The Annual General Meeting of Shareholders (AGM) of Aegon N.V. was held today at the company's head office in The Hague. The decisions taken by the shareholders include the following:
Reappointment in the Executive Board
Mr. J.G. van der Werf was reappointed as a member of the Executive Board for a term of four years as of April 25, 2006.
Supervisory Board changes in composition
Mr. K.J. Storm was reappointed as a member of the Supervisory Board for a term of four years as of April 25, 2006.
Mr. C.M. Sobel was appointed as a member of the Supervisory Board for a term of four years as of April 25, 2006.
Mr. P. Voser retired from the Supervisory Board as of April 25, 2006.
The AGM adopted the annual accounts for the financial year 2005 and the members of the Executive Board and the Supervisory Board were released from liability for their duties.
Final dividend 2005
The total dividend for the financial year 2005 was fixed at EUR 0.45 per common share of EUR 0.12 par value. Taking into account the interim dividend of EUR 0.22, the final dividend amounts to EUR 0.23 per common share and will be paid entirely in cash or entirely in common shares, at the option of the shareholder. The stock fraction for the final dividend in common shares will be determined by the Executive Board and will be based upon the average price of the Aegon share as quoted on the Euronext Amsterdam Stock Exchange, calculated for the five trading days from May 3, 2006 up to and including May 9, 2006. The final dividend will be payable as of May 16, 2006.
Amendment to the Articles of Incorporation adopted
The Articles of Incorporation were amended as proposed. The amendment mainly concerns the abolition of bearer shares (K- and CF-certificates) and their replacement by registered shares.