On August 10, 2006 Aegon N.V. declared an interim dividend for the fiscal year 2006, giving the shareholders the choice to receive the interim dividend either in cash or in stock.
The interim dividend in cash is EUR 0.24 per common share of EUR 0.12 par value and will be made payable as of September 21, 2006.
Shareholders who elected an interim dividend in Aegon shares will receive one new Aegon common share for every 62 common shares. The stock fraction has been based on the average share price on Euronext Amsterdam over the period from September 11, 2006 through September 15, 2006, and represents a 5.6% lower value than the cash dividend.
With reference to our press release dated August 10, 2006, Aegon N.V. announces the buy-back of Aegon N.V. shares. The purpose of the buy-back is to neutralize the dilution effect of the interim dividend in shares.
Aegon N.V. will repurchase 11.6 million common shares. The buy-back will be completed before year-end 2006.