Aegon strengthens Dutch capital position and reports strong 2Q 2017 results

Solvency II ratio of Aegon NL increases from 144% on June 30, 2017 to ~175% on a pro forma basis as a result of EUR 1 billion capital injection from the group, the sale of UMG and risk profile enhancements.

Dividends from business units and proceeds from divestments provide financial flexibility to inject capital into Dutch business. Aegon intends to issue EUR 500 million 1-year senior notes in 3Q 2017 to prefund expected cash inflows.

Loss absorbing capacity of deferred taxes factor in NL set at 75% at June 30, 2017.

Based on its solid capital position and growing capital generation, Aegon NL is expected to resume dividend payments starting with a 2017 dividend payment of EUR 100 million in 1H 2018.
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