Gerard van Dongen steps down

Gerard van Dongen (48), Senior Vice-President Group Communications of Aegon N.V., has indicated that he wants to step down as of 1 January 2004.

After a sabbatical, Mr Van Dongen, who has worked with Aegon since 1 January 1992, will concentrate on consultancy in financial-economic and communication fields.

The Executive Board of Aegon regrets but respects his decision and wishes him every success in his future career.