Aegon N.V. announces the pricing of a EUR 200 million offering of 6% Perpetual Capital Securities for the retail investor market. The offer has been made under Aegon's USD 6 billion program for the issuance of debt instruments.
The Perpetual Capital Securities will carry a fixed coupon of 6% and the issue price will be EUR 1,000. Application has been made to list the Perpetual Capital Securities on Eurolist by Euronext Amsterdam. The issue is expected to close on July 21, 2006, and the Perpetual Capital Securities are expected to be admitted to trading on Euronext as of such date. The proceeds from the issue will be used for general corporate purposes. This issue will further strengthen Aegon's capital base in a non-dilutive and cost effective manner.
The joint bookrunners for the offering of Perpetual Capital Securities are ABN AMRO Bank, ING Wholesale Banking and Rabobank International. Senior co-lead managers are Fortis Bank and Merrill Lynch & Co. The offering is being made pursuant to Final Terms, a Base Prospectus and an accompanying Registration Document, copies of which are available on this site.
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 Base Prospectus.