Global, May 13, 2016

Winning formula: Aegon Analytical Academy

CEO Alex Wynaendts presents at Aegon Analytics Academy A year since launch, the Aegon Analytical Academy, an international program to develop leading data analytics capabilities, is set to continue. Data analytics has been identified by Aegon as key to supporting the company strategy.

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India, February 16, 2016

Micro pensions in India

Pensioners in India benefitting from micro pensions Aegon is helping India’s working poor avoid the old-age poverty trap. Micro pensions, designed to help people prepare for when they are too old and frail to work is, in fact, something of a ‘big deal’.

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Hungary, February 9, 2016

VoiceAnalytics help create a positive customer experience

Aegon Hungary Customer Service Employee Analyses a Voice Analytics report In a bid to optimize customer experience, Aegon Hungary has introduced VoiceAnalytics to detect the emotions of its call centre agents and customers.

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Hong Kong, February 2, 2016

Asia employees tackle waste and hunger in Hong Kong

Food Angel Logo Around 3,600 tons of quality food is wasted in Hong Kong every day, a city where almost one million people live in poverty. Our employees in Hong Kong, worked with local charity FoodAngel to help combat the problem.

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India, February 1, 2016

Aegon Life's new campaign is 'simply' effective

Close up of a hipster's face Aegon Life (India) has launched a new integrated marketing campaign that focuses on simplicity and the ease of buying its products. In just one week, the online version of the commercial has already received over a million views.

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The Netherlands, January 21, 2016

Aegon hosts 'best of' International Pride Photo Awards

Pride Photo Award Aegon Invitation This month, Aegon hosted the 'best of' the International Pride Photo Awards exhibition at its Head Office in The Hague. The event was organized by members of Aegon's LGBT employee network as a celebration of inclusion in the company.

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Japan, January 6, 2016

Aegon Japan leads same-sex recognition

Two Japanese men on sofa Aegon Sony Life Insurance Company (ASLIC) joins a first wave of insurers to recognize same-sex partnerships in Japan.

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Global, January 4, 2016

Aegon invests €45 million in German wind park

Wind farm Aegon Asset Management (AAM) has invested €45 million in an offshore wind farm as part of its commitment to a low carbon energy future.

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Global, December 22, 2015

Aegon commits to action against climate change

Paris Pledge Logo Following last week’s global climate summit in Paris, where governments adopted the world’s first universal climate change accord, Aegon signed the Paris Pledge for Action, together with more than 500 businesses and investors.

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Global, December 3, 2015

Disability inclusion is a mindset, not a numbers game

Aegon employee Arjan with just 20% sight Aegon has achieved one of the primary goals of the United Nations International Day of Persons with Disabilities this year: Awareness.

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The Hague, November 26, 2015

New country, new challenge

Tom Grondin, Aegon Chief Risk Officer After 12 years as Aegon’s Chief Risk Officer, Tom Grondin will be taking on a new challenge as Chief Financial Officer for Asia. Before he leaves for Hong-Kong, we asked him to reflect on his time with Aegon.

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USA, November 18, 2015

Transamerica among Best Places to Work for LGBT Employees

Corporate Equality Index Badge In the 2016 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), Transamerica, Aegon's popular brand in North America, scored 90 out of a possible 100. The 2016 CEI rated a total of 1,027 businesses in the report.

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The Netherlands, November 10, 2015

The Happy Homemaker

Homemaker Rosalie on her wedding day On paper, Rosalie is an ordinary housewife. She is married and a parent. And like the majority of homemakers worldwide, she is dependent upon her husband for financial support. But that’s on paper.

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Slovakia, November 3, 2015

Aegon Slovakia adapts award-winning Spanish campaign

Screenshot from TV commercial featuring little girl This week, Aegon Slovakia aired an adapted version of Aegon Spain’s award-winning television campaign - Mi Pequeña (My little girl). The commercial will be used to promote Aegon Slovakia’s newly designed life insurance for children.

