Aegon Announces Stock Fraction Interim Dividend 2017

Aegon Announces Stock Fraction Interim Dividend 2017

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THE HAGUE, Netherlands, September 13, 2017

THE HAGUE, Netherlands, September 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --

Aegon shareholders were given the opportunity to choose between receiving the 2017 interim dividend of EUR 0.13 per common share in cash or in stock. The stock dividend and the cash dividend are approximately equal in value. 43% of shareholders elected to receive the stock dividend.  

Those who elected a stock dividend will receive one Aegon common share for every 36 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 September 4 up to and including September 8, 2017. The average share price calculated on this basis amounted to
EUR 4.7033. The dividend will be payable as of September 15, 2017. Aegon intends to neutralize the dilutive effect of the final 2016 and interim 2017 stock dividend on earnings per share in the fourth quarter of this year, barring unforeseen circumstances.

About Aegon 

Aegon's roots go back more than 170 years - to the first half of the nineteenth century. Since then, Aegon has grown into an international company, with businesses in more than 20 countries in the Americas, Europe and Asia. Today, Aegon is one of the world's leading financial services organizations, providing life insurance, pensions and asset management. Aegon's purpose is to help people achieve a lifetime of financial security. More information on    

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Further details of potential risks and uncertainties affecting Aegon are described in its filings with the Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets 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, Aegon 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 Aegon's expectations with regard thereto or any change in events, conditions or circumstances on which any such statement is based.

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