Table: Such a Bargain

U.S. insurers look cheap to Europeans

YEAR VALUE EUROPEAN ACQUIRER AMERICAN TARGET COMPLETED OF DEAL* PREMIUM

PRUDENTIAL PLC American General 2001 $20.5** 5%** AXA GROUP AXA Financial 2000 11.19 4.6% ING Reliastar Financial 2000 5.97 75% AEGON TransAmerica 1999 10.79 33%

* In billions ** As of 3/21/01

Data: Thomson Financial Services Corp., Salomon Smith Barney, BusinessWeek

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