Dividend and distibution policy

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Distribution policy

ING is committed to maintaining a healthy Group CET1 ratio above the prevailing fully-loaded requirement, plus a comfortable management buffer (to include Pillar 2 Guidance). At the same time, ING aims to offer a sustainable and attractive return to shareholders.

As announced on November 5th 2020, ING’s distribution policy is to pay-out 50% of resilient net profit (excluding extraordinary items). The 50% pay-out may be in the form of cash, or a combination of cash and share repurchases.

The aim is to pay an interim dividend in cash with our half year results. The exact form and level of the final distribution will be subject to approval by the shareholders at the Annual General Meeting. Distribution proposals will reflect considerations that are relevant to a capital plan, including expected future capital requirements, growth opportunities available to the Group and regulatory developments. Furthermore, the execution of this policy will comply with prevailing ECB recommendations on shareholder distributions.

Payments per share represent gross amounts which are subject to Dutch dividend withholding tax.

Euronext Amsterdam
Financial year Dividend type Amount (€) Record date Payment date
2019 Interim 0.24 06/08/2019 12/08/2019
Final TBD** TBD TBD
Total TBD**    
2018 Interim 0.24 07/08/2018 14/08/2018
Final 0.44 26/04/2019 02/05/2019
Total 0.68    
2017 Interim 0.24 07/08/2017 14/08/2017
Final 0.43 26/04/2018 03/05/2018
Total 0.67    
2016 Interim 0.24 08/08/2016 15/08/2016
Final 0.42 11/05/2017 18/05/2017
Total 0.66    
2015 Interim 0.24 10/08/2015 17/08/2015
Final 0.41 28/04/2016 04/05/2016
Total 0.65    
2014 Interim - - -
Final 0.12 14/05/2015 21/05/2015
Total 0.12    

New York Stock Exchange (ADR holders*)
Financial year Dividend type Amount ($) Record date Payment date
2019 Interim 0.27 12/08/2019 19/08/2019
Final TBD** TBD TBD
Total TBD**    
2018 Interim 0.27 13/08/2018 21/08/2018
Final 0.49 26/04/2019 09/05/2019
Total 0.76    
2017 Interim 0.28 14/08/2017 21/08/2017
Final 0.51 26/04/2018 11/05/2018
Total 0.79    
2016 Interim 0.27 15/08/2016 22/08/2016
Final 0.47 11/05/2017 25/05/2017
Total 0.74    
2015 Interim 0.27 17/08/2015 24/08/2015
Final 0.47 28/04/2016 11/05/2016
Total 0.74    
2014 Interim - - -
Final 0.13 14/05/2015 29/05/2015
Total 0.13    

* ADR dividends are presented rounded to the second decimal. More information on American Depository Receipts and related dividends can be found at https://www.adr.com/drprofile/456837103. The applicable foreign exchange rate, and thus the final amount, is determined at the time of the dividend payment.
** In March 2020, ING Group announced that it would suspend any payment of dividends until 1 October 2020, following an industry-wide recommendation from the ECB. The ECB subsequently updated their recommendation at the end of July, extending the timeframe for suspension of dividend payments until 1 January 2021.

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