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Global, October 20, 2015

There's more to retirement planning than clairvoyance

Alison Bullock Headshot When Alison Bullock was 29, she went to see a clairvoyant. It was on her bucket list of things to do before she turned 30. He told her that either she would have major plumbing problems at her house or that she was pregnant with a boy.

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Germany, October 20, 2015

Aegon expands investment in Germany’s leading consumer loan platform

Transamerica Venture Fund infographic Germany’s leading online peer-to-peer loan marketplace, auxmoney, has entered a partnership with Aegon Bank. Its platform provides a unique solution to connect and facilitate retail-focused loans directly between borrowers and lenders.

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The Netherlands, October 14, 2015

Aegon among top five multinational employers in The Netherlands

Best employer 2015 logo Aegon in the Netherlands has been named as one of the best employers in the country by Effectory and Intermediair. Aegon took fifth position in the multinational companies category for the second year in a row.

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Hungary, October 13, 2015

Aegon launches next generation car insurance

smartCASCO car insurance logo With Aegon Hungary’s innovative new smartCASCO car insurance, customers switch between a lower premium to cover the vehicle when parked, and a higher rate whilst driving. This revolutionary approach offers cost savings of up to 50%.

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Scotland, October 6, 2015

Aegon sponsors Scottish Thistles netball team

Scottish Thistles Netball Team Kames Capital, Aegon’s specialist investment management business, based in Edinburgh and London, have become the latest sponsor of the Scottish national netball team, the Scottish Thistles.

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Global, October 1, 2015

International Day of Older Persons: How to Thrive in Your 60s and Beyond

Retired man looking at tablet computer With life expectancy at a record high - 79 in the US, 81 in the UK - you may have longer than planned to complete your bucket list. Today's International Day of Older Persons, is a great opportunity to reflect on your golden years.

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The Netherlands, September 23, 2015

Aegon Kid's Council talks about retirement

Child from Aegon's Kids Council talking about retirement In 2015, Aegon established a Kid's Council to provide input on everything from strategic issues to products. Children's opinions are not restricted by pre-conceptions, so their approach to a new subject can be extremely innovative.

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UK, Netherlands, September 22, 2015

Putting our customer experience to the test

Customer in front of eye-tracking monitor Understanding financial issues is never going to be easy. But at Aegon, we like to think we’re making our products simpler and explanations clearer. We don’t, however, just rely on our intuition.

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Global, September 16, 2015

Careers in a world without borders

Sheau Chong, Aegon The digital space has created a world without borders. These days, an idea sparked in New York today, can become a reality in London within the week. To stay ahead companies must look beyond country borders.

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Global, September 11, 2015

Aegon receives its highest-ever score in Dow Jones Sustainability Indices

Cartoon from Aegon 2014 Review With an increase of one point in the 2015 Dow Jones Sustainability Indices assessment by RobecoSAM, Aegon not only achieved its highest ever score, but outperformed 94% of the companies in our sector.

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Global, September 8, 2015

A step forward for our carbon footprint

Girl watching sunset Companies like Aegon have a comparatively small carbon footprint, with their paperless, energy-efficient offices. But with around 650 billion euros invested on behalf of clients, what about Aegon's indirect carbon footprint?

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Global, September 3, 2015

New research exposes retirement risks faced by homemakers

Homemakers retirement report Homemakers are not off the hook in terms of saving and planning for retirement. New research from Aegon exposes retirement risks faced by homemakers and offers recommendations.

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USA, September 3, 2015

A homemaker who breaks the retirement planning mold

Homemaker Steven "This may be better than Bella's," I say, giving my cousin Steven the ultimate compliment by comparing his pastry to our Hungarian aunt's, whose hand-rolled strudels were the heart of our refugee family.

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Global, August 19, 2015

5 things you should know about our Corporate Venture Fund

Transamerica Venture Fund infographic Aegon is accelerating its digital transformation by investing in technology start-ups through its corporate venture fund, Transamerica Ventures. Want to know why and how?

