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Hub International Acquires Colorado Nonprofit Insurance Agency

CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–

 Hub International Limited (Hub), a leading global insurance brokerage, announced that it has acquired Colorado Nonprofit Insurance Agency (CNIA), a wholly owned subsidiary of the Colorado Nonprofit Association (Association). Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. CNIA, a full-service agency offering property and casualty and employee benefits solutions to Association members, will become part of the Hub Colorado operations.
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The Association established CNIA in 1996 as a benefit to its membership, providing leading and pre-approved insurance products and services that are most appropriate for Colorado nonprofits. Hub will retain the endorsement of the Association as its insurance broker of choice. Additionally, CNIA maintains an exclusive relationship with its lead carrier, Alliance of Nonprofits for Insurance, Risk Retention Group (ANI), a nonprofit organization of The Nonprofit Insurance Alliance Group. Hub will maintain this established, exclusive relationship with ANI in Colorado.

“Hub Colorado has had a long-standing relationship with the leadership of the Colorado Nonprofit Association for many years and we are privileged to now be their broker of record,” noted Matt Coleman, President, Hub Colorado. “We’re excited to bring the Association members additional specialized nonprofit commercial and employee benefit insurance solutions and risk services.”

Sharing in Coleman’s sentiment, Renny Fagan, President & CEO of the Colorado Nonprofit Association, stated, “We believe strongly in Hub’s ability to enhance insurance services provided not only to our members, but the Colorado nonprofit community as a whole. We look forward to working closely with Hub now and in the future to continue addressing the unique insurance needs of nonprofit organizations.”

Robin Medina, CNIA’s CEO, will join Hub Colorado as the Nonprofit Practice Leader. She will report to Jeff Van Gulick, Senior Vice President, Commercial Lines Practice Leader, Hub Colorado. CNIA, currently located in Denver, will relocate to Hub Colorado’s existing Denver office.

 About Hub’s M&A Activities

Hub International Limited is committed to growing organically and through acquisitions to expand its geographic footprint and strengthen industry and product expertise. For more information on the Hub M&A experience, visit WeAreHub.com.

About Hub International

Headquartered in Chicago, IL, Hub International Limited is a leading global insurance brokerage that provides property and casualty, life and health, employee benefits, investment and risk management products and services through offices located in North America. For more information visit hubinternational.com.

About Colorado Nonprofit Association

Colorado Nonprofit Association leads, serves and strengthens Colorado nonprofit organizations. For 25 years, the statewide nonprofit membership coalition has connected nonprofits of all sizes, missions and geographic locations. The Association leads the nonprofit sector in influencing public policy and public opinion, serves its members by providing tools for networking, communications, and support, and strengthens the nonprofit community through trainings, issue discussions, and administrative programs. For more information, please visitwww.ColoradoNonprofits.org.

Contact:
Hub International Limited
Media: Marni Gordon
312-279-4601
Marni.gordon@hubinternational.com
or
M&A: Clark Wormer
312.279.4848
Clark.wormer@hubinternational.com

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Aegon Completes Sale of its Canadian Life Insurance Business

THE HAGUE, July 31, 2015 /PRNewswire/ —

Aegon has completed the sale of its Canadian life insurance business to Wilton Re following regulatory approval.

The agreement to sell Aegon’s Canadian life insurance business to Wilton Re for CAD 600 million (EUR 417 million) was announced on October 16, 2014. The transaction will result in a book loss of CAD 1.2 billion (EUR 0.8 billion), which will be booked in the third quarter of 2015. Aegon has earmarked the proceeds of this transaction for the redemption of the USD 500 million 4.625% senior bond, due December 2015.

The combination of the divestment and the non-refinancing of the bond will improve Aegon’s return on equity by approximately 40 basis points, while reducing net underlying earnings by less than 1%. It will also improve Aegon’s leverage ratio by approximately 40 basis points on a pro forma basis, while the fixed charge cover ratio will improve by 0.5 times.

DISCLAIMERS 

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:

  • 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 longevity, 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 or a change by Aegon in applying such regulations and policies, voluntarily or otherwise, 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 and excess capital and leverage ratio management initiatives.

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.

Aegon’s roots go back more than 150 years – to the first half of the nineteenth century. Since then, Aegon has grown into an international company, with businesses in more than 20 countries in the Americas, Europe and Asia. Today, Aegon is one of the world’s leading financial services organizations, providing life insurance, pensions and asset management. Aegon’s purpose is to help people take responsibility for their financial future. More information: aegon.com.

Media relations

Dick Schiethart

+31(0)70-344-8821

gcc@aegon.com

Investor relations

Willem van den Berg

+31(0)70-344-8405

ir@aegon.com

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