For the first time, this report combines the Annual Report that Aegon must publish pursuant to the Dutch Civil Code with the Annual Report on Form 20-F as required under SEC regulations.
As a participant in the International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC)* pilot program, Aegon is also publishing an integrated 2011 Review. The Review provides a concise overview of Aegon's strategic objectives, business model, risk factors, governance, operating environment and financial performance. In addition, the Review provides insight into how Aegon is carrying-out its responsibilities toward its different stakeholders, and the impact of its operations on the broader community. The range of topics covered include customer satisfaction, employee engagement, responsible investing and corporate citizenship.
"Ensuring a sustainable business is central in Aegon's strategy, and an integrated Review allows us to reflect this approach within a larger view of the company. We hope that the Review will also provide a basis for dialogue with our stakeholders – customers, employees, business partners, communities and investors," says Jan Nooitgedagt, Chief Financial Officer of Aegon.
An electronic version of Aegon's 2011 Annual Report and 2011 Review is available in our Corporate Reporting Archive. Printed copies of the reports can also be ordered by completing an online form. Other documents related to Aegon's Annual General Meeting of Shareholders (AGM), including the agenda for the AGM, will be available as of April 4, 2012.
*The IIRC is leading the development of a global framework for Integrated Reporting.