News releases

News releases

Global, April 24, 2017

Aegon joins call for ExxonMobil to come clean on climate change risk

Oil platform Aegon has joined major investors to call for one of the world’s largest oil and gas companies to come clean on the impact of climate change.

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Press release, April 7, 2017

Aegon publishes agenda for 2017 Annual General Meeting

Aegon logo Aegon N.V. today published the agenda for its Annual General Meeting of Shareholders (AGM) on Friday, May 19, 2017.

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Global, April 5, 2017

Artificial Intelligence helps Aegon get smarter on claims

Connected network illustration False insurance claims – which account for as much as 10% of all European payouts – have a negative effect for genuine consumers. But recent advances in artificial intelligence are delivering promising results for customers.

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Press Release, March 24, 2017

Aegon publishes 2016 Annual Report and Review

Aegon logo Aegon N.V. today released its 2016 Annual Report and will file its Annual Report on Form 20 F with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

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Global, March 20, 2017

Aegon joins campaign to tackle antibiotic resistance

Chicken broiler house Aegon has put its investment power behind a $2 trillion coalition to tackle antibiotic resistance, an issue that Aegon Engagement Manager, Natalie Benisch, suggests, “could become as big as global warming in the coming years.”

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Global, March 7, 2017

What women really need...

Lady writing a retirement plan Forget Botox, rejuvenating cream, or gym membership. If women are to age well, they need a retirement plan, and they need to write it down. Today's International Women’s Day may be just the nudge you need to put pen to paper!

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Poland, February 22, 2017

New commercial features ‘big name’ Polish TV stars

Famours actors Olga Borys and Wojciech Majchrzak Famous Polish TV stars, Olga Borys and Wojciech Majchrzak, star in Aegon’s latest commercial, which raises awareness for Aegon’s full range of insurance products in Poland.

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Press Release, February 17, 2017

Aegon responds to inaccurate information

Aegon Logo In response to inaccurate information in the market, Aegon would like to clarify its capital position in the United States.

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Press Release, February 17, 2017

Aegon reports strong net income in Q4 2016

Aegon logo Q4 2016 Results | AEX:AGN | NYSE:AEG

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Global, February 15, 2017

Aegon calls for G20 governments to end fossil fuel subsidies by 2020

G20 Logo Aegon Asset Management has joined with 15 other investors and insurers to urge the G20 to end fossil fuel subsidies by 2020. Together these companies have assets under management of US$ 2.8 trillion.

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Global, February 6, 2017

Blockchain initiative B3i gains truly international scope

Computer graphic of smartphone saying blockchain Since its launch in 2016, the Blockchain Insurance Industry Initiative B3i has gained broad attention across the industry. Ten additional insurance and reinsurance companies have now joined, giving the initiative a truly global scope.

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The Netherlands, February 2, 2017

Aegon invests in unique retirement concept

Amvest retirement properties Together with the second largest pension fund in the Netherlands, Zorg en Welzijn (PFZW) Aegon has invested an additional €200 million in small-scale assisted living, for people who are no longer able to live independently.

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Global, January 31, 2017

The self-employed’s inspiring vision of retirement, if only they'd saved for it

Young self employed The self-employed have a flexible vision of retirement. They plan on working past traditional retirement age, easing into retirement, and fully retiring at an older age.

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Germany, January 25, 2017

Aegon extends partnership with auxmoney, leader in financial inclusion

Auxmoney cartoon Aegon will extend its existing partnership with the peer-to-peer platform auxmoney, Germany's leading credit marketplace recognized for its sophisticated consumer credit rating technology.

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United States, January 19, 2017

2017 Outlook: Aegon's U.S. perspective

Tom Wald Transamerica Asset Management CIO, Tom Wald, is expecting a dramatic change in the economic agenda under the new presidential administration. His U.S. perspective sees stocks well positioned for the year ahead, rising interest rates, and the return of inflation.

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The Netherlands, January 18, 2017

Local collaboration for ‘green’ energy

Aegon solar roof This week, 539 solar panels were installed on the roofs of Aegon’s main offices in The Hague, the Netherlands. The initiative provides an opportunity for local residents to benefit from a clean energy tax incentive.

