SOURCE: Aviva PLC

November 18, 2013 02:07 ET

Aviva to Sell Stake in Italian Insurer Eurovita

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18 November, 2013


          AVIVA TO SELL STAKE IN ITALIAN INSURER EUROVITA


Aviva plc ("Aviva") announces today that it has reached a conditional
agreement to sell its entire 39% stake in Eurovita Assicurazioni S.p.A.
("Eurovita") to JC Flowers ("JCF")(1) for a total consideration of EUR33m,
payable in cash. Proceeds will be used for general corporate
purposes.The sale is subject to approval by IVASS, the Italian
insurance regulator.

If approved, the transaction would increase Aviva's economic capital
surplus by GBP0.1bn and will have no impact on Aviva's IFRS net assets.
The agreement represents further progress in Aviva's strategy to focus
our Italian business on more profitable, capital efficient products.

Eurovita is an Italian life insurer which distributes guaranteed
savings products through a network of local and regional Italian banks.
Eurovita contributed GBP6m to Aviva's IFRS profit after minorities in
the first half of 2013. Eurovita had ca. GBP3bn IFRS total assets at 30
June 2013.

Eurovita is majority owned by Aviva and Banco Popolare. Banco Popolare
has agreed to sell its entire stake in Eurovita to JCF.



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About Aviva Italy

  * Following the disposal of its stake in Eurovita, Aviva continues
    to provide life and general insurance products to over 2.5 million
    customers in Italy, through bancassurance partnerships with leading
    banking groups including Banco Popoplare, UBI Banca and Unicredito,
    as well as a network of agents and leading financial advisors, such
    as Credem, Fineco and UBI BPI.

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    investment products

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    providers of life and general insurance

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    management businesses under one powerful brand

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(1) JCF III Europe Sarl, an affiliate of private investment funds managed
by J.C. Flowers & Co LLC


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