On August 12, 2004 Aegon N.V. declared an interim dividend for the fiscal year 2004, giving the shareholders the choice to receive the interim dividend in either cash or in stock.
The interim dividend in cash is EUR 0.21 per common share of EUR 0.12 par value and will be made payable as from September 24, 2004.
Shareholders who elected an interim dividend in stock will receive 1 new Aegon common share for every 42 common shares. The stock fraction has been based on the average stock price on Euronext Amsterdam during the period from September 14 up to and including September 20, 2004, and represents a 4.3% higher value than the cash dividend. Holders of Aegon N.V. New York shares will be contacted by Aegon's US Transfer Agent, Citibank N.A.