On 7 August 2003 Aegon N.V. declared an optional interim dividend for the fiscal year 2003, thereby giving the shareholders the choice to receive the interim dividend in either cash or in stock.
The interim dividend in cash is EUR 0.20 per common share of EUR 0.12 par value and will be made payable as from 19 September 2003.
Shareholders who elected an interim dividend in stock will receive a stock fraction of 1/56 per common share. The stock fraction has been determined by the average stock price on Euronext Amsterdam over the period from 9 September up to and including 15 September 2003.
Holders of New York shares will be contacted by Aegon's US Transfer Agent, Citibank.