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Aviva PLC
24 February 2021
 

 

24 February 2021

 

Aviva announces exit from Turkey

 

 

Aviva plc ("Aviva") has agreed to sell its entire 40% shareholding in its joint venture in Turkey, AvivaSA Emeklilik ve Hayat AS ("Aviva SA"), to Ageas Insurance International N.V.  for a cash consideration of £122 million.

 

Aviva's joint venture partner, Sabancı Holding, will retain its 40% shareholding. The transaction is expected to increase Aviva's IFRS Net Asset Value1 and Solvency II surplus1 by c. £0.1bn. 

 

The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions, including regulatory approval, and is expected to complete in 2021.

 

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Notes:

1.     Using estimated 31 December 2020 position and GBP/TRY FX spot rate of  £1/TRY10.16

 

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Sarah Swailes                                                                                                    +44 (0)7800 694 859

 

Analysts:

 

Jakub Rosochowski                                                                                       +44 (0)7385 382 206

 

 

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