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The Netherlands, August 17, 2015

Aegon launches new TV campaign

Still from Aegon Netherlands commerical 2015 We check our bank accounts daily and never leave a letter from the Tax Office unopened. But when it comes to sorting our finances, we’d rather put it off until later.

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Global, August 14, 2015

Family matters: Addressing the equality balance

Mix race women presenting Aegon’s efforts to embrace equality among its workforce are paying off. More than 52% of our global workforce is female and 32% of our senior management. But is there room for improvement?

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United States, August 11, 2015

Transamerica expands distribution partnership with Edward Jones

Edward Jones logo Transamerica, Aegon's US subsidiary, has announced an expanded distribution partnership with Edward Jones to provide its retirement plan solutions to companies throughout the U.S.

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India, August 7, 2015

Aegon strengthens online insurance portfolio in India

iCancer insurance logo AEGON Religare Life Insurance, the pioneers in online insurance in India, have launched three next-generation protection plans - iIncome, iSpouse and iCancer. These plans can be bought exclusively online in around 10 minutes.

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Hungary, August 4, 2015

Hungarians pessimistic about retirement

Budapest, Hungary in the rain Recent pension reforms and the absence of workplace pension schemes in Hungary mean that most Hungarian workers will rely on the mandatory, uniform state pension. These and other factors are contributing to pessimism about retirement.

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India, July 31, 2015

Aegon to up stake in growing Indian market

Mumbai skyline Subject to approval, Aegon plans to increase its stake in its India business from 26% to 49%. This is the highest possible share permitted by a foreign investor under the country’s recently amended government regulations.

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Los Angeles, July 28, 2015

Aegon sponsors Team NL at 2015 Special Olympics

Trienco wins bronze and gold for Team NL At the 2015 Special Olympics World Games in Los Angeles, 6,500 athletes with intellectual disabilities, from more than 165 countries, will compete against each other.

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The Netherlands, July 28, 2015

Is investment in the arms industry ever legitimate?

Military plane With 645 billion euro in investments, Aegon is a key player in the investment world. With this level of influence it has the power to give the world a nudge in the right (sustainable) direction. But they're not immune to criticism.

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China, July 24, 2015

Aegon launches new Chinese joint venture

Aegon launches THTF Joint Venture in China In June, Aegon received approval to change the name of its Joint Venture in China to Aegon THTF Life Insurance Co., Ltd, or Aegon THTF for short. This week the new corporate branding was launched to the outside world.

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The Hague, The Netherlands, July 23, 2015

The profile of a habitual retirement saver – recognize yourself?

Infographic habitual retirement saver Have you already started saving for retirement? If your answer is “No”, the 2015 Aegon Retirement Readiness Survey findings might just help you understand why.

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USA, July 14, 2015

Transamerica Institute® invited to White House Conference on Aging

White House Conference on Aging On July 13, the Transamerica Institute was represented at the White House Conference on Aging by its president, Catherine Collinson.

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The Hague, The Netherlands, July 1, 2015

Aegon Breakfast Club: a healthy start in life

Children enjoying breakfast club at Aegon head office Today, Aegon celebrated the success of its Breakfast Club pilot with breakfast for 10 families at its head office in the Hague. The pilot builds on the success of Aegon UK's award winning breakfast club established in 2010.

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India, July 1, 2015

India ranks first in retirement readiness

Indian family having fun The results of the 2015 Aegon Retirement Readiness Survey show that India ranks first in Retirement Readiness with 44% of Indian workers are confident they will retire with a comfortable lifestyle. Globally this number is just 22%.

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Global, June 16, 2015

Aegon launches international data analytics academy

CEO Alex Wynaendts presents at Aegon Analytics Academy The Aegon Analytical Academy, an international program aimed at developing leading data analytics capabilities, has been launched. Data analytics is identified as key to strengthening customer loyalty through improved understanding.

