ING Group: Royal honour for ING CEO Jan Hommen

                ING Group: Royal honour for ING CEO Jan Hommen

Jan Hommen, CEO of ING Group, has been appointed by His Majesty King
Willem-Alexander as Commander in the Order of Orange-Nassau. Jan Hommen
received the royal honour for his exceptional contribution to the continuity
of ING as an international company and for his efforts to adapt the financial
sector after the financial crisis of 2008.

The honour was presented today by Dutch Finance Minister Jeroen Dijsselbloem
during the symposium 'Fundability of The Netherlands Inc.' that was held to
mark Jan Hommen's stepping down as CEO of ING Group on 1 October 2013. Jan
Hommen's speech at the symposium can be found at

Jan Hommen became a member of the Supervisory Board of ING Group in 2005 and
its chairman in 2008. In early 2009, he became CEO of ING Group and chairman
of the Executive Board. Previously, he was CFO of Alcoa and CFO and
vice-chairman of the Executive Board of Philips Electronics. On the occasion
of his retirement from Philips in 2005, he was appointed Officer in the Order
of Orange-Nassau.

As of 1 October, Jan Hommen will be succeeded as CEO of ING Group by Ralph

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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

Certain of the statements contained in this document are not historical facts,
including, without limitation, certain statements made of future expectations
and other forward-looking statements that are based on management's current
views and assumptions and involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties
that could cause actual results, performance or events to differ materially
from those expressed or implied in such statements. Actual results,
performance or events may differ materially from those in such 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
and policyholder behaviour, (12) changes in general competitive factors, (13)
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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