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European Financial Services Round Table

Mr Don Shepard
Chairman of the Executive Board and CEO

Donald J. Shepard is Chairman of the Executive Board and CEO of AEGON N.V., an international insurance organization headquartered in the Netherlands. Major country unit operations in the United Kingdom the United States and the Netherlands. AEGON also operates in Canada, Hungary, Spain and Taiwan with limited operations in Germany, France, Belgium, Luxembourg and Italy. AEGON is one of the ten largest listed insurance groups worldwide.

Mr. Shepard began his career with Life Investors, Inc., an insurance holding company, in 1970. Serving in various management and executive functions with Life Investors, he became Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer in 1985, a position he held until AEGON consolidated its other U.S. operations with Life Investors to form AEGON USA in 1989. In 1992 he became a member of the Executive Board of AEGON N.V. and in April 2002 he was appointed chairman of the Executive Board.

Mr. Shepard holds an M.B.A. degree from the University of Chicago. He currently serves as a member of the boards of directors of the Mercantile Bankshares Corporation, the CSX Corporation, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, the Walters Art Gallery, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the Financial Services Roundtable. In addition, he is a trustee of the Johns Hopkins Health System Corporation, the Johns Hopkins Hospital, Johns Hopkins Medicine, and Johns Hopkins University.