2014 Annual General Meeting
To the holders of shares and depositary receipts for shares of ING Groep N.V.
The annual General Meeting of ING Groep N.V. was held on Monday, 12 May 2014 at 2 pm in the Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ, Piet Heinkade 1, 1019 BR Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
Meeting documents and presentations
Number of issued shares and voting rights
As per 27 March 2014, 3,842,097,952 ordinary shares were issued. On these shares, 3,815,298,338 votes can be cast.
As per 14 April 2014, 3,856,126,695 ordinary shares were issued. On these shares, 3,829,554,042 votes can be cast.
Nearly all registrations and voting instructions of depositary receipt holders were received via the EVO platform, that is 96,9% % of the total capital registered.
ING Group wishes to encourage the participation of its shareholders and depositary receipt holders. In this context, the online EVO platform was launched March 2014. The EVO platform makes it easier for depositary receipt holders to cast their vote prior to the meeting by issuing binding voting instructions to the ING Trust Office. Furthermore, depositary receipt holders can register for the meeting via the EVO platform, issue a proxy to a third party and view or change voting instructions that have already been issued. The ING Trust Office will carry out all voting instructions during the meeting.
The minutes (PDF) of the 2014 annual General Meeting were confirmed on 12 November 2014 in accordance with best-practice provision IV.3.10 of the Dutch Corporate Governance Code. Shareholders and holders of depositary receipts for shares who were present at the meeting could comment on the draft minutes until 12 November 2014. The English version is a translation of the minutes in Dutch. The Dutch text is leading.