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Dividend Policy

After investments in new business to generate organic growth, capital generation in Aegon's operating subsidiaries is available for distribution to the holding company, while maintaining a capital and liquidity position in the operating subsidiaries in line with Aegon's capital management and liquidity risk policies.

Aegon uses cash flows from the operating subsidiaries to pay for holding expenses, including funding costs. The remaining cash flow is available to execute Aegon's strategy and to fund dividends on its shares, subject to maintaining the holding company targeted excess capital. Depending on circumstances, future prospects and other considerations, Aegon may deviate from this target. Aegon will also take capital position, financial flexibility, leverage ratios and strategic considerations into account when declaring or proposing dividends on its common shares.

Under normal circumstances, Aegon would expect to declare an interim dividend when announcing its second quarter results and to propose a final dividend at the annual General Meeting of Shareholders for approval. Dividends would normally be paid in cash or stock at the election of the shareholder. The relative value of cash and stock dividends may vary. Stock dividends paid may, subject to capital management and other considerations, be repurchased in order to limit dilution.

When determining whether to declare or propose a dividend, Aegon has to balance prudence versus offering an attractive return to shareholders, for example in adverse economic and/or financial market conditions. Also, Aegon's operating subsidiaries are subject to (local) insurance regulations which could restrict dividends to be paid to the holding company. There is no requirement or assurance that Aegon will declare and pay any dividends.

 

2016 Final Dividend Schedule (provisional)

Activity Date
Dividend proposal February 17, 2017
Aegon NY registered shares quoted ex-dividend May 22, 2017
Aegon Euronext-listed shares quoted ex-dividend May 23, 2017
Record date May 24, 2017
Election period May 30 - June 16, 2017
Stock dividend ratio announced June 21, 2017
Payment dividend June 23, 2017

* All references to the payment of (interim) dividends are subject to any relevant board or shareholders resolution to distribute such (interim) dividend. Please refer to the disclaimer.

Interim Dividend

EUR 0.13 per common share
USD 0.147264

Shareholders can elect to receive the interim 2016 dividend either entirely in cash (minus 15% withholding tax) or entirely in new common shares to be paid out of the share premium reserve (free of withholding tax in the Netherlands).

2016 interim dividend stock fraction

The value of the stock dividend will be approximately equal to the cash dividend. The election period for shareholders will run from August 24 up to and including September 9, 2016. The stock fraction will be based on the average share price on Euronext Amsterdam from September 5 through September 9, 2016. The stock dividend ratio will be announced on September 14, 2016 and the dividend will be payable as of September 16, 2016.

Share buyback program

Aegon intends to neutralize the dilutive effect of the stock dividend on earnings per share. Details of past buybacks are available on our share buyback page.


2016 Interim Dividend Schedule

Activity Date
Dividend proposal August  11, 2016
Aegon NY registered shares quoted ex-dividend
 August 18, 2016
 Aegon Euronext-listed shares quoted ex-dividend  August 19, 2016
 Record date  August 22, 2016
 Election period  August 24 - September 9, 2016
 Stock dividend ratio announced  September 14, 2016
 Payment dividend  September 16, 2016

* All references to the payment of (interim) dividends are subject to any relevant board or shareholders resolution to distribute such (interim) dividend. Please refer to the disclaimer.

Final Dividend

EUR: 0.13 per common share
USD 0.145795

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. 43% of shareholders elected to receive the stock dividend.

2015 final dividend stock fraction

Those who elected for a stock dividend will receive one Aegon common share for every 30 common shares held.

The stock fraction is based on Aegon's average share price as quoted on Euronext Amsterdam, using the high and low of each of the five trading days from June 13 up to and including June 17, 2016. The average share price calculated on this basis amounted to EUR 3.9057. The stock dividend and the cash dividend are approximately equal in value.

Share buyback

Aegon will repurchase 29,258,662 common shares to neutralize the dilutive effect of the 2015 final stock dividend. Further details are available on our share buyback page.

2015 final dividend schedule

Activity Date
Dividend announced January 13, 2016
Aegon NY registered shares quoted ex-dividend
May 23, 2016
Aegon Euronext-listed shares quoted ex-dividend May 24, 2016
Record date May 25, 2016
Election period May 31 - June 17, 2016
Stock dividend ratio announced
June 22, 2016
Payment dividend
June 24, 2016

* All references to the payment of (interim) dividends are subject to any relevant board or shareholders resolution to distribute such (interim) dividend. Please refer to the disclaimer.

Interim Dividend

EUR: 0.12 per common share
USD: 0.134196 

Shareholders could elect to receive the interim 2015 dividend either entirely in cash (minus 15% withholding tax) or entirely in new common shares to be paid out of the share premium reserve (free of withholding tax in the Netherlands).

