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ING Chosen as a Core Life Insurance Carrier by Professional Life Advisors Network (PLAN)

Monday, February 21, 2011

ING Chosen as a Core Life Insurance Carrier by Professional Life Advisors Network (PLAN)09:15 EST Monday, February 21, 2011MINNEAPOLIS, Feb. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Professional Life Advisors Network (PLAN) has added the ING Life Companies (ING) as an approved core carrier.  PLAN is composed of prominent life brokerage agencies across the U.S. that are dedicated to assisting financial professionals in providing creative insurance strategies for complex personal, business and estate-planning issues."We're thrilled to have ING join us," said Carol Rando, executive director of PLAN.  "ING's experience, along with its product portfolio, deep support resources, and high-quality service, makes it a welcomed and valued addition to our top carrier list.""PLAN is a high-quality brokerage network of affiliated brokerage agencies who know institutional distribution well," said Dan Mulheran, president of ING's Retail Life Distribution.  "We're honored that they recognize ING's expertise and quality products, and we share the value of quality service to life insurance professionals."About PLANPLAN fosters relationships with only the premier life carriers in the insurance industry in order to enhance the expertise of its members.  Exceptional point-of-sale skills, life insurance concept expertise, and focus in the financial advisor space are among PLAN's key differentiators in the marketplace and are what large institutional clients have come to expect.  For more information, visit www.lifeadvisorsnetwork.com.About INGING is a global financial institution of Dutch origin offering banking, investments, life insurance and retirement services to over 85 million private, corporate and institutional clients in more than 40 countries.  With a diverse workforce of about 107,000 people, ING is dedicated to setting the standard in helping our clients manage their financial future.In the U.S., the ING (NYSE: ING) family of companies offer a comprehensive array of financial services to retail and institutional clients, which includes life insurance, retirement plans, mutual funds, managed accounts, alternative investments, direct banking, institutional investment management, annuities, employee benefits and financial planning.  ING holds top-tier rankings in key U.S. markets and serves nearly 30 million customers across the nation.  For more information, visit www.ing.com/us.Press inquiries:Philip MargolisING(860) 580-2676phil.margolis@us.ing.comCarol RandoPLAN610-220-9051carolrando@lifeadvisorsnetwork.comSOURCE INGFor further information: Philip Margolis, ING, +1-860-580-2676, phil.margolis@us.ing.com; or Carol Rando, PLAN, +1-610-220-9051, carolrando@lifeadvisorsnetwork.com