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May 24, 2018

Aegon calls EUR 200 million of perpetual securities

Aegon announces that it is exercising its right to redeem the EUR 200 million 6% perpetual capital securities.

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Press Release, May 18, 2018

Annual Meeting of Shareholders adopts all resolutions

Aegon logo Aegon N.V.’s Annual General Meeting of Shareholders (AGM) on May 18, 2018, has approved all resolutions on the agenda, including adoption of the Annual Accounts of Aegon N.V. for the financial year 2017.

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Global, May 18, 2018

Aegon publishes seventh Responsible Investment Report

Aegon Asset Management publishes 2017 Responsible Investment Report Aegon Asset Management has published its 2017 Responsible Investment report.

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Global, April 17, 2018

Aegon will vote in favor of resolution Follow This

Follow This Aegon will vote in favor of a resolution which calls on Shell to set long-term (2050) and quantitative targets aligned with the goals of the Paris Climate Agreement.

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Global, April 13, 2018

Aegon employees give back on global volunteer day

Aegon volunteer day Today Aegon employees will be swapping their normal workplaces for a local charity or good cause of their choice as part of Aegon’s Global Volunteer Friday.

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The Netherlands, April 12, 2018

Aegon joins forces with European Investment Fund to support innovative Dutch companies

Aegon Asset Management (AAM) and the European Investment Fund (EIF) signed an agreement today Aegon Asset Management (AAM) and the European Investment Fund (EIF) signed an agreement today to boost innovative Dutch companies with a guaranteed €120 million portfolio of loans.

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Press release, April 12, 2018

Aegon calls USD 525 million of subordinated notes

aegon logo Aegon announces that it exercises its right to redeem the USD 525 million 8% non-cumulative subordinated notes.

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Press release, April 6, 2018

Aegon publishes agenda for 2018 Annual General Meeting

Aegon logo Aegon N.V. today published the agenda for its Annual General Meeting of Shareholders (AGM) on Friday, May 18, 2018.

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Press release, April 4, 2018

Aegon prices USD 800 million of Tier 2 subordinated debt

Aegon logo Aegon has successfully priced USD 800 million Tier 2 subordinated debt securities, first callable on April 11, 2028, and maturing on April 11, 2048.

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Press release, April 3, 2018

Aegon completes sale of Aegon Ireland

Aegon logo Today, Aegon has successfully completed the sale of Aegon Ireland plc to Athora Holding Ltd. (formerly AGER Bermuda Holding Ltd.).

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Global, March 28, 2018

The LGBT community suffers a ‘wage penalty’ in preparing for retirement

LGBT With a median annual income eight percent lower than heterosexuals, LGBT households are on the back foot when it comes to saving for retirement.

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Global, March 26, 2018

Significant step in commercializing blockchain solutions for re-insurance

Significant step in commercializing blockchain solutions for re-insurance Aegon today welcomed the incorporation of the Blockchain Industry Initiative B3i, which will now operate under the name B3i Services AG and be based in Zurich.

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March 23, 2018

Many people lack financial security; we’re here to change that

"Our work addresses a fundamental and universal need: financial security", says Alex Wynaendts, Aegon's CEO, in an interview in the company's 2017 Review, which was published today.

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Press release, March 23, 2018

Aegon publishes 2017 Annual Report and Review

Aegon logo Aegon N.V. today released both its 2017 Annual Report and Review, and will file its Annual Report on Form 20-F with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

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March 23, 2018

Investing responsibly for our customers

Aegon manages over EUR 817 billion in revenue-generating investments, and considers it a duty to invest responsibly.

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March 23, 2018

Over four million customers are now connected via a platform

New business models offer customers new, more efficient ways of choosing insurance and other financial products.

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Global, March 9, 2018

New Head of Investor Relations at Aegon

New Head of Investor Relations at Aegon Jan Willem Weidema has been appointed as the new Head of Investor Relations at Aegon, Jan Willem (37) succeeds Willem van den Berg (40) who has led the Investor Relations team over the past 7 years.

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Global, March 8, 2018

Aegon's CFO speaks out on Women's Day

Matt Rider, CFO Aegon Balancing paid employment with life’s other responsibilities is a very personal decision for both women and men, whether working full-time, part-time or not at all.

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Press release, February 15, 2018

Aegon Supervisory Board Member Dirk Verbeek to step down at next AGM

Aegon logo Aegon announces that Dirk P.M. Verbeek, member of its Supervisory Board, has decided to step down at the next Annual General Meeting of Shareholders (AGM) of May 18, 2018.

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Press release, February 15, 2018

Aegon concludes 2017 with strong fourth quarter results

Aegon logo 4Q 2017 Results | AEX:AGN | NYSE:AEG

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Global, February 2, 2018

Health issues put gay workers at risk of retirement poverty

Gay men drinking Over half of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people retire earlier than planned – putting them at risk of poverty in their senior years. Aegon’s survey finds that the most common reason for this is ill-health.

