Following its listing on the NYSE
Euronet Amsterdam stock exchange in November 2009, Delta Lloyd
Group, the Netherlands’ sixth-largest insurer, has announced
restructuring that will “transform its organisation and the way in
which it serves its customers”.

As a first move, the insurer is to
take action it believes will “substantially simplify the

This will involve changing its
top-level structure with key changes including:

  • Introducing a new top-level
    structure comprising seven business lines in the Netherlands, Delta
    Lloyd Life Belgium and Delta Lloyd Germany with each business line
    headed by a managing director;
  • Reducing the number of directors
    from 52 to 32;
  • Separating commercial and
    operational banking and insurance activities;
  • Merging corporate functions at
    group level; and
  • Reducing the number of direct
    reports to the executive board from 13 to seven.

Organisational changes will become
effective on 1 January 2011.

In the first half of 2010 Delta
Lloyd reported gross written life premium income of €2.02bn
($2.56bn), up 4% compared with the first half of 2009, and gross
written general insurance premium income of €875m, an increase of
5%. Annualised return on equity was 8.6%.

UK insurer Aviva has a 57.9% stake
in Delta Lloyd.

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