Aegon offers USD 500 million 5.75% bonds

Aegon Funding Corp., a US-based company, will issue bonds of nominal USD 500 million due December 15, 2020.

The coupon of the bond is 5.75% and the issue price is 99.91%. The bond carries a full guarantee from Aegon N.V. in the Netherlands. The net proceeds will be used for general corporate purposes. The senior notes will be issued under Aegon's existing shelf registration statement in the United States. The offering is expected to close on December 12, 2005.  

Banc of America Securities LLC, Barclays Capital and Deutsche Bank Securities are joint book-running managers on the transaction.
Copies of a prospectus relating to this offering may be obtained from Bank of America, Prospectus Department, 100 W 33rd Street, 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10001 (telephone +1 800 294 1322;  

This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of the notes in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale is unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction.