTFORD LIFE INC. RECEIVES OFFER FROM THE HARTFORD FOR OUTSTANDING SHARES SIMSBURY, Conn. - Hartford Life Inc. (NYSE: HLI), today announced that its board of directors has received an offer from The Hartford Financial Services Group Inc. (NYSE: HIG) for the acquisition of all of the common shares of Hartford Life not already owned by The Hartford at a price of $44 per share in cash. The offer, which was made on March 27 to the Hartford Life board of directors, represents a nine percent premium to the closing price on that day and a 25 percent premium over Hartford Life's average closing price of $35.33 per share for the 30 days prior to the offer. The Hartford currently owns approximately 81.5 percent of the outstanding shares of common stock of Hartford Life. Approximately 26 million shares of Hartford Life's common stock are owned by the public. A special committee consisting of Hartford Life directors not affiliated with The Hartford has been appointed by the Hartford Life board to consider the offer. Hartford Life Inc., the nation's third largest life insurance group based on statutory assets, offers through its subsidiaries a comprehensive portfolio of fixed and variable annuities, life insurance, mutual funds, employee benefits and group retirement plans. Hartford Life is majority owned by The Hartford Financial Services Group Inc., one of the nation's oldest and largest insurance and financial services operations with 1999 revenues of $13.5 billion. # ## 2002. EDGAR Online, Inc. End of Filing 2002. EDGAR Online, Inc.