Filings with the Dutch Authority for the Financial Markets (AFM)
Pursuant to the Dutch Financial Supervision Act, shareholders and holders of American depositary receipts (ADRs) of ING Groep N.V. are required to provide updated information on their holdings once they reach, exceed or fall below threshold levels of 3%, 5%, 10%, 15%, 20%, 25%, 30%, 40%, 50%, 60%, 75% and 95%.
Based on filings to the AFM (Dutch Authority for the Financial Markets) and to the best of our knowledge, currently the only investors with an interest of 3% or more are BlackRock, Inc. (which reported an interest of 5.07% on 11 August 2016) and Artisan Investments GP LLC (which reported an interest of 3.01% on 1 December 2016).
Filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)
According to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, shareholders in a company which have registered a class of their equity securities under the Exchange Act, are required to file beneficial owner reports if the ownership exceeds more than 5% of the outstanding shares of that class. The shareholder is obliged to file Schedule 13D or 13G until their holdings drop below 5%.
On 30 January 2018, BlackRock, Inc. disclosed by way of a Schedule 13G filed with the SEC, beneficial ownership of 304,505,468 ordinary shares of ING Groep N.V. as of 31 December 2017, representing 7.8% of ING Groep N.V.’s issued share capital.