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Aviva announces the acquisition of Expander Advisors, the second-largest network of independent financial advisors in Poland
19 May 2015Aviva acquired 100% of Expander Advisors from a consortium of financial investors led by Innova Capital This transaction is to be funded from existing Polish resources and is not expected to impact Polish cash remittances in 2015 Expander is the second-largest network of independent financial advisors in Poland This is part of Aviva’s strategy to expand its multi-channel distribution in Poland, one of its growth markets The transaction is subject to anti-trust approval
7 May 2015Mark Wilson, Group Chief Executive Officer, said: “Aviva’s turnaround is on track and ahead of schedule. It’s been a busy quarter. We have completed the acquisition of Friends Life and at the same time delivered an improvement in our key metrics. Value of new business is up, our general insurance combined operating ratio has improved and our IFRS book value has grown over the quarter. In the face of unpredictable global markets, we continue to improve the Group’s resilience. “Detailed plans to integrate Friends Life are well underway and whilst this is a challenging and complex project, we are confident of timely progress. We expect 2015 to be a year of continued delivery of our turnaround plan.”
30 April 2015Aviva, the UK’s largest insurer, has announced it is taking on the title sponsorship of the most prestigious male and female professional cycling road races in Britain. The races will be renamed the Aviva Tour of Britain and the Aviva Women’s Tour as Aviva takes on the sponsorship from Friends Life, which became part of the Aviva group earlier this month.
29 April 2015Aviva plc announces the results of its Annual General Meeting held today. All resolutions were voted on by way of a poll and were passed.
29 April 2015Aviva plc (“Aviva” or the “Company”) today confirms the following changes to the composition of the Board. These changes, which have been previously announced, are effective from the conclusion of today’s Annual General Meeting: