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Aegon and Banco Santander complete exclusive 25-year partnership in Spain

The Hague, June 4, 2013

The long-term partnership enables Aegon to consolidate its strong market position in Spain and supports Aegon's ambition to become a leader in its chosen markets.

  • Consolidates Aegon's strong position in Spain
  • Supports Aegon's broader strategy to become a leader in its chosen markets

Aegon has completed an exclusive 25-year strategic partnership with Banco Santander, Spain's largest financial group, first announced last December.

Under the terms of the agreement, Aegon has acquired a 51% stake in both a life insurance company as well as in a non-life insurance company for a consideration of EUR 220 million. The joint ventures will distribute life and general insurance products through Banco Santander's extensive branch network. Aegon Spain will provide the back-office services to the joint venture companies.

The long-term partnership enables Aegon to consolidate its strong market position in Spain and supports Aegon's ambition to become a leader in its chosen markets. The Santander franchise of 4,000 bank branches provides Aegon with access to twelve million customers throughout the country, and includes the integrated networks of Banesto, Banif and Openbank.

Aegon has been active in Spain for over thirty years and maintains a long-term commitment to the country. It has established a reputation as a preferred provider of protection products and services through its network of bancassurance joint ventures.