In response to inaccurate information in the market, Aegon would like to clarify its capital position in the United States.
The company manages its U.S. capital position under multiple frameworks, of which the NAIC risk-based capital (RBC) framework is considered the most important one. The estimated RBC ratio amounted to 440% at year-end 2016, at the high-end of its 350-450% target range.
In addition, management hereby confirms that its current Standard & Poor's capital position – contrary to certain information in the market – is well above the Standard & Poor's 'AA' level at year-end 2016. The latest press release by Standard & Poor's can be found here, or refer to www.aegon.com/ratings.