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Section 1: 4 (FORM 4)

Ownership Submission
FORM 4
Check this box if no longer subject to Section 16. Form 4 or Form 5 obligations may continue. See Instruction 1(b).
UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP OF SECURITIES

Filed pursuant to Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, Section 17(a) of the Public Utility Holding Company Act of 1935 or Section 30(h) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
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(Print or Type Responses)
1. Name and Address of Reporting Person *
Vigneau Dennis
  2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol
Fidelity & Guaranty Life [FGL]
5. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer
(Check all applicable)
_____ Director _____ 10% Owner
__X__ Officer (give title below) _____ Other (specify below)
EVP and Chief Financial Off
(Last)
(First)
(Middle)
TWO RUAN CENTER, 601 LOCUST STREET, 14TH FLOOR
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (Month/Day/Year)
11/30/2017
(Street)

DES MOINES, IA 50309
4. If Amendment, Date Original Filed (Month/Day/Year)
6. Individual or Joint/Group Filing (Check Applicable Line)
_X_ Form filed by One Reporting Person
___ Form filed by More than One Reporting Person
(City)
(State)
(Zip)
Table I - Non-Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
1.Title of Security
(Instr. 3)
2. Transaction Date (Month/Day/Year) 2A. Deemed Execution Date, if any (Month/Day/Year) 3. Transaction Code
(Instr. 8)
4. Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed of (D)
(Instr. 3, 4 and 5)
5. Amount of Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s)
(Instr. 3 and 4)
6. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I)
(Instr. 4)
7. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership
(Instr. 4)
Code V Amount (A) or (D) Price
Common Stock 11/30/2017(1)   D   4,704(2) D (3) 0 D  

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Table II - Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
(e.g., puts, calls, warrants, options, convertible securities)
1. Title of Derivative Security
(Instr. 3)
2. Conversion or Exercise Price of Derivative Security 3. Transaction Date (Month/Day/Year) 3A. Deemed Execution Date, if any (Month/Day/Year) 4. Transaction Code
(Instr. 8)
5. Number of Derivative Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed of (D)
(Instr. 3, 4, and 5)
6. Date Exercisable and Expiration Date
(Month/Day/Year)
7. Title and Amount of Underlying Securities
(Instr. 3 and 4)
8. Price of Derivative Security
(Instr. 5)
9. Number of Derivative Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s)
(Instr. 4)
10. Ownership Form of Derivative Security: Direct (D) or Indirect (I)
(Instr. 4)
11. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership
(Instr. 4)
Code V (A) (D) Date Exercisable Expiration Date Title Amount or Number of Shares
FGL Stock Option $24.87 11/30/2017(1)   D     4,707   (4) 12/01/2021 Common Stock 4,707 (5) 0 D  

Reporting Owners

Reporting Owner Name / Address Relationships
 Director  10% Owner  Officer  Other
Vigneau Dennis
TWO RUAN CENTER
601 LOCUST STREET, 14TH FLOOR
DES MOINES, IA 50309
      EVP and Chief Financial Off  

Signatures

 Eric Marhoun as Attorney-in-Fact   12/01/2017
**Signature of Reporting Person Date

Explanation of Responses:

* If the form is filed by more than one reporting person, see Instruction 4(b)(v).
** Intentional misstatements or omissions of facts constitute Federal Criminal Violations. See 18 U.S.C. 1001 and 15 U.S.C. 78ff(a).
(1) On November 30, 2017, pursuant to that certain Agreement and Plan of Merger, dated as of May 24, 2017 (the Merger Agreement), as amended, by and among Fidelity & Guaranty Life (the Company), CF Corporation (CF Corp), FGL US Holdings Inc., an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of CF Corp (Parent), and FGL Merger Sub Inc., a direct wholly owned subsidiary of Parent (Merger Sub), Merger Sub merged with and into the Company, with the Company continuing as the surviving entity, which became an indirect, wholly owned subsidiary of CF Corp (the Merger).
(2) Includes restricted stock rights (each, an RSR) that were outstanding immediately prior to the Merger.
(3) Pursuant to the Merger Agreement, at the effective time of the Merger, each issued and outstanding share of common stock, par value $0.01, of the Company (Company Common Stock) was canceled and converted automatically into the right to receive $31.10 in cash, without interest. Each RSR that was outstanding immediately prior to the Merger (whether vested or unvested) fully vested and was canceled in exchange for an amount in cash equal to the product of (i) the number of shares of Company Common Stock subject to such RSR multiplied by (ii) $31.10, without interest and less applicable taxes.
(4) Each Company stock option ("FGL Stock Option") vests in three equal annual installments on December 1, 2015, 2016 and 2017, subject to continued employment through such date.
(5) Each FGL Stock Option that was outstanding and unexercised immediately prior to the effective time of the Merger (whether vested or unvested) fully vested and was canceled in exchange for an amount in cash equal to the product of (i) the total number of shares of Company Common Stock underlying such FGL Stock Option multiplied by (ii) the excess, if any, of $31.10 over the exercise price per share of such FGL Stock Option, without interest and less applicable taxes.

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