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ING Group: ING U.S. files registration statement

               ING Group: ING U.S. files registration statement

ING Group announced today that ING U.S., Inc., its U.S.-based retirement,
investment and insurance businesses subsidiary, has filed a registration
statement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) which is
required to accommodate possible future transactions to further reduce the
current 57% interest of ING Group in ING U.S.

The final structure, timing, size and offer price for the possible
transactions have not yet been determined and remain subject to market and
other conditions.

ING U.S. shares started trading on the New York Stock Exchange in May 2013,
under the ticker symbol "VOYA". Today's filing is consistent with ING Group's
previously announced plan to divest its remaining stake in ING U.S. over time,
in line with its strategy to separate and divest its global insurance and
investment management businesses.

The registration statement relating to these shares filed with the SEC has not
yet become effective. These securities may not be sold nor may offers to buy
be accepted prior to the time the registration statement becomes effective.
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
state in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to
registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state. The
registration statement relating to the offering may be obtained by visiting
the SEC website at www.sec.gov.

Press enquiries ING Group                 Investor enquiries ING Group
Victorina de Boer                         ING Group Investor Relations
+31 20 576 6373                           +31 20 576 6396
Victorina.de.Boer@ing.com                 Investor.Relations@ing.com
ING PROFILE
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
IMPORTANT LEGAL INFORMATION
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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