Regulated information - Notification: Ageas

In accordance with the rules on financial transparency, Ageas advises today that its interest exceeded the statutory threshold of 5% of its issued shares and reached 5.03% on 23 January 2013. This results from the share buy-back operation initiated on 13 August 2012. The notifications received by Ageas are available on the Ageas website under "Investor relations - The share - Transparency requirements" ( Ageas is an international insurance group with a heritage spanning more than 180 years. Ranked among the top 20 insurance companies in Europe, Ageas has chosen to concentrate its business activities in Europe and Asia, which together make up the largest share of the global insurance market. These are grouped around four segments: Belgium, United Kingdom, Continental Europe and Asia and served through a combination of wholly owned subsidiaries and partnerships with strong financial institutions and key distributors around the world. Ageas operates successful partnerships in Belgium, UK, Luxembourg, Italy, Portugal, Turkey, China, Malaysia, India and Thailand and has subsidiaries in France, Hong Kong and UK. It is the market leader in Belgium for individual life and employee benefits, as well as a leading non-life player, through AG Insurance, and in the UK, it has a strong presence as the fourth largest player in private car insurance and the over 50's market. It employs more than 13,000 people and has annual inflows of more than EUR 17 billion. MEDIA CONTACT +32 (0)2 557 57 37 / +32 (0) 479 79 50 02 INVESTOR RELATIONS Brussels +32 (0)2 557 57 33 Utrecht +31 (0)30 252 53 05 Ageas Rue du Marquis 1 - 1000 Brussels - Belgium Pdf version press release: Notification: This announcement is distributed by Thomson Reuters on behalf of Thomson Reuters clients. The owner of this announcement warrants that: (i) the releases contained herein are protected by copyright and other applicable laws; and (ii) they are solely responsible for the content, accuracy and originality of the information contained therein. Source: Ageas via Thomson Reuters ONE [HUG#1672983]