ING Group : William Connelly to present at ING Benelux Conference

      ING Group : William Connelly to present at ING Benelux Conference

Today, William Connelly, CEO of ING Commercial Banking, will address the ING
Benelux Conference in New York.

In his presentation, William Connelly will demonstrate ING Commercial
Banking's strategy and its significant contribution to the overall results of
ING Bank. In the first quarter of 2013 ING Commercial Banking contributed
almost 50% of the total Bank pre-tax profit and it is on track to reach a
sustainable Return on Equity of at least 13% by 2015.

ING Commercial Banking's strategy is aimed at further strengthening of client
relationships and realising attractive returns by building on its leadership
positions in core markets and products and by optimising its client coverage
and service model. Furthermore, ING Commercial Banking will continue to invest
and to grow its market share in product capabilities, particularly in
Transaction Services, and leverage its network spanning over 40 countries for
increased international flows.

William Connelly will also elaborate on ING's strong Industry Lending business
which consists in large part of Structured Finance. He will highlight ING
Commercial Banking's ability to selectively grow the loan book, particularly
in high yielding Structured Finance assets, after ING made major strides in
2012 to optimise the balance sheet and de-risk the investment portfolio. He
will also elaborate on ING Commercial banking's Financial Markets' well
diversified business that provides hedging and financing solutions to
corporate and institutional clients.

Today's presentation, "Extracting more value from the existing franchise" by
William Connellly, which he will also address at the Deutsche Bank Global
Financial Services Investor Conference on 5 June in New York, can be
viewed/downloaded via ING's corporate website or SlideShare.

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broad customer base. Going forward, we will concentrate on our position as an
international retail, direct and commercial bank, while creating an optimal
base for an independent future for our insurance and investment management
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particular economic conditions in ING's core markets, (2) changes in
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consequences of a potential (partial) break-up of the euro, (4) the
implementation of ING's restructuring plan to separate banking and insurance
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sources of liquidity such as interbank funding, as well as conditions in the
credit markets generally, including changes in borrower and counterparty
creditworthiness, (6) the frequency and severity of insured loss events, (7)
changes affecting mortality and morbidity levels and trends, (8) changes
affecting persistency levels, (9) changes affecting interest rate levels, (10)
changes affecting currency exchange rates, (11) changes in investor, customer
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changes in laws and regulations, (14) changes in the policies of governments
and/or regulatory authorities, (15) conclusions with regard to purchase
accounting assumptions and methodologies, (16) changes in ownership that could
affect the future availability to us of net operating loss, net capital and
built-in loss carry forwards, (17) changes in credit-ratings, (18) ING's
ability to achieve projected operational synergies and (19) the other risks
and uncertainties detailed in the Risk Factors section contained in the most
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