Annual General Meeting of ING Groep N.V. on Monday, 23 April 2018 at 2 PM
To the shareholders of ING Groep N.V.
The annual General Meeting of ING Groep N.V. will be held on Monday, 23 April 2018 at 2 pm in the Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ, Piet Heinkade 1, 1019 BR Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
You can find here the Dutch version and here the English version of the draft minutes of the ING General Meeting up to and including 22 October 2018. In accordance with the Dutch Corporate Governance Code, responses to the minutes must be received by ING’s Company Secretary by e-mail no later than this date (22 October 2018).
Availability of meeting documents
- Agenda (NL/EN), Explanation to the Agenda (NL/EN) and the announcements that are required by virtue of law and the Articles of Association of ING Groep N.V.. Please note that agenda item 6 will not be put up for a vote, see also the relevant press release on 13 March 2018;
- The 2017 Annual Report, including the Annual Accounts, other information and the reports of the Executive Board and the Supervisory Board. Please note that pages 96 to 97 should be read in conjunction with the press release of 13 March 2018;
- Application of the Dutch Corporate Governance Code by ING Groep N.V.
- The profile 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 Wednesday 18 April 2018. Shareholders can register for the meeting online via the EVO platform (electronic voting platform). This platform is available from Monday 26 March 2018 after 18:00 CET until 17.30 CET on Wednesday 18 April 2018. In addition, shareholders can register in writing with ING Bank Issuer Services, location TRC 02.039, Foppingadreef 7, 1102 BD Amsterdam, email: firstname.lastname@example.org). Shareholders can register in writing only (see above address).
If you are unable to attend the meeting on Monday 23 April 2018, 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 Monday 26 March 2018 after 18:00 CET until 17.30 CET on Wednesday 18 April 2018. In addition, you can use the voting form (NL/EN), which you can download and send to ING Bank N.V. The voting form should reach ING Bank N.V. not later than Wednesday 18 April 2018. You can find the postal address on the form. For questions, you can e-mail: email@example.com. You can also follow the annual meeting live on this website on Monday 23 April 2018.
You can attend the meeting and exercise your voting right only if you have been registered as a shareholder by an intermediary (as defined in the Securities Giro Act (Wet giraal effectenverkeer) on the Record date (Monday 26 March 2018), or if you are entered in the shareholders’ register.
Number of issued shares
On 26 March 2018 (record date):
Number issued shares: 3,886,008,602.
Number shares that ING Groep and its subsidiaries together hold: 950,909.
Total number of shares with voting rights: 3,885,057,693.
ING Group wishes to encourage the participation of its shareholders. In this context, ING Group makes use of the EVO platform. The EVO platform makes it easier for shareholders to cast their vote prior to the meeting by issuing binding voting instructions to a third party, the civil-law notary Ms J.J.C.A. Leemrijse, at Allen & Overy in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, or her substitute. Furthermore, shareholders 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 aforementioned civil-law notary 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 from Monday 26 March 2018 after 18:00 CET until 17.30 CET on Wednesday 18 April 2018 here.