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    VIVAT Trading update 31 August 2016

    31 augustus 2016 | 08:00

    Good Progress on New Strategy

    Profitable First Half Year, Solvency Improved

    • Good progress on new strategic course; new operating model in place and Executive Board completed with CEO, CCO and COO
    • Reorganisation launched this year in good progress
    • Solvency II ratio of VIVAT NV increased to 182% on 30 June from about 160% at year-end 2015
    • Profit of € 578 million in the first half of 2016 (1H 2015: € 53 million) driven by exceptional market developments
    • VIVAT starts to benefit from Anbang's advanced corporate culture and management philosophy
    • Stable premiums in persistently challenging market

    Ron van Oijen, Chairman of the Executive Board:

    “In February VIVAT communicated its new strategic course. Since then, good progress has been made. The organisational structure has been changed and senior management is in place. Also a new digital platform will be launched and is built in close cooperation with our shareholder to fulfil the needs of our customers. Our reorganisation is in good progress which will lead to a reduction of around 1,200 jobs this year. Together with other cost reduction programmes VIVAT's cost base will be significantly lowered. All this is aimed at creating a lean and more customer-oriented organisation.

    VIVAT has started to benefit from Anbang's advanced corporate culture and management philosophy. The 'customer-centric' operation philosophy introduced by Anbang, channel innovation mechanism and recruitment of excellent management talents as well as its advanced operating model with mobile internet as the technical core, especially comprehensive budget management, has benefitted VIVAT.

    VIVAT has made a positive step forward. This was made possible in good cooperation with our Works Council and significant efforts of our employees. Together we initiated the turnaround of our organisation.

    We are pleased with the progress made so far on our new strategy.”

    VIVAT key figures

    In € millions HY 2016 HY 2015 Change
    Solvency II ratio VIVAT 182% 115% 67%
    Equity 4,024 2,055 1,969
    Total assets 61,921 60,002 1,919

    Net premium income

    1,300 1,288 12

    Profit/(loss) for the period

    578 53 525

    Assets under management (€ billions)

    55.9 50.8 5.1

    Solvency Position and Equity

    VIVAT calculates its position under Solvency II using the standard formula. The Solvency ratio of VIVAT NV increased from about 160% at year-end 2015 to 182% on 30 June mainly driven by a decrease of credit spreads on German and Dutch government bonds.
    Net premium income
    Net premium income of VIVAT in the first half of 2016 is almost equal to that of the first half of 2015. In the product lines Life Corporate and Individual Life, premium income increased modestly.

    Profit for the Period

    The net IFRS result of VIVAT in the first half of 2016 amounts to € 578 million, which is explained by lower spreads on long term Dutch and German government bonds within VIVAT's asset allocation. This is significantly higher than the first half year of 2015 (profit of € 53 million).

    Assets Under Management

    Assets under management increased further in 2016 to € 55.9 billion mainly due to positive market valuations.

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