ING Group : Koos Timmermans to present at Goldman Sachs Conference

      ING Group : Koos Timmermans to present at Goldman Sachs Conference

Today, Koos Timmermans, Vice-Chairman of ING Bank, will address the Goldman
Sachs Seventeenth Annual European Financials Conference in Brussels.

In his presentation, Mr Timmermans will demonstrate how ING Bank's balance
sheet optimisation programme is ahead of plan. After taking major strides in
2012 to optimise the balance sheet and de-risk the investment portfolio, ING
Bank is now comfortably meeting its capital, funding and liquidity targets,
creating room to selectively grow the loan book and to focus on improvement of
the Net Interest Margin.

Mr Timmermans will show how ING Bank's conservative risk approach has led to a
relatively low risk profile despite the uptick in risk costs due to the
economic downturn.

Elaborating on the Bank's progress on reaching its long-term targets as laid
down in the Ambition 2015 programme, Mr Timmermans will reiterate how the Bank
is further optimising its cost structure ensuring that the cost/income target
of 50-53% will be reached by 2015. He will conclude his presentation by
showing how ING Bank is on track to reach the Return on Equity target of
10-13% by the same year.

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

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sources of liquidity such as interbank funding, as well as conditions in the
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creditworthiness, (6) the frequency and severity of insured loss events, (7)
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affecting persistency levels, (9) changes affecting interest rate levels, (10)
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built-in loss carry forwards, (17) changes in credit-ratings, (18) ING's
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