Aegon announces the issuance of EUR 500 million in senior unsecured notes, due July 18, 2017

The notes were issued under Aegon's USD 6 billion debt issuance program at a price of 99.712%, and will carry a coupon of 3.00%. The transaction is expected to close on July 18, 2012.

Net proceeds from this issuance will be used for general corporate purposes and the redemption of short-term debt. Copies of documentation relating to this offering are available on Aegon's corporate website

The Notes have not been and will not be registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933 as amended (the 'Securities Act') and are subject to certain United States tax law requirements. Subject to certain exceptions, the Notes may not be offered, sold or delivered, directly or indirectly, in the United States, or to or for the account or benefit of US. persons (as such terms are defined in Regulation S under the Securities Act). For a further description of restrictions on offers, sales, resales and deliveries of Notes, see 'Subscription and Sale' in the Base Prospectus.

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