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Global, January 9, 2017

New year resolve: the secret of a happier, longer life

healthy eating Diabetes, cardiovascular issues and achy joints aren’t inevitable in old age, but can result from youthful excess. Don’t sweat festive overindulgence though – our online fix could change your attitude and your life forever.

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United Kingdom, January 3, 2017

Aegon successfully completes acquisition of Cofunds

CoFunds Logo Aegon has successfully closed the acquisition of Cofunds from Legal & General, following regulatory approval.

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Hungary, December 20, 2016

Aegon employs 'big data’ to streamline claims handling

Car accident Aegon Hungary is taking a big leap forward in operational efficiency and customer service by automating 40% of claims handling in its non-life business.

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Press Release, December 15, 2016

Aegon announces management changes

Aegon Logo Aegon is today announcing the following changes to its management:

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United States, December 13, 2016

Top scores for Transamerica in workplace equality

Corporate Equality Index For the second year running, Transamerica, Aegon’s North American subsidiary, has achieved 90 out of a possible 100 points in the Human Rights Campaign Foundation Corporate Equality Index. This year the Index rated almost 900 businesses.

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Press Release, December 8, 2016

Aegon accelerates execution of strategy and increases expense savings

Aegon logo Aegon provides update on plans to strengthen position in attractive US market.

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The Netherlands, December 6, 2016

Aegon announces the issuance of EUR 500 million in senior unsecured notes, due December 8, 2023

Aegon Logo The notes were issued under Aegon’s USD 6 billion debt issuance program at a price of 99.210%, and will carry a coupon of 1.00%.

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The Netherlands, December 5, 2016

Aegon joins consortium to accelerate investment in UN Sustainable Development Goals

UN SDG Logo Aegon has joined a consortium, with combined assets of over €2.8 trillion, to support investment in the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Tomorrow they will invite the Dutch government and Central Bank to join them in this support.

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Global, November 28, 2016

Have Trumponomics shattered low interest rate predictions?

Tom Wald The increase in rates since the U.S. Election has shattered the previous notion that we had re-entered a 'lower for longer' interest rate environment. Transamerica’s Tom Wald shares his thoughts on where interest rates are heading...

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Press Release, November 27, 2016

Aegon to appoint Matthew Rider as CFO

Aegon CFO Matthew Rider Aegon announced today that its Supervisory Board intends to nominate Matthew J. Rider (1963, US Citizen) for appointment as CFO and member of the Executive Board at its Annual General Meeting of Shareholders on May 19, 2017.

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Global, November 22, 2016

Dow Jones reaches all-time high: will Trump rally continue?

Tom Wald Contrary to expectations, since US Election Day, equity markets have rallied - with major indices reaching all-time highs - and interest rates rising sharply. What can we expect going forward? Aegon’s Tom Wald shares his thoughts.

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The Netherlands, November 19, 2016

Aegon improves score in Dutch Transparency Benchmark

2016 Transparency Benchmark The Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs has scored Aegon 186 out of a possible 200 in its 2016 Transparency Benchmark, up from 185 points in 2015. This is well above the financial sector average of 121.

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The Netherlands, November 16, 2016

Despite increasingly sustainable investments, Fair Insurance Guide downgrades Aegon rating

Fair Insurance Report Today the Dutch Fair Insurance Guide published its fourth annual policy update. The report measures the sustainability policies of ten Dutch insurers against nine themes in the areas of business management and investments.

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The Netherlands, November 16, 2016

Sustainable Aegon fund receives 30 million Euro boost

Homes with sunpanels Aegon's new Government Related Investment Fund, which aims to invest more than 50% in impact investments, has received its first third-party investment of EUR 30 million, increasing the fund’s value to more than EUR 300 million.

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Germany, November 15, 2016

Aegon invests in German pension start-up logo Aegon has invested in German pension start-up, in a move which opens up opportunities for its Dutch pension business in the German market.

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Press Release, November 11, 2016

Aegon completes share buyback program

Aegon Logo Aegon has completed the share buyback program announced on October 3, 2016. This program neutralized the dilutive effect of the 2016 interim dividend paid in shares.