2015 interim dividend stock fraction

43% of shareholders elected to receive the stock dividend. Those who elected for a stock dividend will receive one Aegon common share for every 45 common shares held.

The stock fraction is based on Aegon's average share price as quoted on Euronext Amsterdam, using the high and low of each of the five trading days from September 7 up to and including September 11, 2015. The average share price calculated on this basis amounted to EUR 5.40. The stock dividend and the cash dividend are approximately equal in value.

Share buyback program

Aegon will repurchase 20,136,673 common shares to neutralize the dilutive effect of the 2015 interim stock dividend. Further details are available on our Share Buyback page.


2015 interim dividend schedule

Activity Date
Dividend announcement August 13, 2015
Aegon NY registered shares quoted ex-dividend
August 20, 2015
Aegon Euronext-listed shares quoted ex-dividend August 21, 2015
Record date August 24, 2015
Election period August 26 - September 11, 2015
Stock dividend ratio announced
September 15, 2015
Payment dividend
September 18, 2015

* All references to the payment of (interim) dividends are subject to any relevant board or shareholders resolution to distribute such (interim) dividend. Please refer to the disclaimer.

Final 2014 Dividend

EUR 0.12
USD 0.133596

Shareholders were given the opportunity to choose between receiving the final dividend of EUR 0.12 per common share in cash (minus 15% withholding tax) or in stock. 42% of shareholders elected to receive the stock dividend.

2014 final dividend stock fraction

Those who elected a stock dividend will receive one Aegon common share for every 55 common shares held. The stock fraction is based on Aegon's average share price as quoted on Euronext Amsterdam, using the high and low of each of the five trading days from June 8 up to and including June 12, 2015.

The average share price calculated on this basis amounted to EUR 6.62. The stock dividend and the cash dividend are approximately equal in value.

Share buyback program

Aegon will repurchase 16,279,933 common shares to neutralize the dilutive effect of the 2014 final stock dividend. Visit our Share Buyback page for further information.

Schedule

Activity Date
Dividend proposal February 19, 2015
Dividend resolution by Annual General Meeting May 20, 2015
Aegon NY registered shares quoted ex-dividend
May 21, 2015
Aegon Euronext-listed shares quoted ex-dividend May 22, 2015
Record date Euronext-listed shares
May 25, 2015
Record date NY registered shares May 26, 2015
Election period May 28 - June 12, 2015
Stock dividend ratio announced
June 17, 2015
Payment dividend
June 19, 2015

* All references to the payment of (interim) dividends are subject to any relevant board or shareholders resolution to distribute such (interim) dividend. Please refer to the disclaimer.

Interim Dividend

EUR:0.11
USD:0.146124

Shareholders were given the opportunity to choose between receiving the interim dividend of EUR 0.11 per common share in cash (minus 15% withholding tax) or in stock. 45% of shareholders elected to receive the stock dividend.

2014 interim dividend stock fraction

Those who elected for a stock dividend received one Aegon common share for every 58 common shares held. The stock fraction was based on Aegon's average share price as quoted on the Euronext Amsterdam Stock Exchange, using the high and low of each of the five trading days from September 8 up to and including September 12, 2014.

The average share price calculated on this basis during this period amounted to EUR 6.37. The stock dividend and the cash dividend were approximately equal in value.

Share buyback program

Aegon repurchased 16,319,939 common shares to neutralize the dilutive effect of the 2014 interim dividend paid in shares. Visit our Share Buyback page for further information .

2014 interim dividend schedule

Activity Date
Aegon shares quoted ex-dividend August 21, 2014
Record date August 25, 2014
Election period August 27 - September 12, 2014
Stock fraction
September 8-12, 2014
Stock dividend ratio announced September 17, 2014
Payable September 19, 2014

Interim Dividend

EUR:0.11
USD:0.145673

Final Dividend

EUR:0.11
USD:0.150348

Interim Dividend

EUR:0.10
USD:0.122760

Final Dividend

EUR: 0.11
USD:0.141790

Interim Dividend

EUR:--
USD:--

Final Dividend

EUR:0.10
USD:0.126820

No dividends were declared in 2010.

No dividends were declared in 2009.

Interim Dividend

EUR:0.30
USD:0.45222

Final Dividend

EUR:0.32
USD:0.504608

Interim Dividend

EUR:0.30
USD:0.4095

Final Dividend

EUR:0.32
USD:0.504608

Interim Dividend

EUR:0.24
USD:0.3066

Final Dividend

EUR:0.31
USD:0.421476

Interim Dividend

EUR:0.22
USD:0.274054

Final Dividend

EUR:0.23
USD:0.285775

Interim Dividend

EUR:0.21
USD:0.2566

Final Dividend

EUR:0.21
USD:0.274617

 

updated February 17, 2016

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