Aegon to sell Clark Consulting

Aegon USA, LLC has reached an agreement with Greenspoint Capital and The Newport Group to sell Clark Consulting, its Bank-Owned Life Insurance (BOLI) distribution and servicing unit in the US, for USD 177.5 million (EUR 160 million).

Aegon aims to enhance its risk-return profile and to improve capital efficiency. This transaction demonstrates the company's ongoing efforts to further reduce the capital deployed to its run-off businesses and increase the return on capital invested.

Clark Consulting is a distinct entity within the BOLI/COLI insurance business that is currently in run-off. The BOLI/COLI insurance block with a balance of USD 8.5 billion is not part of this transaction and will continue to be serviced by Aegon's US subsidiaries.

The parties anticipate that the transaction will close in the third quarter of 2015, subject to regulatory approvals.


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About Clark Consulting

For over four decades Clark Consulting has built strong relationships with clients and insurance company partners in the financial services industry and has created tailored Bank-Owned Life Insurance (BOLI) programs for major financial institutions for more than 25 years. Clark Consulting's mission is to offer Insurance Solutions To Optimize Capital and to continue serving the ever-changing life insurance needs of financial institutions.

About Greenspoint Capital and The Newport Group

Greenspoint Capital, LLC, is a newly-formed entity directly and indirectly owned by investment funds managed by Stone Point Capital, LLC, and an affiliate of A2 Capital Holdings, LLC. Stone Point Capital is a financial services-focused private equity firm based in Greenwich, Conn. The firm has raised and managed six private equity funds – the Trident Funds – with aggregate committed capital of approximately USD 13 billion. Investment funds managed by Stone Point Capital own a controlling interest in The Newport Group (Newport). Newport is one of the leading independent retirement service companies in the United States. Newport works closely with advisors to provide employers with a complete array of retirement solutions, corporate insurance services, and consulting services. Together with its affiliate, Verisight, Inc., the firm has approximately 1,000 associates across the nation, more than 9,500 plans with over 975,000 plan participants, and services more than USD 120 billion of corporate client assets.

Note: Aegon USA, LLC is domiciled in the United States and an indirect, wholly owned subsidiary of Aegon N.V., headquartered in The Hague, the Netherlands.