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Press Release, November 10, 2016

Aegon reports net income of EUR 358 million in Q3 2016

Aegon logo Q3 2016 Results | AEX:AGN | NYSE:AEG

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Hong Kong, November 8, 2016

Rebranded: Aegon Insights

Aegon Insights Logo Aegon Direct & Affinity Marketing Services (ADAMS) has rebranded as Aegon Insights to better reflect its enhanced use and application of data, providing a deeper understanding of customers and their channel preferences.

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Global, November 7, 2016

Investing responsibly – it’s straightforward right? Wrong…

South Pole Ice Flow A new project to develop a more reliable approach to understanding climate investment risk marks an ambitious attempt by Aegon to escape the inconsistencies in carbon data and climate risk definitions that make comparisons difficult.

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Poland, November 3, 2016

Aegon Poland launches popular Studies Financing Program+

Studies Financing Program Commercial Aegon Poland has launched a new product, Studies Financing Program+, which includes both life insurance for the parents and child, and an education savings plan.

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Global, November 2, 2016

Aegon leads industry in tax transparency

2016 Tax Transparency Report Aegon was recognized as the leading financial services company to be ranked in the 2016 Tax Transparency Benchmark, published this week by the Dutch Association of Investors for Sustainable Development (VBDO).

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United Kingdom, October 28, 2016

Stephen McGee appointed CFO of Aegon UK

Employees at Argon's office in Edinburgh Aegon UK has appointed Stephen McGee as Chief Financial Officer, a role he has held on an interim basis since August.

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The Netherlands, October 26, 2016

Aegon calls for new climate law

Natural Dutch landscape At today’s Dutch climate conference, Aegon joined 39 other Dutch companies in calling for the next government to establish a new law to ensure the goals of the Paris climate agreement (COP21) are met.

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The Netherlands, October 25, 2016

Taking business development to extremes

Late night meeting during the hackathon This month 36 Aegon employees were locked in an industrial wasteland for 24 hours, put under scrutiny, deprived of sleep, and tasked to work without break. We’re talking about this year’s Aegon Hackathon…

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Global, October 19, 2016

Insurers and reinsurers launch Blockchain initiative B3i

Blockchain on mobile Aegon, Allianz, Munich Re, Swiss Re and Zurich have launched the Blockchain Insurance Industry Initiative B3i.

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Hungary, October 11, 2016

Early investment pays off for Aegon Hungary

New born baby The birth of a baby prompts a range of emotions, including a desire for financial security. Aegon Hungary’s new campaign establishes a dialogue with parents at this life-changing moment, and the start of a long-lasting relationship.

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Press Release, October 3, 2016

Aegon announces repurchase of shares to neutralize 2016 interim stock dividend

Aegon Logo Aegon will repurchase 30,765,224 common shares to neutralize the dilutive effect of the 2016 interim stock dividend. These shares will be held as treasury shares and will be used to pay future stock dividends.

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Written by Mike Mansfield, September 30, 2016

Working past 65 – are Clinton and Trump so exceptional, really?

Hillary Clinton wearing a red dress Oh the irony. As we celebrate the 25th United Nations International Day of Older Persons, negative stereotypes of older workers are making headline news, with Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump charged as ‘too old for the job’ by some.

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India, September 27, 2016

Aegon doubles brand awareness in India

Indian hipster Aegon Life’s ‘Simple Makes Sense’ campaign has reached 16 million customers in just one month - doubling brand awareness. The achievement was highlighted as best business practice by Facebook's Business Success Stories.

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Ukraine, September 22, 2016

TAS acquires Ukrainian life insurance business from Aegon

Kiev Ukraine Skyline Aegon has entered into an agreement to sell 100% of its shares of Aegon Life Ukraine to TAS Group, and will exit the Ukrainian market. The parties have agreed not to disclose the terms and conditions of the transaction.

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United States, September 15, 2016

Aegon USA Realty Advisors, LLC announces new senior leadership

Gary Black Aegon Asset Management has appointed Gary Black as President of Aegon USA Realty Advisors, LLC ("AURA"), and named Executive Vice Presidents Scott Coté and Christoph Gabler as Co-Heads of Real Estate.

