On August 11, 2005 Aegon N.V. declared an interim dividend for the fiscal year 2005, giving the shareholders the choice to receive the interim dividend in either cash or in stock. The interim dividend in cash is EUR 0.22 per common share of EUR 0.12 par value and will be made payable as from September 23, 2005.
Shareholders who elected an interim dividend in stock will receive 1 new Aegon common share for every 50 common shares. The stock fraction has been based on the average share price on Euronext Amsterdam from September 13 through September 19, 2005, and represents a 5.8% 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.