Mr. Routs, 62, a former Executive Director with Royal Dutch Shell PLC., will succeed Dudley Eustace, who will retire in 2010 as chairman of Aegon’s Supervisory Board. Mr. Eustace, who joined Aegon’s Supervisory Board in 1997 and whose current term ends this year, will be nominated for an additional one-year term at this year’s Annual General Meeting of Shareholders on April 22, 2009. As announced at last year’s Annual General Meeting of Shareholders, Mr. Eustace has been asked by the Supervisory Board to stay on as Chairman for an additional year, in light of the number of new members to the Supervisory Board and in order to ensure continuity.
“I am very pleased that Rob has agreed to succeed me as chairman of Aegon’s Supervisory Board,” Mr. Eustace said. “His broad experience in a variety of management positions with an international company will be of tremendous benefit to Aegon and its stakeholders in the years ahead. I am certain he will make a very successful chairman.”
Mr. Routs has been a member of Aegon’s Supervisory Board since 2008. His current term expires in 2012.
Name: Rob J. Routs Age: 62 Nationality: Dutch
Educated at the Technological University at Eindhoven in the Netherlands, Rob Routs began his career at Royal Dutch Shell in 1971 as a researcher and engineer. Over the next 30 years, he held a series of management jobs at the company in the Netherlands, the United States and Canada. Until recently, he was Royal Dutch Shell’s Executive Director for the Downstream. Mr. Routs was appointed to Aegon’s Supervisory Board in 2008. He also sits on the Board of Directors of Canadian Utilities and of the business school INSEAD and he is a member of The Economic Development Board of Singapore International Advisory Council.