The members of the Executive Board and the Supervisory Board were released from liability for their duties.
Shareholders approved the final dividend for 2012 of EUR 0.11 per common share. The final dividend will be paid in cash or in stock at the election of the shareholder. The stock fraction for the final dividend in common shares will be based upon the average price of Aegon shares as quoted on the Euronext Amsterdam Stock Exchange, calculated over the five trading days from June 3 up to and including June 7, 2013. The value of the stock dividend will be approximately equal to the cash dividend.
The meeting furthermore approved of the agreement between Aegon and Vereniging Aegon regarding the conversion of Aegon's preferred shares, of which the Association is the sole owner. Upon conversion, all of Aegon's preferred shares will be exchanged for cash and common shares. It is expected that the transaction will be effectuated before the end of May 2013.
For the Annual Accounts 2013, Ernst & Young was appointed as the company's independent auditor. PwC was appointed to serve as external accountant for the Annual Accounts 2014-2016.