ING AGM adopts annual accounts 2017

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Amsterdam, 23 April 2018, 18:20 CET

The Annual General Meeting (AGM) of ING Groep N.V. adopted the 2017 Annual Accounts today and declared a total dividend for 2017 of EUR 0.67 per ordinary share. Taking into account the interim cash dividend of EUR 0.24 paid in August 2017, the final dividend amounts to EUR 0.43 per share, to be paid fully in cash. ING’s shares will be quoted ex-dividend on Euronext Amsterdam as of 25 April 2018. The record date for the final dividend 2017 entitlement is 26 April 2018. The final dividend will be made payable on 3 May 2018. For holders of American Depositary Receipts (ADR), the final dividend will be made payable on 11 May 2018.

The AGM reappointed Eric Boyer de la Giroday to the Supervisory Board of ING, effective as per end of the AGM. As announced in 2017, Jeroen van der Veer has stepped down from the Supervisory Board as per the end of the AGM. In line with the earlier announced intention, the Supervisory Board has elected Hans Wijers as its chairman to succeed Jeroen van der Veer in that capacity per the end of the AGM 2018.

After the AGM, the Supervisory Board of ING consists of:

Hans Wijers, Chairman Mariana Gheorghe
Jan Peter Balkenende Margarete Haase (effective per 1 May 2018)
Eric Boyer de la Giroday Hermann-Josef Lamberti
Henk Breukink Robert Reibestein

 

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