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ING Bank Vice-chairman Koos Timmermans to speak at Goldman Sachs conference

AMSTERDAM, Netherlands, June 16, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Koos Timmermans, Vice-chairman of ING Bank, will address international analysts and investors at the Goldman Sachs European Financials Conference in Rome today.

ING's Think Forward Strategy is one of the topics Mr. Timmermans will elaborate on. He will talk about the digital transformation of both Retail and Commercial Banking which is gaining momentum, illustrated by the rapidly growing proportion of customers who are in contact with ING via a mobile device. In the Netherlands, for example, this number grew from 24% in 2012 to 64% in Q1 2015.

Mr. Timmermans, responsible for ING's Benelux activities, will also review the bank's financial performance in this important region where ING has top three market shares in both Retail and Commercial Banking and give an overview of ING Group's strong Q1 2015 results.

The recent deconsolidation of NN Group by ING Group will be addressed by Mr. Timmermans as well. The remaining stake in NN has been brought back to 38.2% over the past few weeks resulting in a pro-forma CET1 ratio for ING Group of approximately 12.4% on a fully loaded basis.

The full presentation by Mr. Timmermans can be viewed/downloaded via ING's corporate website www.ing.com/presentations or via www.slideshare.net.

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ING is a global financial institution with a strong European base, offering banking services through its operating company ING Bank and holding a significant stake in the listed insurer NN Group NV. The purpose of ING Bank is empowering people to stay a step ahead in life and in business. ING Bank's 53,000 employees offer retail and commercial banking services to customers in over 40 countries.

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 Group shares being included in the FTSE4Good index and in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (Europe and World) where ING is the industry leader in the diversified financials group.

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