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The Hague, December 6, 2011

Aegon to reaffirm targets at annual investor conference in New York

CEO Alex Wynaendts will reaffirm the company’s financial targets, first announced last February, and detail the steps Aegon is taking to secure a leading position in each of its chosen markets.

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The Hague, November 24, 2011

Aegon completes sale of Guardian in the UK

Aegon completed the sale of its UK-based Guardian life and pension business for a total cash consideration of GBP 275 million to Cinven, a European private equity group.

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The Hague, November 10, 2011

Aegon withstands market turmoil with continued capital strength and resilient franchise

The challenging financial market conditions clearly impacted Aegon’s earnings during the third quarter.

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The Hague, September 29, 2011

Aegon to Restructure Business in the Netherlands

Aegon today announces plans to make its business in The Netherlands more agile and better positioned to respond to changing conditions and opportunities in the Dutch market.

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The Hague, August 16, 2011

Aegon to Sell Closed UK Life Insurance Business Guardian

In line with its strategic objective to optimize its portfolio of businesses, Aegon has decided to sell its UK-based Guardian life and pension business to Cinven, a European private equity group.

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The Hague, August 10, 2011

Aegon Completes Divestment of Transamerica Reinsurance

Aegon yesterday completed the divestment of its life reinsurance business, Transamerica Reinsurance, to SCOR, a global reinsurance company, following the final approval of the relevant regulatory authorities.

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The Hague, August 8, 2011

Arthur Docters van Leeuwen Steps Down from Aegon N.V. Supervisory Board

As announced during Aegon’s Annual General Meeting of Shareholders in May, Mr. Arthur Docters van Leeuwen has informed Aegon’s Supervisory Board of his intention to resign as a Board member. 

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The Hague, June 21, 2011

Aegon Details Strategy To Deliver Sustainable Earnings Growth

“The steps we have taken since 2008 have significantly transformed Aegon,” said Alex Wynaendts.

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The Hague, June 15, 2011

Aegon Completes Repayment To Dutch State

Aegon today fulfils its key objective of repurchasing all of the EUR 3 billion core capital securities issued to the Dutch State at the height of the financial crisis in 2008.

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The Hague, May 12, 2011

Aegon Announces Q1 2011 Net Income of EUR 327 Million

Underlying earnings growth in Americas and New Markets offset by declines in UK and Netherlands

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The Hague, April 26, 2011

Aegon to Divest Transamerica Reinsurance to SCOR

Aegon announces the divestment of its life reinsurance business, Transamerica Reinsurance, to SCOR, a global reinsurance company.

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The Hague, April 14, 2011

Aegon Successfully Completes Sale of EUR 1.5 Billion "SAECURE 10" RMBS Notes

Aegon announces that it has successfully completed the sale of EUR 1.5 billion Class A residential mortgage-backed securities * (RMBS) to a broad group of institutional investors **.

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The Hague, March 31, 2011

Aegon’s 2010 Form 20-F and Annual Report Available

Aegon N.V. has filed its Annual Report on Form 20-F for the year 2010 with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

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The Hague, March 16, 2011

Aegon Repurchases EUR 750 Million of Core Capital Securities

Aegon yesterday repurchased EUR 750 million convertible core capital securities from the Dutch State.

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The Hague, March 8, 2011

Aegon Appoints Adrian Grace CEO Aegon UK

Otto Thoresen to join Association of British Insurers as Director General

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The Hague, February 24, 2011

Aegon Completes 10% Equity Issue

Aegon has completed a 10% equity issue via an accelerated book-build offering.  

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The Hague, February 24, 2011

Aegon to Launch Equity Issue of 10%

Aegon reiterates its intention to repurchase all outstanding core capital provided by the Dutch State before the end of June 2011.  

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The Hague, February 24, 2011

Aegon Announces Strong Q4 2010 Results


The Hague, February 16, 2011

Aegon Supervisory Board Member Cecelia Kempler to Resign

Aegon announces that Supervisory Board member Cecelia (Sue) Kempler has submitted her resignation from the Board due to health reasons.

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The Hague, December 7, 2010

Aegon to detail progress in execution of strategy at investor conference

“We are making solid progress towards our ambition of securing a leadership position for Aegon in all of our chosen markets in the coming five years,” said CEO Alex Wynaendts.

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The Hague, December 1, 2010

Aegon to sharpen focus on core activities in US and capture efficiencies

“Key to Aegon’s long-term strategy is the need to focus on our core activities and identify ways to better leverage resources and capture efficiencies, as evidenced by our decision to consolidate operations,” said Mark Mullin 

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The Hague, November 11, 2010

Aegon improves earnings, sales and capital position

During the third quarter Aegon achieved significantly improved year-over-year results, as measured by increases in underlying earnings, net income, new life sales and deposits.

