ING U.S. Announces Sale by ING Group of ING U.S. Common Stock

        ING U.S. Announces Sale by ING Group of ING U.S. Common Stock

PR Newswire

NEW YORK, Oct. 23, 2013

NEW YORK, Oct. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --ING U.S., Inc. (NYSE: VOYA) announced
today the pricing of 33 million shares of its common stock being offered by
ING Group at a price to the public of $29.50 per share. The offering is
approximately $974 million in size and will reduce ING Group's ownership in
ING U.S. to approximately 59 percent immediately following the closing of the

In addition, ING Group has granted the underwriters in the offering an option,
exercisable within 30 days, to acquire up toapproximately an additional5
million shares from ING Group at the offering price. If fully exercised, this
option would further reduce ING Group's ownership in ING U.S. to approximately

ING U.S. will not receive any proceeds from the offering. Closing of the
offering is expected to occur on October 29, 2013, subject to customary
closing conditions.

Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC, Goldman, Sachs & Co., Citigroup Global Markets Inc.,
and BofA Merrill Lynch are acting as joint global coordinators for the

The registration statement relating to these securities has been filed with
the SEC and has become effective. The offering of these securities will be
made only by means of a prospectus. Copies of the prospectus relating to the
offering may be obtained from Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC, Attention: Prospectus
Department, 180 Varick Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10014, email:, telephone: (866) 718-1649; Goldman, Sachs & Co.,
Prospectus Department, 200 West Street, New York, NY 10282, telephone: (866)
471-2526, facsimile: (212) 902-9316, email:;
Citigroup Global Markets Inc., c/o Broadridge Financial Solutions, 1155 Long
Island Avenue, Edgewood, NY 11717, telephone: (800) 831-9146, email:; and BofA Merrill Lynch, 222 Broadway, New York, NY
10038, Attention: Prospectus Department, email:

This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation
of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any
jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior
to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such

ING U.S. (NYSE: VOYA), which plans to rebrand in the future as Voya Financial,
is a premier retirement, investment and insurance company serving the
financial needs of approximately 13 million individual and institutional
customers in the United States. The company's vision is to be America's
Retirement company and its guiding principle is centered on solving the most
daunting financial challenge facing Americans today — retirement readiness.
Working directly with clients and through a broad group of financial
intermediaries, independent producers, affiliated advisors and dedicated sales
specialists, ING U.S. provides a comprehensive portfolio of asset
accumulation, asset protection and asset distribution products and services.
With a dedicated workforce of approximately 7,000 employees, ING U.S. is
grounded in a clear mission to make a secure financial future possible — one
person, one family and one institution at a time.

Media Contact:                 Investor Contact:
Christopher Breslin            Darin Arita
212-309-8941                   212-309-8999

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