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Aegon outlines exposure to Washington Mutual

The Hague, September 29, 2008

In light of recent developments related to Washington Mutual’s banking operations, Aegon releases its exposure to Washington Mutual.

  •  Aegon does not hold common equity in Washington Mutual.
  • During 2008, Aegon has actively lowered its exposure to Washington Mutual by approximately 47%. As of September 26, 2008, Aegon had a total general account fixed income gross exposure of EUR 125 million. This amount includes Credit Default Swaps-related exposure to Washington Mutual.
  • Any effect of credit losses on Aegon’s excess capital and net income will be substantially lower as a result of a variety of factors, including taxes and recovery values.