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Ambassador Clifford M. Sobel steps down from SB

The Hague, July 19, 2006

The Honorable Clifford M. Sobel has resigned from the Supervisory Board of Aegon N.V., following his appointment as the United States Ambassador to Brazil.

Diplomats of the United States government are not permitted to hold memberships on corporate boards during their active service.

Ambassador Sobel served as the United States Ambassador to the Netherlands from 2001 to 2005. Subsequently, Mr. Sobel joined the Supervisory Board of Aegon N.V. on April 25, 2006. The Supervisory Board regrets not to have the opportunity to continue to benefit from Ambassador Sobel's valuable contributions to the Board. The Board expresses its gratitude to Ambassador Sobel and wishes him success in his new position.