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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,
Asia. AEGON companies employ approximately 25,000 people and have nearly 47 million customers across the globe.
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
September 1, 2012: Executive Vice President, Head of the Corporate Financial Center