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Press Utrecht 29 May 2019 10:30 EU/Amsterdam

Proposal to appoint Ingrid de Graaf-de Swart as member of the Executive Board of a.s.r.

The Supervisory Board of a.s.r. nominates Ingrid de Graaf-de Swart as a member of the Executive Board of a.s.r. She will fill in the vacancy that was created through the introduction of the new management structure, announced 1 February 2019.

With the appointment of Ingrid de Graaf-de Swart, the Executive Board of a.s.r. will be completed. Together with Jos Baeten (CEO) and Chris Figee (CFO), the Executive Board will consist of three members.De Graaf-de Swart (1969) joins a.s.r. from Aegon Nederland, where she is Board Member since 2017 as chairperson of Retail. Prior to that, she worked at Delta Lloyd from 2001 to 2017 in various management and executive positions. From 2009 to 2013 she was CEO of ABN AMRO Insurance, and from 2014 to 2017 Ingrid de Graaf-de Swart was a member of the Management Board of Delta Lloyd.

Kick van der Pol, chairman of the Supervisory Board of a.s.r.: ‘I am very pleased that Ingrid is coming to strengthen the Executive Board of a.s.r. She has relevant experience as an executive and a deep knowledge of the Dutch insurance market, a clear vision of the developments in the market and good understanding of the role of a.s.r. as a socially engaged insurer. With her executive qualities and specific expertise she is complementary to the current executive board members. We will have a strong team to lead the company in the coming years.’

Jos Baeten, CEO of a.s.r.: ‘I have known Ingrid for many years and we have had substantive and pleasant interactions. She is one of the best senior executives in the Dutch insurance sector. I am convinced that she will make a meaningful contribution to the implementation and execution of our strategy and the achievement of our targets. I look forward to working with Ingrid. She will be a true asset to our Executive Board and to a.s.r. as a company.’

The Works Council has issued a positive recommendation. The appointment of Ingrid de Graaf-de Swart is subject to approval by DNB. The appointment will be submitted for discussion to an extraordinary meeting of shareholders. This is expected to be held in the third quarter of 2019, after which the Supervisory Board intends to proceed with the appointment.

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