ING Group : Koos Timmermans to present at Morgan Stanley Conference

     ING Group : Koos Timmermans to present at Morgan Stanley Conference

Today, Koos Timmermans, Vice-Chairman of ING Bank, will address the Morgan
Stanley European Financials Conference in London.

In his presentation, Mr Timmermans will demonstrate how ING Bank's balance
sheet optimisation programme is on track. As one of ING Bank's priorities,
this programme aims to maximise returns under the new regulatory capital
requirements known as Basel III. ING Bank already meets most of these
requirements which is shown by its strong capital position reflected in a
pro-forma fully loaded Basel III core Tier 1 ratio per 31 December 2012 of
10.6%.

After looking back at ING Bank's 2012 results, Mr Timmermans will also
elaborate on ING Bank's progress on reaching its long-term targets as laid
down in the Ambition 2015 programme. Further optimising of the balance sheet
and repricing of ING Bank's lending portfolio will improve the Net Interest
Margin and should lead to an attractive ROE of 10-13% under the Basel III
requirements.

Today's presentation "Towards Ambition 2015" by Koos Timmermans can be
viewed/downloaded via ING's corporate website or SlideShare.



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