NN Group reports 4Q19 and 2019 results

Solvency II ratio 218%, final dividend of EUR 1.40 per share

  • 4Q19 operating result increased to EUR 428 million from EUR 343 million in 4Q18, reflecting improved results at almost all segments; Full-year 2019 operating result of EUR 1,794 million, up 10.3% from 2018
  • 4Q19 net result of EUR 329 million versus EUR -533 million in 4Q18 which included a goodwill impairment; Full-year 2019 net result of EUR 1,962 million versus EUR 1,117 million in 2018
  • Further cost savings of EUR 36 million in 4Q19, bringing total cost reductions to EUR 360 million versus the full-year 2016 administrative expense base
  • Full-year 2019 value of new business of EUR 358 million, down 8.3% from 2018, reflecting lower sales in Japan due to a tax change, partly offset by an improved business mix and higher life and pension sales at Insurance Europe
  • Customer satisfaction improved in 2019; NN Group Net Promoter Score increased to +4 versus -1 in 2018
  • Solvency II ratio of 218% reflects operating capital generation and positive market impacts, partly offset by the deduction of the proposed 2019 final dividend
  • Holding company cash capital increased to EUR 1,989 million in the fourth quarter of 2019, reflecting net remittances received from subsidiaries, and cash outflow to repurchase own shares
  • 2019 final dividend proposal of EUR 1.40 per ordinary share (EUR 448 million), bringing the full-year 2019 dividend to EUR 2.16 per ordinary share (EUR 698 million)
  • Share buyback programme of EUR 250 million to be completed within 12 months, anticipated to commence on 2 March 2020
  • Updated dividend policy consisting of a progressive dividend per share and a recurring annual share buyback of at least EUR 250 million

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Investor conference call and webcast

David Knibbe (CEO) and Delfin Rueda (CFO and interim CRO) will host an analyst and investor conference call to discuss the 4Q19 results at 10:30 am CET on Thursday 13 February 2020. Members of the investment community can join the conference call at +31 20 531 5865 (NL), +44 203 365 3210 (UK), +1 866 349 6093 (US) or follow the webcast on www.nn-group.com/investors.

Press call

David Knibbe (CEO) and Delfin Rueda (CFO and interim CRO) will host a press call to discuss the 4Q19 results at 07:45 am CET on Thursday 13 February 2020. Journalists can join the press call at +31 20 531 5863 (NL).