ING Group : ING to sell Mexican mortgage business to Santander

        ING Group : ING to sell Mexican mortgage business to Santander

ING announced today it has reached an agreement to sell ING Hipotecaria, its
mortgage business in Mexico, to Banco Santander (México) S.A.. 

The transaction is part of ING's earlier announced process to divest its
insurance and investment management businesses. ING Hipotecaria is a domestic
Mexican mortgage business serving approximately 28,000 customers through its
20 branches, whichremained with ING following the divestment of ING's Latin
American pensions, life insurance and investment management operations in
2011. Today's announcement does not affect ING's Commercial Banking activities
in Mexico.

The transaction announced today is not expected to have a material impact on
ING Group results. Subject to regulatory approvals, it is expected to closein
the second half of 2013.


Banco Santander (México), one of Mexico's leading financial services holding
companies, provides a wide range of financial and related services, including
retail and commercial banking, securities brokerage, financial advisory and
other related investment activities.

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ING is a global financial institution of Dutch origin, offering banking,
investments, life insurance and retirement services to meet the needs of a
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
operations
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facts, including, without limitation, certain statements made of future
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management's current views and assumptions and involve known and unknown risks
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statements due to, without limitation: (1) changes in general economic
conditions, in particular economic conditions in ING's core markets, (2)
changes in performance of financial markets, including developing markets, (3)
consequences of a potential (partial) break-up of the euro, (4) the
implementation of ING's restructuring plan to separate banking and insurance
operations, (5) changes in the availability of, and costs associated with,
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
recent annual report of ING Groep N.V. Any forward-looking statements made by
or on behalf of ING speak only as of the date they are made, and, ING assumes
no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements,
whether as a result of new information or for any other reason. This document
does not constitute an offer to sell, or a solicitation of an offer to buy,
any securities.

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