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Global, February 1, 2018

A sense of purpose

Alex Wynaendts Larry Fink, Chairman and CEO of BlackRock, the world’s largest asset manager and an important Aegon shareholder, recently wrote to Alex Wynaendts and other CEOs to share his thoughts about how to achieve sustainable, long-term growth.

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Global, January 25, 2018

LGBT people have the same aspirations but not the same equality in retirement

Cover of Aegon's LGBT Retirement Report Aegon Center for Longevity and Retirement (ACLR) conducted its first international survey on retirement aspirations and planning among the LGBT community.

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Global, January 22, 2018

Climate change and the insurance industry

Cover of climate change research report The Geneva Association, a leading international insurance think tank, has released a research report on the role the insurance industry can play in supporting climate adaptation and mitigation efforts.

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Global, January 18, 2018

Why you may want to think twice before asking to speak to a human

Robot versus human cartoon Aegon is implementing robotics capability to automate processes and free up manpower to add real customer value. The result? Faster processing, reduced costs, increased accuracy and – most importantly – enthusiastic customers.

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Press Release, January 11, 2018

Aegon announces significant step to capture greater operational efficiencies

Aegon logo Aegon today announces that its US subsidiary, Transamerica, has entered into an agreement with Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) to administer the company’s US insurance and annuity business lines.

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United States, January 11, 2018

Aegon’s first affordable housing debt fund fully subscribed

A $100 million US affordable housing debt fund, offered by Aegon USA Realty Advisors LLC (AURA), has been fully subscribed. It is the first fund of its kind and expected to finance 32 loans across 13 states.

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Press release, December 28, 2017

Aegon to divest additional block of US run-off businesses

Aegon logo Aegon has agreed to divest a block of life reinsurance business to SCOR and to dissolve a related captive insurance company.

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Global, December 21, 2017

The case for a more flexible transition to retirement

Maarten Edixhoven Does retirement mean the end of your career or simply signal the start of a transition? And what can you do to prepare for it? Maarten Edixhoven, CEO of Aegon the Netherlands, makes the case for having a flexible approach.

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Press release, December 15, 2017

Aegon completes share buyback program

Aegon logo Aegon has completed the share buyback program announced on September 28, 2017. This program neutralized the dilutive effect of the 2016 final and 2017 interim dividends paid in shares.

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Press release, December 14, 2017

Aegon Supervisory Board Chairman Rob Routs to step down at next AGM

Aegon logo Supervisory Board has elected William Connelly as its next Chairman.

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The Netherlands, December 6, 2017

Aegon leads sector on tax transparency

VBDO Logo In the 2017 Tax Transparency Benchmark, published this week, Aegon was ranked second out of 76 Dutch listed companies, and first in its sector.

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The Netherlands, December 1, 2017

Strategic and financial update for Aegon the Netherlands

Aegon offices Today, with its Solvency II ratio firmly within target range, Aegon the Netherlands’s new management team will provide an update on its strategy and financial outlook.

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India, November 21, 2017

Aegon Life appoints new CEO

Veneet Arora, Aegon Life CEO Aegon Life Insurance in India has appointed Mr. Vineet Arora as the Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer, effective January 2018. Mr. Arora will replace Mr. K. S. Gopalakrishnan who left the company on November 17, 2017.

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United States, November 9, 2017

100 percent for Transamerica in the 2018 Corporate Equality Index

CEI Report Cover Transamerica, Aegon's North American subsidiary, has earned 100 percent in the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 16th annual scorecard for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) workplace equality.

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Press release, November 9, 2017

Aegon reports strong increase in earnings and capital ratio in 3Q 2017

Aegon logo 3Q 2017 Results | AEX:AGN | NYSE:AEG

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Press release, November 1, 2017

Aegon completes sale of Unirobe Meeùs Groep

Aegon logo Aegon has successfully completed the sale of Unirobe Meeùs Groep (UMG) to Aon Groep Nederland for EUR 295 million.

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China, October 31, 2017

Aegon launches industry-leading digital solution in China

Zeus launch during Aegon THTF Digital Day Aegon THTF, Aegon's joint venture in China, has launched an industry-leading digital platform for insurance agents. Called Zeus, it enables agents to complete the digital underwriting process in as little as five minutes.

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Germany, October 24, 2017

Aegon Asset Management opens German office

Frankfurt skyline Aegon Asset Management has opened a new office in Frankfurt. The company will use its global investment acumen and expertise to match German wholesale and institutional clients with the best global solutions suited to their needs.

