aviva plc (AIVAF) Key Developments
Aviva's UK General Insurance Business Signs Seven-Year Distribution Agreement with TSB
Aug 6 15
Aviva plc announced that its UK general insurance business has signed an exclusive seven-year distribution agreement with TSB covering the distribution of Aviva's core general insurance products including home, travel, motor, pet, and commercial insurance through TSB's branch network, online and via telephone. TSB's 4.7 million customers will have access to a new modular home insurance product, which differs to the one-size-fits-all approach normally seen in the market. It enables customers to use a menu-based approach to select cover based on their needs and lifestyle. Aviva will manage claims and customer service for TSB from its operations in Perth.
Aviva plc to Redeem £200,000,000 9.50% Guaranteed Bonds Due 2016
Aug 6 15
Aviva plc announced that it will redeem £200,000,000 9.50% guaranteed bonds due 2016 on the September 18, 2015 at the redemption price set out, which includes interest accrued up to and including the Redemption Date. The Redemption Price is GBP 108.950 and is calculated in accordance with Condition 6(b) of the terms and conditions of the Bonds. Capitalised terms not otherwise defined herein shall have the meanings given to them in the terms and conditions of the Bonds. The outstanding balance will therefore be zero.
Aviva plc Announces Interim Dividend on Common Shares and 8 3/8% Cumulative Irredeemable Preference Shares for the Six Months Ended June 30, 2015, Payable on November 17, 2015 and Payable on September 30, 2015 Respectively
Aug 6 15
Aviva plc announced that its interim dividend up 15% to 6.75 pence per share for the six months ended June 30, 2015 compared to 5.85 pence a year ago. The company reported ex-dividend as October 8, 2015, record date as October 9, 2015, and dividend payment date is November 17, 2015.
The company announced the dividend of £1 per share on 8 3/8% Cumulative Irredeemable Preference Shares for the half year ended June 30, 2015. The company reported record date as September 4, 2015, and dividend payment date is September 30, 2015.
Aviva plc Announces Unaudited Consolidated Earnings Results for the Six Months Ended June 30, 2015
Aug 6 15
Aviva plc announced unaudited consolidated earnings results for the six months ended June 30, 2015. For the six months, the company reported net earned premiums of £9,832 million against £10,403 million a year ago. Net investment income was £606 million against £9,857 million a year ago. Profit before tax was £510 million against £1,234 million a year ago. Profit for the period attributable to equity shareholders of the company was £464 million or 12.7 pence diluted per share against £755 million or 24.6 pence diluted per share a year ago. Total net cash from operating activities was £2,822 million against total net cash used in operating activities of £1,558 million a year ago. Purchases of property and equipment were £31 million against £7 million a year ago.
Aviva May Consider Acquisitions In Poland
Aug 6 15
Mark Wilson, Chief Executive Officer of Aviva plc (LSE:AV.) told analysts that Aviva could consider making bolt-on acquisitions in certain markets such as Poland where it has trapped capital, an Aviva spokesperson said in an email.