Old Mutual PLC OML OML acquires strategic distribution capability

  Old Mutual PLC (OML) - OML acquires strategic distribution capability

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Old Mutual PLC
19 November 2012

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19 November 2012

Old Mutual acquires strategic distribution capability in Latin America

Old Mutual plc ("Old Mutual" or "the Group") today announces that its Emerging
Markets business will strengthen its distribution capability through the
acquisition of a majority stake in AIVA Business Platforms (AIVA).

The new business combination will enhance Old Mutual's presence in selected
emerging markets particularly in Latin America and deepen AIVA's existing
relationship with the Group. Following the completion of the transaction, AIVA
will work with Old Mutual to expand distribution in the region. The
transaction by Old Mutual Life Assurance Company South Africa is conditional
on relevant regulatory approvals and is expected to complete in early 2013.
Consideration is not being disclosed.

AIVA is a family-owned, high quality business platform and distribution
business based in Uruguay and spanning the Latin American region. It employs
120 people and provides services to a network of IFAs, wealth managers and
other institutions. It has assets under management of over $800 million.

Old Mutual and AIVA have had a long-standing relationship for over 15 years.
AIVA currently works with the Group in a number of areas, including
administration and servicing as well as in the investment space. AIVA,
together with Old Mutual's Emerging Markets businesses, will take advantage of
operational synergies in Colombia and Mexico in due course.

Paul Hanratty, CEO of Old Mutual's Long-Term Savings business said: "The
deepening of the relationship between Old Mutual and AIVA provides a firm base
from which we can capitalise on opportunities in these fast-developing
investment markets in an efficient and low capital manner."

Carlos Parra, one of the founding partners of AIVA, said: "The combination of
our distribution experience and Old Mutual's size and strength means that
together we are well placed in Latin America to take advantage of attractive
growth opportunities."


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Notes to Editors

Old Mutual

Old Mutual is  an international long-term  savings, protection and  investment 
Group.  Originating  in  South  Africa  in  1845,  the  Group  provides  life 
assurance, asset management,  banking and  general insurance to  more than  12 
million customers in Africa,  the Americas, Asia and  Europe. Old Mutual  has 
been listed  on the  London and  Johannesburg Stock  Exchanges, among  others, 
since 1999.

In the year  ended 31  December 2011,  the Group  reported adjusted  operating 
profit before tax of £1.5 billion (on  an IFRS basis) and had £267 billion  of 
funds under management from core operations.

For further information on Old Mutual plc, please visit the corporate website
at www.oldmutual.com

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