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AEGON Announces Senior Management Appointments

THE HAGUE, The Netherlands, August 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

AEGON announces the appointments of C. Michiel van Katwijk (45, Dutch) as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for the Americas and Darryl Button (43, Canadian) as Executive Vice President, Head of the Corporate Financial Center, effective September 1, 2012.

Mr. Button, who first joined AEGON in 1999 and is currently CFO of AEGON Americas, will relocate to The Hague where he will lead the various financial functions carried out at the Corporate Center. These include finance, treasury, tax and actuarial functions, as well as investor relations. He will report to Jan Nooitgedagt, CFO of AEGON N.V.

Michiel van Katwijk will relocate to Baltimore, Maryland where he will report to Mark Mullin, CEO of AEGON Americas and a member of the Management Board. During his 20 year career with AEGON, Mr. Van Katwijk held various senior management roles including Group Treasurer and more recently as Head of the Corporate Financial Center.

"These appointments reflect our determination to share the considerable knowledge and expertise that exists within AEGON," said Jan Nooitgedagt. "We look forward to benefiting from Darryl's extensive operational experience gained during his many years with AEGON Americas. At the same time, Michiel brings a wealth of experience to his new role in our US operations. Leveraging our strong capabilities across our organization is central in our strategy and essential to our ambitions to become a leader in our chosen markets in the coming years."


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 approximately 25,000 people and have nearly 47 million customers across the globe.
                                               Full year
    Key figures - EUR              Q2 2012          2011
    Underlying earnings before
    tax                        443 million   1.5 billion
    New life sales             428 million   1.8 billion
    Gross deposits             9.8 billion    32 billion
    (end of period)            452 billion   424 billion

Darryl Button

As at September 1, 2012: Executive Vice President, Head of the Corporate Financial Center

43, Canadian

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