ING buys back its preference shares from ABN AMRO

ING Group has reached agreement with ABN AMRO to purchase 28,843,989 depository receipts for "A" preference shares of ING Group. The transaction will be conducted in two tranches. The first tranche consists of 18,843,989 shares, to be purchased at a price of EUR 3.65 per share to be completed on 15 October 2007. The second tranche of 10,000,000 shares will be purchased at a price of EUR 3.68 per share on 24 December 2007. The second tranche is subject to the condition that ING does not breach its 10 pct limit of its share capital on its own books, which condition has to be fulfilled before 15 January 2008. Following the repurchase of each tranche, the preference shares will be cancelled. The repurchase of preference shares was authorised by the General Meeting of Shareholders of ING on 24 April 2007 and the prices agreed are within the limit set. This transaction follows similar purchases from Aegon in 2006 and Fortis earlier this year. The transaction will have no significant impact on ING Group's earnings or key ratios and will not impact the ongoing share buyback programme for ordinary ING shares. +-------------------------------------------------------------------+ | Press enquiries: | | Carolien van der Giessen, ING Group, +31 20 541 | | 6522, | +-------------------------------------------------------------------+ ING is a global financial institution of Dutch origin offering banking, insurance and asset management to over 75 million private, corporate and institutional clients in more than 50 countries. With a diverse workforce of about 120,000 people, ING comprises a broad spectrum of prominent companies that increasingly serve their clients under the ING brand.