Annual General Meeting of ING Groep N.V. on Monday, 12 May 2014 at 2 p.m.
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, 12 May 2014 at 2 p.m. 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 2013 Annual Report, including the Annual Accounts, other information and the reports of the Executive Board and the Supervisory Board.
- The proposals to amend the Articles of Association, including the verbatim text and the explanation.
Attending the meeting and exercising your right to vote
To attend the meeting, you are required to register not later than 7 May 2014. This year, for the first time, depositary receipt holders can register for the meeting online via the EVO platform (electronic voting platform). This platform is available until 17.00 CEST on 7 May 2014. In addition, depositary receipt holders can register in writing with ING Bank N.V. (Paying Agency Services, location AMP L.02.007, Bijlmerplein 888, 1102 MG 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 12 May, 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 until 17.00 CEST on 7 May 2014. 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 7 May 2014. 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 12 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 (14 April 2014), or if you are entered in the shareholders’ register.
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.
ING Group wishes to encourage the participation of its shareholders and depositary receipt holders. In this context, it is launching 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.
Communication channel for shareholders
At the end of 2013, the Shareholders’ Communication Channel Association (Stichting Communicatiekanaal Aandeelhouders) decided to disband. As a consequence, shareholders and depositary receipt holders can no longer use its services this year.