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Aegon announces appointment of Mark Mullin as President of Aegon Americas

The Hague, January 26, 2009

“The Americas are vital to the success of Aegon’s long-term strategy,” said Alex Wynaendts, Aegon’s CEO.

Aegon USA Executive Vice President Mark Mullin has been appointed President of Aegon Americas with responsibility for operations in the United States, Canada and Latin America. 

Mr. Mullin currently heads Aegon's pension operations in the United States, as well as Aegon's US annuity and mutual fund businesses. Mr. Mullin joined Aegon in 1987.

Current CEO of Aegon Americas Pat Baird will continue to maintain direct responsibility for Aegon’s life reinsurance business, in addition to his international responsibilities as a member of Aegon N.V.'s Management Board, which include Aegon’s business in Asia. Mr. Baird is also currently serving a one-year term as Chairman of the American Council of Life Insurers (ACLI), which ends in October, 2009. Mr. Mullin will continue to report to Pat Baird.

“The Americas are vital to the success of Aegon’s long-term strategy,” said Alex Wynaendts, Aegon’s CEO. “Mark’s extensive knowledge of our businesses there and his strong track record will be a tremendous asset as we strengthen our position in what continues to be the world’s largest market for life insurance and pensions.”

With businesses in the United States, Canada, Mexico and Brazil, Aegon companies employ more than 15,000 people and serve some 20 million customers across the Americas. Approximately 60% of Aegon’s total business is generated in the Americas.