Aegon N.V. today published the agenda for its Annual General Meeting of Shareholders (AGM) on Friday, May 19, 2017.
The agenda includes proposals to adopt the Annual Accounts 2016, and to approve the final dividend for 2016 of EUR 0.13 per common share, bringing the total dividend for 2016 to EUR 0.26 per common share.
Also included in the agenda is the proposal to appoint Mr. Matthew Rider as Chief Financial Officer and member of the Executive Board of Aegon N.V. Mr. Rider joined Aegon on January 1, 2017, after 25 years in various roles within the financial services industry. Most recently, he was Chief Administration Officer and a member of the Management Board at ING Insurance, based in the Netherlands. In this role he was responsible for all of ING's insurance and asset management operations, and specifically for Finance and Risk Management. Prior to being on the Management Board of ING Insurance, Mr. Rider held various other management positions at ING, Merrill Lynch Insurance Group, Transamerica and Banner Life Insurance Company. His proposed appointment has been approved by DNB.
The Supervisory Board proposes to reappoint Mrs. Dona Young as a member of the Supervisory Board for an additional term of four years as of May 19, 2017. Mrs. Young was appointed to Aegon's Supervisory Board in 2013 and she is a member of the Audit Committee and Risk Committee.
Furthermore, the agenda includes a proposal to appoint Mr. William Connelly and Mr. Mark Ellman as members of the Supervisory Board for a term of four years as of May 19, 2017. Mr. Connelly is a former member of the Management Board of ING Bank. Mr. Ellman is former Vice Chairman of Global Origination at Bank of America/Merrill Lynch and a member of the Non-Executive Board of Aegon US for which his membership will be terminated if he is appointed as member of the Supervisory Board at the AGM. Their proposed appointments have been approved by DNB.
Further details of the proposed (re)appointments can be found in the AGM agenda.