Mark Wilson the Chief Executive issued this statement:
I know this is difficult news for our employees but these changes are essential if we are to remain competitive.
Aviva needs to become a more efficient and agile organisation to unlock its potential. We must take tough decisions on costs to provide our customers with great value products and ensure our future success. I am determined that Aviva gets through this phase of our business transformation as quickly as possible.
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