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Aviva PLC

17 May 2022


17 May 2022

Aviva plc

Return of Capital Update

Redemption of B Shares

Following its announcement on 16 May 2022 in relation to the proposed GBP3.75 billion return of capital by Aviva plc (" Aviva " or the " Company ") by way of a B Share Scheme, the Company confirms that the redemption of the B Shares issued pursuant to the B Share Scheme will occur today. This is in addition to the GBP1 billion share buy-back which was completed on 31 March 2022.

It is expected that the holders of Ordinary Shares entitled to receive payments in respect of the proceeds from the redemption of the B Shares will receive such payment by 31 May 2022, and the holders of ADSs entitled to receive payments in respect of the proceeds from the redemption of the B Shares will receive such payment by 6 June 2022 in order to allow for the conversion from pounds sterling to US dollars by the Depositary .

In accordance with the FCA's Disclosure Guidance and Transparency Rule 5.6.1(A) and further to the announcement on 16 May 2022, the Company confirms that, post completion of the previously announced B Share Scheme and Share Consolidation, the Company's total issued share capital consists of 2,802,364,720 Ordinary Shares of 32 17/19 pence each, with each New Ordinary Share carrying the right to one vote. The total number of voting rights in the Company is therefore 2,802,364,720.

Capitalised terms used in this announcement which are not otherwise defined have the same meaning as set out in the explanatory circular regarding the B Share Scheme and the Share Consolidation, and containing a notice of general meeting, published on 5 April 2022 (the "Circular").

A copy of the Circular is available at https://data.fca.org.uk/#/nsm/nationalstoragemechanism and on the Company's website at www.aviva.com/ return-of-capital.


Enquiries :


Rupert Taylor Rea    +44 (0)7385 494 440 
Joel von Sternberg   +44 (0)7384 231 238 
 Michael O'Hara       +44 (0)7387 234 388 


This announcement has been issued by and is the sole responsibility of Aviva. The information contained in this announcement is for background purposes only and does not purport to be full or complete. The information in this announcement is subject to change.

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This announcement introduces the proposals contained in the Circular, which should be read by shareholders before taking a decision. The announcement is not a summary of the proposals and should not be regarded as a substitute for reading the Circular.

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