Aegon announced today that it will repurchase common shares for an amount of EUR 96 million to neutralize the dilutive effect of its 2021 interim dividend paid in shares. These shares will be held as treasury shares and will be used to pay future dividends in shares.
Shareholders were given the opportunity to choose between receiving the 2021 interim dividend of EUR 0.08 per common share in cash or in shares. 58% of shareholders elected to receive the interim dividend in shares.
The repurchase will commence on October 1, 2021 and is expected to be completed on or before October 26, 2021. Aegon will engage a third party to execute the transactions on its behalf. The common shares will be repurchased at a maximum of the average of the daily volume-weighted average prices during the repurchase period.
Weekly updates regarding the transactions will be available on aegon.com.