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United States, October 18, 2017

Kames Capital enters US market

Transamerica pyramid in the US Kames Capital, a subsidiary of Aegon Asset Management, is to enter the US market for the first time after registering with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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October 16, 2017

Revealed: The keys to successful retirement

At this year's Asia Insurance Review's Conference on Pensions & Retirement Planning, Manager of Research at Aegon, Mike Mansfield, revealed the keys to a successful retirement.

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Spain, October 16, 2017

Aegon’s new tv campaign claims ‘It’s your moment’

Behind the scenese filming the campaign Building on the success of its previous award-winning campaign, Aegon Spain has once again worked together with the creative agency Kitchen on their new campaign; 'It's your moment'.

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Global, October 11, 2017

‘Coming Out’ at Aegon has never been easier

Coming out day photo at Aegon Head Office On National Coming Out Day, Aegon is showing its support for diversity with its rainbow colored logo. It is however its ongoing commitment that helped achieve its highest ever score in the 2017 Workplace Pride Global Benchmark.

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Mexico, October 4, 2017

Akaan and Aegon joint venture launches asset management company for Mexico

Akaan Logo Aegon and its North American subsidiary, Transamerica, have joined forces with Administradora Akaan to create an asset management company named Akaan Transamerica.

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Global, October 2, 2017

B3i expands with new members joining its prototype market testing phase

B3i Icon The Blockchain Insurance Industry Initiative B3i announces the expansion of the group, with 23 new entrants joining its market testing program.

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The Netherlands, September 29, 2017

Aegon Board Member named ‘Top woman of the year’

Ingrid de Graaf, Board Member and Chairman of Retail with Aegon the Netherlands, has been named ‘Topvrouw’ (Top woman of the year) by boardroom empowerment organization topvrouwen.nl.

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Press release, September 28, 2017

Aegon announces repurchase of shares to neutralize 2016 final and 2017 interim stock dividends

Aegon logo Aegon will repurchase 51,864,626 common shares to neutralize the dilutive effect of the 2016 final and 2017 interim stock dividends. These shares will be held as treasury shares and will be used to pay future stock dividends.

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Global, September 26, 2017

Could this be the ‘nudge’ YOU need for a longer, healthier retirement?

Hamburger Most people want to be healthy, but many just feel they don’t have the time or energy to do the right thing. This is where ‘nudge’ theory may be able to help us out.

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United Kingdom, September 21, 2017

Aegon UK 2017 strategy update

London skyline Aegon UK’s CEO Adrian Grace and CFO Stephen McGee presented a strategy update for analysts in London today.

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Press release, September 13, 2017

Aegon announces stock fraction interim dividend 2017

Aegon logo Aegon shareholders were given the opportunity to choose between receiving the 2017 interim dividend of EUR 0.13 per common share in cash or in stock.

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Global, September 9, 2017

B3i launches working reinsurance blockchain prototype

B3i launches working reinsurance blockchain prototype B3i, the Blockchain Insurance Industry Initiative, announces the launch of market beta-testing of its reinsurance blockchain prototype.

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The Netherlands, September 6, 2017

Aegon partners with Dynamic Credit

Aegon logo Aegon and Dynamic Credit, the Amsterdam-based alternative fixed income asset manager, have reached an agreement on a strategic partnership. Under the agreement, Aegon will become a 25% shareholder of Dynamic Credit.

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Brazil, September 5, 2017

Is Brazil facing a crisis even greater than recession?

Elderly hipster man In 2001, together with Russia, India and China, Brazil was famously identified by the acronym BRIC, as one of the top emerging markets for investors to watch. Since then, times have changed.

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Ghana, August 31, 2017

Making retirement a reality for people in Ghana

People Pensions Trust Employee Efforts to provide a retirement income for millions of low-wage workers in Ghana are becoming a reality. Benno Vermeer, an actuary at Aegon, is in the West African country supporting a new micro pension initiative.

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Japan, August 29, 2017

Facing up to reality: The Japanese retirement paradox

Japanese pensioner The Japanese lead the world when it comes to long and healthy lives. Despite this, in the latest Aegon Retirement Readiness Survey they were the least likely to report themselves as feeling healthy and the least ready to retire. Why?

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Global, August 22, 2017

Sticking to our principles

PRI Logo In the latest assessment by the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI), both Aegon Asset Management and Kames Capital scored the highest possible rating for strategy and governance of responsible investment activities.

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UK, August 17, 2017

Aegon gives leg up to UK small businesses through online lending platform

Funding Circle Logo Aegon has entered a strategic partnership with online lending platform, Funding Circle. In the first year, the move will provide a cash boost for 2,600 small- and medium-sized companies, and create a potential 6,400 UK jobs.

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Press release, August 10, 2017

Aegon strengthens Dutch capital position and reports strong 2Q 2017 results

Aegon logo 2Q 2017 Results | AEX:AGN | NYSE:AEG

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Press release, August 10, 2017

Aegon to divest its business in Ireland

Aegon Logo Aegon has agreed to sell Aegon Ireland plc to AGER Bermuda Holding Ltd., the holding company of the European operations of Athene Holding Ltd.