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The Hague, September 27, 2010

Aegon successfully completes sale of EUR 842 million ‘SAECURE 9’ RMBS notes

Aegon announces that it has successfully completed the sale of EUR 842 million residential mortgage-backed securities* (RMBS) to a broad group of institutional investors.

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The Hague, September 7, 2010

Aegon appoints global Head of Sustainability

Aegon has appointed Executive Vice President Marc van Weede as global Head of Sustainability, reporting to CEO Alex Wynaendts.

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The Hague, August 31, 2010

Aegon repays EUR 500 million of government support

Aegon yesterday fulfilled its commitment to repay to the Dutch State EUR 500 million of the EUR 3 billion in core capital the company secured through its largest shareholder, Vereniging Aegon in 2008.

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The Hague, August 17, 2010

Aegon concludes approval process with European Commission

Aegon today expects to receive final approval from the European Commission regarding the EUR 3 billion of capital support the company obtained from the Dutch State in December 2008.

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The Hague, August 12, 2010

Aegon posts strong results for second quarter 2010

“The significant increase in sales, underlying earnings and net income during the second quarter of this year demonstrate the continued strength of Aegon’s business."

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The Hague, July 13, 2010

Sarah Russell appointed CEO of Aegon’s global asset management business

Aegon has appointed Sarah Russell as the new Chief Executive Officer of Aegon Asset Management, effective August 1.

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The Hague, July 8, 2010

Aegon successfully completes sale of EUR 1 billion ‘SAECURE 7’ RMBS notes

Aegon announces that it has successfully completed the sale of EUR 1,017,500,000 Class A residential mortgage-backed securities* (RMBS) in a private placement with institutional investors.

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The Hague, July 6, 2010

Aegon appoints global head of human resources

Aegon has appointed Carla Mahieu as its global head of human resources, reporting to CEO Alex Wynaendts.

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The Hague, June 22, 2010

Aegon takes steps to sharpen focus on core activities

“Over the past 24 months we have strengthened Aegon's balance sheet, substantially reduced our costs and significantly improved our risk profile," said Mr. Wynaendts.

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The Hague, June 1, 2010

Aegon appoints Clare Bousfield Chief Financial Officer in the UK

Jan Nooitgedagt, Member of the Management Board and Aegon’s CFO said, “We are delighted to have attracted a person of Clare Bousfield’s caliber."

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The Hague, April 12, 2010

Aegon to enhance disclosure with new reporting format

As previously announced, Aegon will introduce a new reporting format that better aligns with the way Aegon manages its businesses, beginning on May 12 when the company announces its financial results for the first quarter of 2010.

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The Hague, April 2, 2010

Aegon completes sale of Dutch funeral insurance business

Aegon has completed the sale of its funeral insurance business in the Netherlands to Dutch investment firm Egeria for EUR 212 million. The sale was announced on February 1, 2010.

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The Hague, March 29, 2010

Aegon 2009 financial statements available

Aegon N.V. has filed its Annual Report on Form 20-F for the year 2009 with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

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The Hague, February 26, 2010

Aegon shares to be delisted from Tokyo Stock Exchange

Aegon’s common shares are scheduled to be delisted from the Tokyo Stock Exchange on March 27th, 2010. All trading in Aegon common shares will cease from that date.

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The Hague, February 25, 2010

Aegon increases profitability during fourth quarter

“Clearly, the steps we have taken over the past year have delivered solid results - a return to profit, reduced expenses, and continued customer confidence, resulting in increased sales in all country units."

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The Hague, February 1, 2010

Aegon sells Dutch funeral insurance business

Aegon announces the sale of its funeral insurance business in the Netherlands to Dutch investment firm Egeria for an amount of EUR 212 million.

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The Hague, January 18, 2010

Aegon to delist from Tokyo Stock Exchange

Aegon will make an application to delist its common shares from the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

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The Hague, December 11, 2009

Aegon issues GBP 400 million of 6.625% notes

Aegon announces the issuance of GBP 400 million in senior unsecured notes, due December 16, 2039.

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The Hague, December 1, 2009

Aegon repays one third of government support

Aegon yesterday repaid one third of the EUR 3 billion in core capital the company secured last year through its largest shareholder, Vereniging Aegon and funded by the Dutch government.

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The Hague, November 24, 2009

Aegon announces offering of USD 500 million of 4.625% senior notes

Aegon announces the offering of USD 500 million senior unsecured notes due December 1, 2015.

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