ING nominates Carin Gorter, Hermann-Josef Lamberti and Isabel Martín Castellá as members of Supervisory Board

ING nominates Carin Gorter, Hermann-Josef Lamberti and Isabel Martín Castellá as members of Supervisory Board

Amsterdam, 28 March 2013

ING announced today it will propose to the 2013 annual General Meeting (AGM) the appointment of Carin Gorter, Hermann-Josef Lamberti and Isabel Martín Castellá to the Supervisory Board. The AGM will be held on 13 May 2013 and the appointments will be effective as of that date.

Carin Gorter (1963, Dutch) is currently active as an independent advisor and consultant to a number of companies and organisations. She was a member of the Monitoring Committee on the Dutch Banking Code. Carin Gorter is a certified public accountant and previously held several positions in the areas of risk, control, audit and compliance within ABN AMRO, including Head of Group Compliance & Security between 2004 and 2008. She serves on the Supervisory Boards of healthcare insurer VGZ, hospital OLVG and of CBR, the Dutch central office for driver license testing.

Hermann-Josef Lamberti (1956, German) was a Member of the Management Board of Deutsche Bank AG from 1999 until June 2012, lastly in the position of Chief Operating Officer. From 1984 he held various management positions within IBM, working in Europe and the United States in the fields of controlling, internal application development, sales, personal software, marketing and brand management. In 1997, he was appointed Chairman of the Management Board of IBM Germany. Hermann-Josef Lamberti currently is Non-Executive member of the Board of EADS N.V.

Isabel Martín Castellá (1947, Spanish) currently is CEO of España Expansión Exterior, which promotes the participation of Spanish companies in international contracts. Previously she was CEO of Madrid International Financial Centre between 2006 and 2011. From 2000 until 2006 Isabel Martín Castellá served as Member of the Board of Governors of the European Investment Bank. From 1987 until 2006 she was Deputy Director General Global Structured Finance at Banco Santander.

The proposed appointments are subject to approval by the Dutch Central Bank (DNB).

The full details of proposed appointments, including those announced earlier, are included in the proxy materials relating to ING’s annual General Meeting (AGM) to be held on Monday, 13 May 2013. The proxy materials will be available on the ING website ( ) as of today.

The proxy materials also include:

  • The convocation for the AGM which includes 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 2012 Annual Report of ING Groep N.V. including the Annual Accounts, other information and the reports of the Executive Board and the Supervisory Board as published on 22 March 2013;
  • Any other information and documents as required by law.

As announced on 22 March, the printed version of the ING Group Annual Report in English will be available as of 4 April 2013.

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