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Aegon Appoints Global Chief Technology Officer

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Aegon announces the appointment of Aegon Americas COO Brenda Clancy to the new role of
Global Chief Technology Officer, effective June 1, 2013. Ms. Clancy will develop and lead
Aegon's Group-wide global IT governance framework and enterprise IT strategy. The
appointment is an essential step in the Group's long-term strategic commitment to creating
a culture of innovation and employing technology to improve digital customer relationships
and pursue operational excellence.

    Ms. Clancy's role will include forming and leading a global IT board, and overseeing
new organizational IT functions. Aegon CEO Alex Wynaendts emphasized the importance of
implementing stronger IT governance practices to support the Group's strategic objective
of investing in technology and innovation to get closer to customers.

    "It is imperative that we capitalize on the collective talents of the organization to
drive innovative ways of working and interacting with our customers. The benefits of
technology offer us an opportunity to do things better and smarter, and ultimately to
better serve our customers now and in the future," said Mr. Wynaendts. "Strengthening our
IT governance to better coordinate resources and support our businesses is an essential
aspect of this new approach."

    Ms. Clancy will step down as Chief Operating Officer of Aegon Americas, a role she has
held since 2005; she will remain a member of the Aegon Americas Management Board as well
as the Group's Management Committee, reporting to Mr. Wynaendts.

    DISCLAIMER

    Forward-looking statements

    The statements contained in this document that are not historical facts are
forward-looking statements as defined in the US Private Securities Litigation Reform Act
of 1995. The following are words that identify such forward-looking statements: aim,
believe, estimate, target, intend, may, expect, anticipate, predict, project, counting on,
plan, continue, want, forecast, goal, should, would, is confident, will, and similar
expressions as they relate to Aegon. These statements are not guarantees of future
performance and involve risks, uncertainties and assumptions that are difficult to
predict. Aegon undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking
statements. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking
statements, which merely reflect company expectations at the time of writing. Actual
results may differ materially from expectations conveyed in forward-looking statements due
to changes caused by various risks and uncertainties. Such risks and uncertainties include
but are not limited to the following:

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    - Changes in general economic conditions, particularly in the United States,
      the Netherlands and the United Kingdom;
    - Changes in the performance of financial markets, including emerging markets,
      such as with regard to: - The frequency and severity of defaults by issuers in Aegon's
      fixed income investment portfolios; - The effects of corporate bankruptcies and/or
      accounting restatements on the financial markets and the resulting decline in the
      value of equity and debt securities Aegon holds; and - The effects of declining
      creditworthiness of certain private sector securities and the resulting decline in the
      value of sovereign exposure that Aegon holds;
    - Changes in the performance of Aegon's investment portfolio and decline in
      ratings of Aegon's counterparties;
    - Consequences of a potential (partial) break-up of the euro;
    - The frequency and severity of insured loss events;
    - Changes affecting mortality, morbidity, persistence and other factors that may
      impact the profitability of Aegon's insurance products;
    - Reinsurers to whom Aegon has ceded significant underwriting risks may fail to
      meet their obligations;
    - Changes affecting interest rate levels and continuing low or rapidly changing
      interest rate levels;
    - Changes affecting currency exchange rates, in particular the EUR/USD and
      EUR/GBP exchange rates;
    - Changes in the availability of, and costs associated with, liquidity sources
      such as bank and capital markets funding, as well as conditions in the credit markets
      in general such as changes in borrower and counterparty creditworthiness;
    - Increasing levels of competition in the United States, the Netherlands, the
      United Kingdom and emerging markets;
    - Changes in laws and regulations, particularly those affecting Aegon's
      operations, ability to hire and retain key personnel, the products Aegon sells, and
      the attractiveness of certain products to its consumers;
    - Regulatory changes relating to the insurance industry in the jurisdictions in
      which Aegon operates;
    - Changes in customer behavior and public opinion in general related to, among
      other things, the type of products also Aegon sells, including legal, regulatory or
      commercial necessity to meet changing customer expectations;
    - Acts of God, acts of terrorism, acts of war and pandemics;
    - Changes in the policies of central banks and/or governments;
    - Lowering of one or more of Aegon's debt ratings issued by recognized rating
      organizations and the adverse impact such action may have on Aegon's ability to raise
      capital and on its liquidity and financial condition;
    - Lowering of one or more of insurer financial strength ratings of Aegon's
      insurance subsidiaries and the adverse impact such action may have on the premium
      writings, policy retention, profitability and liquidity of its insurance subsidiaries;
    - The effect of the European Union's Solvency II requirements and other
      regulations in other jurisdictions affecting the capital Aegon is required to
      maintain;
    - Litigation or regulatory action that could require Aegon to pay significant
      damages or change the way Aegon does business;
    - As Aegon's operations support complex transactions and are highly dependent on
      the proper functioning of information technology, a computer system failure or
      security breach may disrupt Aegon's business, damage its reputation and adversely
      affect its results of operations, financial condition and cash flows;
    - Customer responsiveness to both new products and distribution channels;
    - Competitive, legal, regulatory, or tax changes that affect profitability, the
      distribution cost of or demand for Aegon's products;
    - Changes in accounting regulations and policies may affect Aegon's reported
      results and shareholders' equity;
    - The impact of acquisitions and divestitures, restructurings, product
      withdrawals and other unusual items, including Aegon's ability to integrate
      acquisitions and to obtain the anticipated results and synergies from acquisitions;
    - Catastrophic events, either manmade or by nature, could result in material
      losses and significantly interrupt Aegon's business; and
    - Aegon's failure to achieve anticipated levels of earnings or operational
      efficiencies as well as other cost saving initiatives.
</pre>    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.

    ABOUT AEGON

    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 24,000 people and have millions of customers across the
globe. Further information: aegon.com
[http://www.aegon.com/Documents/aegon-com/Governance/Governance-documents/EB-and-MB/Employment-agreement-Nooitgedagt.pdf ]
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    Media relations
    Greg Tucker
    +31(0)70-344-8956
    gcc@aegon.com

    Investor relations
    Willem van den Berg
    +31(0)70-344-8305
    ir@aegon.com
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