REG-Aegon N.V.: Stock fraction final dividend 2011 AEGON at 1/33

Fri Jun 8, 2012 1:30pm EDT

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AEGON determines stock fraction final dividend 2011 at 1/33

AEGON shareholders approved the proposed 2011 final dividend at the Annual
General Meeting on
May 16, 2012. Shareholders were given the choice between a final dividend in
either cash or stock.

The cash dividend amounts to EUR 0.10 per common share and will be payable as
of June 15, 2012.

Shareholders who elected a stock dividend will receive one new AEGON common
share for every 33 common shares held. The stock fraction is based on AEGON's
average share price as quoted on the Euronext Amsterdam Stock Exchange,
calculated over the five trading days from June 4 up to and including June 8,
2012. The stock dividend and the cash dividend are approximately equal in


As an international life insurance, pensions and asset management company based
in The Hague, AEGON has businesses in over twenty markets in the Americas,
Europe and Asia. AEGON companies employ over 25,000 people and have nearly
47 million customers across the globe.

Key figures - EUR            Q1 2012    Full year
Underlying earnings              425  1.5 billion
before tax                   million             
New life sales                   445  1.8 billion
Gross deposits                  11.0   32 billion
Revenue-generating               437  424 billion
investments                  billion             
(end of period)                                  

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uncertainties and assumptions that are difficult to predict. AEGON undertakes
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Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking
statements, which merely reflect company expectations at the time of writing.
Actual results may differ materially from expectations conveyed in
forward-looking statements due to changes caused by various risks and
uncertainties. Such risks and uncertainties include but are not limited to the

  * Changes in general economic conditions, particularly in the United States,
    the Netherlands and the United Kingdom;
  * Changes in the performance of financial markets, including emerging
    markets, such as with regard to:
    - The frequency and severity of defaults by issuers in AEGON's fixed income
    investment portfolios; and
    - The effects of corporate bankruptcies and/or accounting restatements on the
    financial markets and the resulting decline in the value of equity and debt
    securities AEGON holds;
    - The effects of declining creditworthiness of certain private sector
    securities and the resulting decline in the value of sovereign exposure
    that AEGON holds;
  * Changes in the performance of AEGON's investment portfolio and decline in
    ratings of the company's counterparties;
  * Consequences of a potential (partial) break-up of the euro;
  * The frequency and severity of insured loss events;
  * Changes affecting mortality, morbidity, persistence and other factors that
    may impact the profitability of AEGON's insurance products;
  * Reinsurers to whom AEGON has ceded significant underwriting risks may fail
    to meet their obligations;
  * Changes affecting interest rate levels and continuing low or rapidly
    changing interest rate levels; changes affecting currency exchange rates,
    in particular the EUR/USD and EUR/GBP exchange rates;
  * Changes in the availability of, and costs associated with, liquidity
    sources such as bank and capital markets funding, as well as conditions in
    the credit markets in general such as changes in borrower and counterparty
  * Increasing levels of competition in the United States, the Netherlands, the
    United Kingdom and emerging markets;
  * Changes in laws and regulations, particularly those affecting AEGON's
    operations, ability to hire and retain key personnel, the products the
    company sells, and the attractiveness of certain products to its consumers;
  * Regulatory changes relating to the insurance industry in the jurisdictions
    in which AEGON operates;
  * Changes in customer behavior and public opinion in general related to,
    among other things, the type of products also AEGON sells, including legal,
    regulatory or commercial necessity to meet changing customer expectations;
  * Acts of God, acts of terrorism, acts of war and pandemics;
  * Changes in the policies of central banks and/or governments;
  * Lowering of one or more of AEGON's debt ratings issued by recognized rating
    organizations and the adverse impact such action may have on the company's
    ability to raise capital and on its liquidity and financial condition;
  * Lowering of one or more of insurer financial strength ratings of AEGON's
    insurance subsidiaries and the adverse impact such action may have on the
    premium writings, policy retention, profitability of its insurance
    subsidiaries and liquidity;
  * The effect of the European Union's Solvency II requirements and other
    regulations in other jurisdictions affecting the capital AEGON is required
    to maintain;
  * Litigation or regulatory action that could require AEGON to pay significant
    damages or change the way the company does business;
  * As AEGON's operations support complex transactions and are highly dependent
    on the proper functioning of information technology, a computer system
    failure or security breach may disrupt the company's business, damage its
    reputation and adversely affect its results of operations, financial
    condition and cash flows;
  * Customer responsiveness to both new products and distribution channels;
  * Competitive, legal, regulatory, or tax changes that affect profitability,
    the distribution cost of or demand for AEGON's products;
  * Changes in accounting regulations and policies may affect AEGON's reported
    results and shareholder's equity;
  * The impact of acquisitions and divestitures, restructurings, product
    withdrawals and other unusual items, including AEGON's ability to integrate
    acquisitions and to obtain the anticipated results and synergies from
  * Catastrophic events, either manmade or by nature, could result in material
    losses and significantly interrupt AEGON's business; and
  * AEGON's failure to achieve anticipated levels of earnings or operational
    efficiencies as well as other cost saving initiatives.
Further details of potential risks and uncertainties affecting the company are
described in the company's filings with NYSE Euronext Amsterdam and the US
Securities and Exchange Commission, including the Annual Report. These
forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this document. Except
as required by any applicable law or regulation, the company expressly
disclaims any obligation or undertaking to release publicly any updates or
revisions to any forward-looking statements contained herein to reflect any
change in the company's expectations with regard thereto or any change in
events, conditions or circumstances on which any such statement is based.

Press release

June 8, 2012

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