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AIA Group posts 6% growth in value of new business

AIA Group declared its financial results for the year ended December 31, 2019 posting a 6%r cent growth in value of new business (VONB) to US$4,154 million and 16% growth in VONB excluding Hong Kong.

Annualised new premiums (ANP) were up 2 per cent to US$ 6,585 million while VONB margin increased by 3.0 points to 62.9 per cent. Operating profit after tax (OPAT) were up by 9 per cent to US$5,741 million while Embedded value (EV) operating profit increased by 6 per cent to US$8,685 million.

Ng Keng Hooi, AIA’s Group Chief Executive and President, said: “AIA has delivered a resilient performance in 2019, despite a challenging operating environment, with continued growth in all our main financial metrics.

Headline VONB growth of 6 per cent was the result of very strong growth in the first half of the year set against a second half significantly affected by social unrest in Hong Kong. VONB grew strongly at 16 per cent excluding Hong Kong. Operating profit after tax increased by 9 per cent, underlying free surplus generation grew by 13 per cent, and EV Equity grew by 12 per cent.


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