Shareholders were given the opportunity to choose between receiving the 2015 final dividend in cash or in stock. The cash dividend amounts to EUR 0.13 per common share and will be payable as of June 24, 2016.
43% of shareholders elected to receive the stock dividend. Those who elected for a stock dividend will receive one Aegon common share for every 30 common shares held.
The stock fraction is based on Aegon's average share price as quoted on Euronext Amsterdam, using the high and low of each of the five trading days from June 13 up to and including June 17, 2016. The average share price calculated on this basis amounted to EUR 3.9057.
The stock dividend and the cash dividend are approximately equal in value. Aegon intends to neutralize the dilutive effect of the stock dividend on earnings per share.