Aviva completes the sale of RAC

30 Sep 2011

Further to its announcement dated 23 June 2011, Aviva plc has today completed the sale of RAC Limited, the second largest UK roadside assistance provider, to The Carlyle Group for £1.0 billion*.



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* The headline price is gross of separation costs and certain retained liabilities, and will be subject to customary completion adjustments. 

** Based on 2010 published life and pensions PVNBP on a MCEV basis, total investment sales and general insurance and health net written premiums, including share of associates' premiums.