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The Hague, The Netherlands, June 11, 2015

Responsible investment: out of sight not out of mind…

Family walking in the mountains Aegon Asset Management outsources around EUR 22 billion to external asset managers. A track record of achieving excellent returns is obviously a key selection criteria, but how confident can they be that this isn’t at any cost?

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The Hague, The Netherlands, June 1, 2015

Just how responsible is Aegon?

Women looking at wind turbines Last year, Responsible Investment (RI) Advisor, Rob Lake, scrutinized processes and attitudes towards RI at Aegon. In this candid interview he outlines his findings, which will be used to develop our RI ambitions for 2015 and beyond.

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Global, April 30, 2015

Measuring up: Aegon joins the high-performers

Over the last four years, Aegon’s employee engagement and enablement scores have increased significantly. In these areas, Aegon not only out-performs its peers, but it also meets or exceeds the level of high-performing organizations.

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UK, April 29, 2015

Because critical illnesses happen to other people...

Seven families campaign The Seven Families latest beneficiary is Graeme Snell, who is recovering from a bilateral stroke. Aegon UK has provided funding for Seven Families - a campaign that promotes the benefits of income protection cover - since 2014.

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The Hague, Netherlands, April 17, 2015

Employees giving back on Volunteer Day

Volunteers Friday (Vrijwilligerswerk Vrijdag) logo In April of 2015, 345 Aegon employees rolled up their sleeves in order to give back to the Dutch Community. Here’s a short summary of all the different activities they participated in.

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The Netherlands, April 9, 2015

Kames Capital wins an award for its high yield bond fund

Claire McGuckin and Eric van der Maarel holding the Morningstar Award In April of 2015, Kames Capital won an Award for its high yield bond fund at an event where Eric van der Maarel, Head of Aegon Asset Management Europe, participated in a panel discussing the future of active investment management.

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Global, April 7, 2015

Young Aegon gets a new addition to its global family

Young Aegon Young Aegon, a group for 'Growing' Aegon Professionals, was established in the Netherlands in 2008. Today, Young Aegon has over 300 members in the Netherlands alone. This month, Young Aegon Spain became the newest group.

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April 2, 2015

Aegon helps Transform Tomorrow for serious burns survivors

3D Cartilage Printer In 2014, the Dutch Burns Foundation purchased an advanced 3D printer for the reconstruction of ears and noses for burns victims. Last week, following months of testing, the printer was used for the first time.

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The Hague, Netherlands, March 25, 2015

Random acts of kindness support product launch

Screenshot from a film where Aegon surprises customers with a high-performance courtesy car Aegon recently surprised customers in the Netherlands with a number of unexpected gifts, including high-performance cars.

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Global, March 24, 2015

Industry first: Aegon backs start-up technology

Innovative young people Aegon is the first in the insurance sector to leverage innovation through a dedicated investment fund. Transamerica Ventures has a budget of €100 million to fund start-ups developing new technologies for the financial sector.

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UK, February 25, 2015

Aegon Championships retains ATP 250 Tournament of the Year award

Aegon Championships Voted for by the players in the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) World Tour, the Aegon Championships have been named ATP 250 Tournament of the Year for a second year in a row.

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The Hague, The Netherlands, February 23, 2015

Aegon Kid’s Counsel offers new perspective

Group of children Aegon recently set up its own Kids Counsel in cooperation with Missing Chapter Foundation and UNICEF Netherlands. In the very first session last week, the new council examined a number of issues from an entirely new perspective.

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The Hague, The Netherlands, February 19, 2015

Aegon Asset Management agrees strategic partnership with La Banque Postale

Aegon Asset Management agrees strategic partnership with La Banque Postale Aegon Asset Management and La Banque Postale have concluded an agreement to form a strategic long-term partnership to jointly develop and sell investment products.

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Slovakia, February 4, 2015

Aegon home insurance wins 'Newcomer of the Year 2014'

Aegon Golden Coin Award Aegon Slovakia recently took 'The Golden Coin' award for its Complete Home insurance. The ‘Golden Coin’ is a national independent competition that recognizes the best bank, insurance and leasing companies in Slovakia.

