The proposed 2004 dividend was approved by the shareholders at the Annual General Meeting held on April 21, 2005. Shareholders were given the option to receive the final dividend in cash or in common shares. The final dividend in cash is EUR 0.21 per common share of EUR 0.12 par value and will be made payable as from May 17, 2005.
Shareholders who elected a final dividend in Aegon shares will receive one new Aegon common share per 45 common shares. The stock fraction has been based on the average stock price on Euronext Amsterdam over the period from May 3 through May 9, 2005 and represents a 4.2% higher value than the cash dividend.
Holders of New York shares will be contacted by Aegon’s US Transfer Agent, Citibank.