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2014-04-18

ING Group: ING completes sale of Taiwanese asset management business

ING has completed the sale of ING Investment Management Taiwan, its Taiwanese
asset management business, to Japan-based Nomura Asset Management in
partnership with a group of investors. The transaction, which was announced
on 10 January 2014, is in line with ING's earlier announced strategy to
divest its insurance and investment management businesses. The transaction
does not have a material impact on ING Group results.

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|ING PROFILE |
|ING is a global financial institution of Dutch origin offering services |
|through its operating companies ING Bank and NN Group. The purpose ofING Bank |
|is empowering people to stay a step ahead in life and in business. ING Bank's |
|more than 63,000 employees offer retail and commercial banking services to |
|customers on in over 40 countries. ING's subsidiaryNN Group |
|is a leading insurance and investment company active in 18 countries, |
|predominantly in Europe and Japan, with more than 12,000 employees. NN Group |
|is preparing to become an independent, stand-alone company, separate from |
|ING. |
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|ING Group shares are listed (in the form of depositary receipts) on the |
|exchanges of Amsterdam (INGA NA/ING.AS), Brussels and on the New York Stock |
|Exchange (ADRs: ING US/ING.N). Sustainability forms an integral part of ING's |
|corporate strategy, which is evidenced by ING shares being included in the |
|Dow Jones Sustainability Index (Europe and World), the FTS4Good index and the |
|Euronext Vigeo Europe 120 index. |
|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. |
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|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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