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The Netherlands, February 2, 2015

Aegon speeds up claims using video assessments

Aegon claims by video Aegon in the Netherlands has started a trial that allows customers to support their insurance claim using a live video feed from their smartphone, tablet or laptop. This new approach is expected to reduce the claim period considerably.

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The Netherlands, January 27, 2015

Aegon partners Startupbootcamp Amsterdam

Startupbootcamp Amsterdam Startupbootcamp is a three-month acceleration program that connects start-ups with top-level mentors and advisors – from the likes of new partner Aegon.

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Global, January 23, 2015

'The Essential' Collection

Aegon Essential Collection Video Portraits Martin and Inge Riebeek were commissioned by Aegon to produce ‘The Essential’ collection. Over a number of years this has resulted in a series of remarkable video portraits that provide a fascinating insight into people's lives.

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UK, December 24, 2014

Three-time cancer survivor Patrick McIntosh takes on the South Pole

Patrick McIntosh Aegon in the UK will support Chartered Financial Planner and three-time cancer survivor, Patrick McIntosh, as he embarks on an expedition to the South Pole to raise awareness of health issues and the importance of financial protection.

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Hungary, December 9, 2014

Damage Prevention Campaign receives trio of prestigious awards

Aegon European Award for Excellence Aegon’s Hungarian Damage Prevention Campaign has been recognized with a European Excellence Award, CSR Hungary Award and PR Society Award. These prestigious accolades acknowledge the best sustainable initiatives in Hungary.

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Global, November 20, 2014

A quarter of all women associate retirement with 'insecurity'

Aegon launches report examining women in retirement Women around the world share the same hopes for retirement as men. However, a sense of anxiety arises among women when asked about their expectations for retirement.

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The Hague, The Netherlands, November 10, 2014

Mijn Aegon App takes off

Mijn Aegon App Screenshot on smartphone Just a couple of months after launch, the Mijn Aegon app is proving popular with customers in the Netherlands. The app has already been downloaded over 35,000 times, putting it in the top 5 financial services app in the Netherlands.

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USA, November 4, 2014

Financial Planning in the Shadow of Dementia

Transamerica alzheimers partnership MIT Transamerica, Aegon's popular brand in North America, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology AgeLab highlighted the issues facing individuals and families affected by Alzheimer’s disease and dementia at a recent symposium.

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The Hague, September 26, 2014

Aegon receives Building Public Trust Award 2014

Aegon Today, Aegon won PwC’s Building Public Trust Award 2014 for its integrated reporting.

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The Hague, The Netherlands, September 12, 2014

Knab bank maintains its innovative edge with a trio of firsts

Knab bank innovation In October, Aegon’s online bank, Knab, will become the first to offer payments in The Netherlands using Facebook or a cell phone number. The new service, Knab Social, is the latest in a long list of customer-oriented innovations.

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Brazil, September 4, 2014

Website to attract over half a million visitors in first year

Aegon Mongeral Ecommerce Mongeral Aegon has become the first insurer in Brazil to enter the e-commerce world, opening up a market of over 100 million potential online users. The portal is on track to reach over 500,000 visitors this year.

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Spain, August 22, 2014

Aegon Enters Portuguese Market

Young girl on beach in Portugal Aegon has signed a 25-year agreement to distribute insurance products through Santander’s network of branches in Portugal. Banco Santander Totta has over 10% market share, around 630 branches and over 2 million customers.

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The Hague, The Netherlands, July 14, 2014

The Benefits of Diversity

Diversity at Aegon Many countries have strict rules about non-discrimination. But the arguments in favor of a more diverse workforce go much deeper than legal requirements alone – something Aegon is benefiting from right across its business.

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The Hague, The Netherlands, June 30, 2014

Aegon takes full ownership of onna-onna

Cartoon from onna onna insurance In 2011, Aegon purchased 50% of the shares in onna-onna, a unique insurance broker for female customers. On 30 June 2014, Aegon purchased all remaining shares.

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