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AEGON and Right To Play Announce Global Partnership
Date:7/3/2008

THE HAGUE, The Netherlands, July 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AEGON N.V. and the international humanitarian organization Right To Play announce a new global partnership to extend the organization's mission to help children in deprived areas of Sudan, Uganda, Ghana and China. AEGON N.V. has donated EUR 1 million as part of a three year partnership that will extend through the 2010 Winter Olympic games in Vancouver, Canada.

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Right To Play, founded by four-time Olympic Gold medalist and current CEO Johann Olav Koss, uses sport and play programs to improve health, develop life skills, and foster peace for children and communities in some of the most disadvantaged areas of the world. Currently, Right To Play has projects in over twenty countries in Africa, Asia and the Middle East. Its programs target the most vulnerable, including young girls, the disabled, children affected by HIV and AIDS, street children, former child combatants and refugees.

"AEGON is honored to join with Right To Play in improving the lives of children who are forced to endure some of the most desperate circumstances around the world," said AEGON CEO Alexander Wynaendts. "We are committed to making a difference in the communities where we work and live, and also in places where we may not necessarily be active in business but where we can still help to create better futures through respected and effective organizations such as Right To Play."

Right To Play was built in the 1990s on the power and values of sport, demonstrated by the engagement of Athlete Ambassadors from more than 40 countries who serve as positive role models and advocates for children. AEGON has long sponsored high-achieving athletes to support athletic excellence and reinforce the value it places on teamwork, communication, respect and trust. The relationshi
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