ING to sell remaining stake in Voya Financial
The offering and the repurchase will result in the sale of the total of 45.6 million shares which will reduce ING Group’s stake in Voya at the completion of the transactions to zero from the 18.9% currently held.
ING Group has previously announced its intention to divest its remaining stake in Voya over time, in line with its strategy to separate and divest its insurance and investment management businesses. In this context, ING Group sold shares of Voya through an initial public offering in May 2013 and follow-on offerings in October 2013, March 2014, September 2014 and November 2014.
In connection with the planned transactions, Voya intends to file today a preliminary prospectus supplement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The prospectus supplement covers the shares to be sold in the underwritten public offering and also includes information on the agreement between ING Group and Voya under which Voya will repurchase its shares of common stock from ING Group.
This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction.
ING is a global financial institution of Dutch origin offering banking services through its operating company ING Bank and holding significant stakes in the listed insurers NN Group NV and Voya Financial, Inc. The purpose of ING Bank is empowering people to stay a step ahead in life and in business. ING Bank’s 53,000 employees offer retail and commercial banking services to customers in over 40 countries. ING Group shares are listed (in the form of depositary receipts) on the exchanges of Amsterdam (INGA NA, ING.AS), Brussels and on the New York Stock Exchange (ADRs: ING US, ING.N). Sustainability forms an integral part of ING’s corporate strategy, which is evidenced by ING Group shares being included in the FTSE4Good index and in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (Europe and World) where ING is the industry leader in the diversified financials group.