LONDON--(Marketwired - Apr 12, 2013) -

12 April 2013

     Completion of sale of stake in Malaysian joint venture

Aviva plc ("Aviva") announces the completion of the sale of its 49%
interest in CIMB Aviva Assurance Berhad and CIMB Aviva Takaful Berhad
(together "CIMB-Aviva") to Sun Life Assurance Company of Canada
("SLA"), a subsidiary of Sun Life Financial Inc. ("Sun Life"), for
GBP152 million. The completion of the transaction represents further
progress in the group's strategy to narrow its focus and concentrate on
businesses and markets where Aviva enjoys leadership positions and is
able to generate attractive returns with a high probability of success.


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