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Press Release, September 14, 2016

Aegon announces stock fraction interim dividend 2016

Aegon Logo Shareholders were given the opportunity to choose between receiving the 2016 interim dividend of EUR 0.13 per common share in cash or in stock.

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United States, September 13, 2016

Promising returns for solar investment

Solar panels on house roof Aegon has established its first ever fund for solar energy, enabling an institutional client to invest in sustainable energy and potentially earn above-average returns in the current low to negative interest-rate environment.

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United States, September 12, 2016

Aegon invests in automated financial modelling technology

SmartAsset Website Aegon, through its corporate venture arm Transamerica Ventures, has invested in SmartAsset, a New York City-based financial decision making technology company.

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Global, September 9, 2016

Aegon maintains top position in Dow Jones Sustainability Index

DJSI Logo With a score of 82 in the 2016 Dow Jones Sustainability Index, Aegon has again proved itself to be a sustainability leader in its sector, remaining in the top 10 percent of the financial services industry.

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Press Release, September 6, 2016

CFO Darryl Button to leave Aegon

Aegon Logo Aegon announces that Chief Financial Officer Darryl Button will leave the company on December 1, 2016.

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India, August 31, 2016

Indians lead the retirement readiness race

Ticking retirement clock Aegon Life has unveiled its fifth annual Aegon Retirement Readiness Survey. Of the 15 countries surveyed, India leads in retirement readiness and is the only country to score more than 7 in the Aegon Retirement Readiness Index.

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Global, August 29, 2016

Aegon joins call for G20 to push green finance ‘asap’

Wind farm Aegon has signed a letter to G20 governments calling them to not only make good on their commitment to tackle climate change, but to do so as soon as possible.

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Press Release, August 24, 2016

Aegon appoints Global Head of Government and Policy Affairs

Aegon logo Aegon NV appoints Michael F. Consedine as Global Head of Government and Policy Affairs, overseeing all aspects of the company’s government relations in Europe, the Americas and Asia.

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United States, August 23, 2016

Three generations of savers: How do you compare?

Millenial saving for retirement New research evaluating the retirement outlook of American workers highlights a number of issues common to all generations. But there are also some surprising differences...

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India, August 17, 2016

Aegon Life restructuring sharpens focus on direct-to-customer business

Young Indian man browsing the web on a tablet Aegon Life, Aegon’s joint venture in India has announced a restructuring of its business. The move will sharpen its focus on protection insurance and direct-to-customer distribution – including its award winning e-Business.

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Press Release, August 15, 2016

Aegon completes share buyback program

Aegon Logo Aegon has completed the share buyback program announced on July 4, 2016. This program neutralized the dilutive effect of the 2015 final dividend paid in shares.

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Press Release, August 11, 2016

Aegon maintains solid capital ratio despite volatile markets in Q2 2016

Aegon logo Q2 2016 Results | AEX:AGN | NYSE:AEG

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Press Release, August 11, 2016

Aegon acquires Cofunds and becomes the leading UK platform business

Aegon Logo Aegon announces the acquisition of Cofunds from Legal & General for GBP 140 million (EUR 164 million).

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Global, August 1, 2016

50 Shades of green: Investments the market is hungry for

Green housing Aegon was recently selected to participate in the world’s first-ever green residential mortgage-backed security (RMBS). The demand for such bonds is high. Will supply keep up?

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Asia, July 28, 2016

Aegon recognized for addressing needs of Asia’s growing high net worth market

Tim Charlton, Asian Banking and Finance Magazine Publisher and Editor-in-Chief, and Marc Lieberman, Transamerica Life Bermuda President and CEO Continuously evaluating the market has strengthened Transamerica Life Bermuda’s product proposition, and helped this Aegon subsidiary scoop the ‘International Life Insurer of the Year Award - Hong Kong’.

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United Kingdom, July 25, 2016

Highest rating for Kames in UN Principles for Responsible Investment survey

UN PRI Logo In the United Nation's most recent Principles for Responsible Investment survey, Aegon Asset Management in the UK, Kames Capital, received the maximum possible rating, which was awarded to just 15% of signatories.

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The Netherlands, July 20, 2016

Can insurance companies make roads safer?

