Aegon

Annual General Meeting of Shareholders 2019



The Annual General Meeting of Shareholders (the “AGM”) of Aegon N.V. (the “Company”) is to be held on Friday, May 17, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at Aegon’s head office, Aegonplein 50, 2591 TV The Hague, the Netherlands.

Agenda

  1. Opening (*)
  2. 2018 Business overview (*)
  3. Annual Report and annual accounts 2018
    1. Reports of the Boards for 2018 (*)
    2. Remuneration report 2018 (*)
    3. Annual accounts 2018 and report independent auditor (*)
    4. Adoption of the annual accounts 2018
    5. Approval of the final dividend 2018
  4. Appointment of PricewaterhouseCoopers as independent auditor for the annual accounts 2019 and 2020
  5. Release from liability
    1. Release from liability for the members of the Executive Board for their duties performed during 2018
    2. Release from liability for the members of the Supervisory Board for their duties performed during 2018
  6. Remuneration
    1. Adoption of the remuneration policy for members of the Supervisory Board
  7. Composition of the Supervisory Board
    1. Reappointment of Ben J. Noteboom
  8. Composition of the Executive Board
    1. Reappointment of Alexander R. Wynaendts
  9. Issuance and acquisition of shares
    1. Authorization of the Executive Board to issue common shares with or without pre-emptive rights
    2. Authorization of the Executive Board to issue common shares in connection with a rights-issue
    3. Authorization of the Executive Board to acquire shares in the Company
  10. Any other business (*)
  11. Closing (*)

(*) These items will not be voted upon.

The Integrated Annual Report 2018, including the annual accounts, the Executive and Supervisory Board reports and other documents, is available on Aegon’s corporate website (aegon.com). Hard copies can be obtained by completing the order form on the website.

Admittance to the AGM and voting rights
Recognized as persons entitled to take part in the AGM are those who hold shares of Aegon N.V. on the Record Date, Friday, April 19, 2019, following the processing of all additions and withdrawals as at the Record Date. This applies by analogy to pledgees and usufructuaries of shares holding the right to attend General Meetings of Shareholders of Aegon N.V. The shares will not be blocked until the date of the AGM. The holder of shares acquired after April 19, 2019, cannot exercise meeting rights or voting rights at the AGM.

Shareholders holding their shares in a securities account under the Dutch giro system who wish to attend the AGM (or their proxy holders as the case may be), are required to notify their intended attendance to ABN AMRO Bank N.V., Amsterdam, the Netherlands (“ABN AMRO”), which is possible from Saturday, April 20, 2019, until Friday, May 10, 2019, 11.00 p.m. CET at the latest. This notification can be made through the ABN AMRO website (www.abnamro.com/evoting) or through the shareholder’s bank or stockbroker (intermediary) in the Netherlands within the meaning of the Dutch Securities Transactions Act (“Wet Giraal Effectenverkeer”) by submitting a statement from the shareholder’s intermediary regarding one’s ownership of shares on the Record Date as stated above.

Shareholders registered in the Company’s register of shareholders will receive an invitation by mail. They are required to inform Aegon N.V. in writing of their intention to attend the AGM by Friday, May 10, 2019 at the latest.

Shareholders with vested Aegon shares from incentive plans will receive an email containing information on how to notify their attendance.

The agenda with explanatory notes is available on Aegon’s corporate website (www.aegon.com/AGM) as of Friday, April 5, 2019, and will be sent to shareholders registered in Aegon N.V.’s register of shareholders. Holders of New York Registry Shares will receive a proxy solicitation notice.

Shareholders that have notified their attendance to ABN AMRO as outlined above have several means to vote without attending the meeting:

  1. They can vote through the e-voting system of ABN AMRO (www.abnamro.com/evoting) which entails a voting instruction to a (deputy) civil law notary of Allen & Overy LLP;
  2. They may grant a written proxy to a representative by using a proxy form; or
  3. They may grant a written proxy with a voting instruction to the Company Secretary of Aegon N.V. by using a proxy form. Proxy forms in Dutch and in English can be found on Aegon’s corporate website (www.aegon.com/AGM).

Shareholders registered in the Company’s register of shareholders may also vote without attending the meeting by granting a written proxy to a representative or by giving a written proxy with a voting instruction to the Company Secretary of Aegon N.V. Proxy forms in Dutch and in English can be found on Aegon’s corporate website.

Shareholders with vested Aegon shares from incentive plans will receive a separate email containing a link enabling them to vote by means of an electronic voting instruction through ABN AMRO’s dedicated e-voting system which entails a voting instruction to a (deputy) civil law notary of Allen & Overy LLP. These shareholders may also grant a written proxy (including or excluding a voting instruction) in order to exercise their voting rights.

Registration of attendance
In addition to the notification requirements as explained under “Admittance to the AGM and voting rights”, persons attending the AGM must register in person directly prior to the meeting at the registration booth located at the entrance of the meeting room between 9:00 a.m. and the start of the AGM at 10:00 a.m. These persons must provide evidence of their identity by way of a valid form of identification. Proxy holders must also provide proof of their authorization in writing.

Upon registration in person at the AGM, persons entitled to vote will be offered the choice between voting by means of a voting app or an electronic voting device.

  • Voting app: it is recommended that persons entitled to vote download the voting app prior to the AGM in the iOS App Store or the Google Play Store by searching and downloading ‘Lumi AGM’. Alternatively, if shareholders do not wish to download the app or do not have an iOS or Android device, they can exercise their voting rights during the AGM via the webpage https://web.lumiagm.com. The Meeting ID, username and password for using an own smartphone or tablet during the AGM will be distributed to the shareholders upon registration at the entrance of the meeting room. Please make sure your smartphone or tablet is sufficiently charged.
  • Electronic voting device: persons entitled to vote may opt to receive an electronic voting device for exercising their voting rights at the AGM.

Written questions
Aegon offers shareholders the opportunity to submit written questions concerning items on the agenda until Friday, May 10, 2019 at the latest. These questions may be combined and will be dealt with and discussed at the AGM. All questions should be submitted to Aegon’s Investor Relations team (by email: ir@aegon.com, or by mail: Aegon N.V., Investor Relations, Jan Willem Weidema, P.O. Box 85, 2501 CB The Hague, the Netherlands).

The Hague, April 5, 2019

On behalf of the Supervisory Board,
William L. Connelly,
Chairman

Message details

Sub-group Equities
Issuer Aegon
Category Meeting
ISIN NL0000303709
Symbol AGN
Securities name Ordinary shares
Publication date April 7 2019

Downloads

Integrated Annual Report 2018.pdf