Today Aegon N.V. increased the euro tranche of the Perpetual Capital Securities issue, which was announced on June 28, 2004. This part of the issue was targeted at European private investors. The euro tranche was increased by EUR 50 million, from EUR 450 million to EUR 500 million.
The euro tranche of the Aegon Perpetual Capital Securities will pay investors a variable coupon based on the yield of 10-year Dutch government bonds plus an additional spread of 10 basis points. The euro tranche is priced at 100. The coupon will be reset each quarter based on the then prevailing 10-year Dutch government bond yield, with a maximum of 8.0%.
The US dollar tranche of the Aegon Perpetual Capital Securities will pay investors a variable coupon based on the yield of 10-year USD interest rate swaps plus an additional spread of 10 basis points. The US dollar tranche is priced at 100. The coupon will be reset each quarter based on the then prevailing 10-year USD interest rate swap yield, with a maximum of 8.5%. The US dollar tranche amounts to USD 250 million.
Application for listing on Euronext Amsterdam has been made for these securities and are expected to be traded as of July 15, 2004. The Aegon Perpetual Capital Securities rank junior to Aegon's existing subordinated debt and contain provisions for interest deferral and early redemption. The proceeds from the issue will be used to refinance senior debt. This will further strengthen Aegon's capital base in a non-dilutive and cost effective manner.
The Aegon Perpetual Capital Securities euro tranche is distributed through ABN AMRO and Rabobank. The US dollar tranche is distributed through ABN AMRO, BNP Paribas and Citigroup.
Detailed terms and conditions are described in the preliminary offering circular which is available on this site or may be obtained from one of the banks listed above.
The Securities have not been and will not be registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933 as amended (the 'Securities Act') and are Securities in bearer form that are subject to certain United States tax law requirements. Subject to certain exceptions, the Securities may not be offered, sold or delivered, directly or indirectly, in the United States, or to or for the account or benefit of U.S. persons (as such terms are defined in Regulation S under the Securities Act). For a further description of registrations on offers, sales, resales and deliveries of Securities, see 'Subscription and Sale' in the Offering Circular.