CarKroodle App When Aegon’s startup Kroodle set out to provide lower car insurance premiums based on real driver data, their out-of-the-box thinking helped them become THE leader in data-driven insurance.

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The Netherlands, July 18, 2016

New commercial: Falling in love with...

Man holding a baby bottle You fall in love with a house, not a mortgage... This is the message behind Aegon’s latest campaign in The Netherlands. Since July 9, a staggering 85,000 people have already tuned into a 30-minute Facebook video about mortgages.

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Global, July 14, 2016

World’s most admired pension system teeters on its pedestal

Pocket watch Until recently, the Dutch pension system was held up as an example to the world. But while a couple of generations currently enjoy the benefits, an aging population and low interest rates are starting to shake the foundations.

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Press Release, July 12, 2016

Aegon provides update on UK annuity book divestments

Aegon Logo During the second quarter of 2016, Aegon announced the divestment of its GBP 9 billion annuity portfolio in the United Kingdom through two transactions, to Rothesay Life and Legal & General.

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Global, July 5, 2016

Is your bucket list realistic?

Person paragliding above a lake We all dream of the time in our lives when we’ll have more time to do the things we enjoy - traveling, hobbies or time with the family. And as we’re living increasingly longer, this time might be longer than you ever imagined!

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Press Release, July 4, 2016

Aegon announces repurchase of shares to neutralize final stock dividend

Aegon Logo Aegon will repurchase 29,258,662 common shares to neutralize the dilutive effect of the 2015 final stock dividend. These shares will be held as treasury shares and will be used to pay future stock dividends.

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United States, July 1, 2016

Aegon invests in estate planning FinTech - Everplans

Hipster looking at laptop Aegon, through its corporate venture arm Transamerica Ventures, recently invested in Everplans, a New York-based startup that helps people create, store, and securely share estate and legacy planning information.

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United States, June 29, 2016

Transamerica partners with Habitat for Humanity to build affordable housing

Habitat for Humanity Logo For the fifth consecutive year, more than 300 Transamerica employees (Aegon's U.S. brand) will help build or repair homes in eight cities across the United States in partnership with Habitat for Humanity.

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Press Release, June 22, 2016

Aegon announces stock fraction final dividend 2015 of 1/30

Aegon Logo Shareholders were given the opportunity to choose between receiving the 2015 final dividend in cash or in stock. The cash dividend amounts to EUR 0.13 per common share and will be payable as of June 24, 2016.

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Poland, June 21, 2016

Aegon Poland takes over management of Nordea pension fund

Jars of money Aegon Poland has signed a major agreement with Nordic financial services firm, Nordea. The deal, subject to regulatory approval, will bring economies of scale and further improve quality of service to customers.

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The Netherlands, June 21, 2016

Aegon first to launch General Pension Fund in the Netherlands

Group of piggy banks Aegon is the first company to receive approval from the Dutch Central Bank to launch a General Pension Fund in the Netherlands. This offers a cost-effective alternative for new and existing company pension schemes.

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Global, June 16, 2016

Can insurance giants compete with FinTechs?

GoBear logo Marnix Zwart, serial insurance industry innovator, shares the future trends he’s excited by and – crucially – what he thinks Aegon can do to stay ahead of the competition – both new and traditional.

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Global, June 13, 2016

Aegon makes first microfinance investments

Black construction worker infront of a digger Aegon has completed its first 8 million of a potential 100 million euro investment in microfinance. A third fund has already been earmarked for an investment later this year.

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Global, June 9, 2016

What type of saver are you?

Habitual Saving infographic For some, money simply slips through their fingers – they've already spent the next pay check before it arrives. Others have set themselves the challenge of saving as much money as possible, and stick to it rigorously.

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India, June 6, 2016

Aegon introduces data-driven approach to customer loyalty

NPS Word Cloud Aegon Life (India) has developed an award-winning technique that uses the familiar ‘Word Cloud’ approach to map, prioritize and improve customer loyalty.

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United States, June 1, 2016

Health and finance: An essential partnership

American Heart Association Transamerica, Aegon’s US brand, has partnered with the American Heart Association (AHA) to promote heart-healthy lifestyles as integral to achieving a sound financial outl