Annual General Meeting of
ING Groep N.V. on Monday, 11 May 2015 at 2 PM
To the holders of shares and depositary receipts for shares of ING Groep N.V.
The annual General Meeting of ING Groep N.V. will be held on Monday, 11 May 2015 at 2 pm in the Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ, Piet Heinkade 1, 1019 BR Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
Availability of meeting documents
- The convocation, including the agenda with explanation and the announcements that are required by virtue of the law and the Articles of Association of ING Groep N.V.
- The 2014 Annual Report, including the annual accounts, other information and the reports of the Executive Board and the Supervisory Board.
Attending the meeting and exercising your right to vote
To attend the meeting, you are required to register not later than 6 May 2015. Depositary receipt holders can register for the meeting online via the EVO platform (electronic voting platform). This platform is available from 13 April 09:00 CEST until 17.00 CEST on 6 May 2015. In addition, depositary receipt holders can register in writing with ING Bank N.V. Paying Agency Services, location TRC 01.013, Foppingadreef 7, 1102 BD Amsterdam, the Netherlands, e-mail: email@example.com, fax: +31 20 5636959). Shareholders can register in writing only (see above address).
If you are unable to attend the meeting on 11 May 2015, but would nevertheless like to participate in the decision-making, you can arrange to be represented by a proxy. You can also cast your vote online prior to the meeting using the EVO platform from 13 April 09:00 CEST until 17.00 CEST on 6 May 2015. In addition, you can use the voting form, which you can download and send to ING Bank N.V. The voting form should reach ING Bank N.V. not later than 6 May 2015. You can find the postal address on the form. For questions, you can e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also follow the annual General Meeting live on this website on 11 May.
You can attend the meeting and exercise your voting right only if you have been registered as a depositary receipt holder by an intermediary (as defined in the Securities Giro Act (Wet giraal effectenverkeer) on Record date (13 April 2015), or if you are entered in the shareholders’ register.
Number of issued shares and voting rights
As per 13 April 2015, 3,867,815,863 ordinary shares were issued. On these shares, 3,865,456,976 votes can be cast.
ING Group wishes to encourage the participation of its shareholders and depositary receipt holders. In this context, ING makes use of the EVO platform. 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. If you wish to make use of the options offered by the EVO platform, you can register here. For more information about the EVO platform, please see the Q&A.