AEGON Group Chooses Mediasurface for Management of their Corporate Internet and Intranet Sites

STAMFORD, Conn., March 29, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- Mediasurface (LSE:MSR), the worldwide leading provider of content management software, announces that AEGON Group has chosen the Mediasurface solution to manage their intranet and corporate Website

Mediasurface was chosen because of the user-friendly Morello application which forms part of the Mediasurface v5 product family. Morello allows every non-technical user to manage and publish information on various sites in a simple manner. Morello also offers unparalleled ease of use allowing AEGON employees to start working almost immediately. The cost of training is minimized while ensuring a fast and ready acceptance by the end user.

Morello offers the capacity to enter information once, precluding extra work, and subsequently publishing the information on the Internet as well as on the intranet, thus always ensuring consistency of the published information. The solution is implemented using the Mediasurface Rapid Deployment Methodology, delivering the sites in time and within budget.


AEGON is one of the world's leading listed life insurance companies ranked by market capitalization and assets. AEGON's head office is in The Hague, the Netherlands. AEGON's businesses focus on life insurance and pensions, savings and investment products. The group is also active in accident and supplemental health insurance and general insurance, and has limited banking activities.

AEGON's three major markets are the United States, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom. In addition, the group is present in a number of other countries including Canada, Hungary, Slovakia, Spain and Taiwan. AEGON is also active in China.

About Mediasurface

Mediasurface empowers the business user to build and manage sophisticated content-driven Websites. By providing business users with easy to use software that combines an interactive, graphical look and feel with industrial strength technology, Mediasurface enables them to regain complete ownership of their sites. This removes the burden of continually maintaining and updating sites from IT departments, allowing them to refocus on their core task of adding real business value.

Mediasurface helps organizations reduce the risks and costs involved in building and running websites and other digital channels. It increases their ability to keep pace with change and assures the quality of the content published.

An AIM listed company (ticker: MSR) headquartered in Newbury, UK, with offices in the US and the Netherlands, Mediasurface products and services have been implemented to drive hundreds of web applications solutions for customers across the United States and Europe.

Mediasurface North America, based in Stamford, CT, provides content management software for a host of North American companies, including ESPN, World Wrestling Entertainment, SSA Global, Intercontinental Hotels Group, Thompson Scientific, College of the Holy Cross, Ingersoll-Rand Company, Assurant, Extend Media and Oxford University Press.

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