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Aviva set to launch on NYSE

Aviva has announced its intension to list on the New York Stock Exchange with plans to commence trading on October 20.

The insurer has completed the registration process with the Securities and Exchange Commission and has received authorisation from NYSE to list.

No new Aviva ordinary shares will be issued in connection with the listing and Aviva will retain its current primary listing on the London Stock Exchange.

More than 20 per cent of Aviva’s shareholders are in the US.

The firm says the listing will make it more convenient and cost efficient for US investors to hold Aviva shares, allowing Aviva to attract and retain staff outside the UK through competitive incentive programmes.

The listing will also give further momentum to Aviva’s brand in the US as it looks to grow in the retirement market, accelerate life insurance sales and benefit from the country’s demographics over time.

Group chief executive Andrew Moss says: “The US is a strategically important market for Aviva. It is the largest savings market in the world and represents a significant growth opportunity for us over the long term. Listing now is a natural step for Aviva as more than 20 per cent of our shareholders are in the US and we expect that number to increase.”


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