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Press Release, August 8, 2017

Aegon to sell Unirobe Meeùs Groep

Aegon logo Aegon has agreed to sell Unirobe Meeùs Groep (UMG), an independent financial advisory group, to Aon Groep Nederland for EUR 295 million.

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Global, August 2, 2017

Looking for a comfortable retirement? Say ‘no’ to temptation

healthy eating You can blame evolutionary heritage for your lack of willpower when it comes to making healthy choices, but don’t expect to succeed in aging well if you can’t learn to say ‘no’ to the temptations of modern life.

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Poland, August 2, 2017

Aegon Poland takes over management of Nordea pension fund

Jars of money Aegon Poland has received approval by the Polish Financial Supervision Authority to take over the management of the Nordea open pension fund (OFE) between September 1 and November 17, 2017.

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The Netherlands, July 12, 2017

When does a start-up stop being a start-up?

Hoody with kackathon logo Imagine being part of a 170-year-old company that feels like a start-up. That’s exactly what Aegon’s 2017 Hackathon achieved. Using real data, teams had 24 hours to develop a product or service with customer centricity at its core.

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Global, July 4, 2017

Bye bye paper, hello blockchain

Despite our increasingly digital world, insurance is still paper-dominated. Aegon's Global Chief Technology Officer, Mark Bloom, highlights that being free from paper is just one benefit of blockchain for the insurance sector.

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Press Release, June 29, 2017

Aegon completes sale of majority of US run-off businesses

Aegon Logo Aegon has successfully completed its transaction with Wilton Re to divest its two largest US run-off businesses, the payout annuity business and the Bank Owned / Corporate Owned Life Insurance business (BOLI/COLI).

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Global, June 27, 2017

Aegon winds down investment in onna-onna

Over the coming months, Aegon has decided to wind down its Dutch onna-onna brand, a start-up insurance enterprise offering car, bicycle and home insurance.

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Global, June 21, 2017

A new kind of millennial

Millenial saving for retirement Self-employed, and saving for a retirement she doesn’t plan to take

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Press release, June 20, 2017

Aegon announces stock fraction final dividend 2016

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

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India, June 14, 2017

Aegon shares ‘Test & Learn’ approach with Stanford Lead Program

Stanford University campus This month, Aegon was invited to demonstrate to Stanford Graduate School of Business LEAD Certificate students how the ‘Test & Learn’ approach is being used effectively to drive change.

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Global, June 12, 2017

Aegon publishes sixth Responsible Investment Report

Wind turbine close up Aegon Asset Management’s 2016 Responsible Investment Report outlines its commitment to embedding Environment, Sustainability and Governance in its decision making, and highlights how it is addressing key sustainability issues globally.

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Global, June 6, 2017

Healthy lifestyle positive for retirement planning

OECD logo 2017 Preparing for a successful retirement requires focus on good financial habits, and a healthy lifestyle. However, there is an alarming disconnect between people’s good intentions and their actions, according to a global report by Aegon.

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Global, May 25, 2017

Aegon’s carbon neutrality brings added social benefits

Kavakli renewable energy wind power plant By supporting carbon offset projects in China and Turkey, Aegon has created jobs, and improved the lives of thousands of people, say environmental development experts ClimateCare.

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Press release, May 23, 2017

Aegon appoints Global Head of Government and Policy Affairs

Aegon logo Aegon appoints Maurice A. Perkins as Senior Vice President, Global Head of Government and Policy Affairs, to oversee all aspects of the company’s government relations in Europe, the Americas and Asia.

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Press release, May 22, 2017

Aegon to divest majority of US run-off businesses

Aegon logo Aegon has agreed to sell its two largest US run-off businesses, the payout annuity business and the Bank Owned / Corporate Owned Life Insurance business (BOLI/COLI), to Wilton Re.

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Press Release, May 19, 2017

Annual Meeting of Shareholders adopts all resolutions

Aegon logo Aegon N.V.’s Annual General Meeting of Shareholders (AGM) on May 19, 2017, has approved all resolutions on the agenda, including adoption of the Annual Accounts of Aegon N.V. for the financial year 2016.

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Press Release, May 11, 2017

Aegon reports strong increase in net income in 1Q 2017

Aegon logo 1Q 2017 Results | AEX:AGN | NYSE:AEG

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United States, May 1, 2017

Aegon launches first-of-its-kind voice biometrics to increase security

Lady speaking into mobile phone Aegon has launched Transamerica Voice Pass. This first-of-its-kind feature enables customers to securely authenticate and access their accounts while also identifying the reason for their call, simply by speaking over the telephone.

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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