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ING Recognized as 'One of the Best Places to Work' for LGBT Equality

Monday, December 12, 2011

ING Recognized as 'One of the Best Places to Work' for LGBT Equality12:47 EST Monday, December 12, 2011Company earns top score for LGBT policiesNEW YORK, Dec. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- For the sixth consecutive year, ING U.S. has received a perfect score of 100% on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation's 2012 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), a survey that assesses American workplaces on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) equality. To view the report, visit "ING is honored to receive this recognition by the Human Rights Campaign," said Rob Leary, president and chief operating officer, ING Insurance U.S. "This survey helps us to annually review our LGBT workplace policies, ensuring we continue to improve how we maintain an inclusive workplace environment, which is critical for our business success."The CEI rates companies on 40 specific policies and practices. To achieve a perfect score and the coveted distinction of "Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality," companies must have fully inclusive equal employment opportunity policies, provide equal employment benefits, demonstrate organizational LGBT competency, evidence their commitment to equality publicly and exercise responsible citizenship.  A total of 850 businesses were rated in the 2012 CEI, with only 190 earning a perfect score."ING's outstanding score on the CEI survey provides a validation of our practice and commitment to diversity and inclusion of all employees," added Rhonda Mims, president of the ING Foundation and senior vice president of ING's Office of Corporate Responsibility. "We are particularly proud of the leadership of our LGBT employee resource group. They have helped us gain a better understanding of the LGBT community."For inquiries:Phil MargolisING Office: 860-580-2676Cell: INGING U.S. is a part of Dutch-based ING Groep N.V.  In the U.S., the ING (NYSE: ING) family of companies offers a comprehensive array of financial services to retail and institutional clients, which includes life insurance, retirement plans, mutual funds, managed accounts, alternative investments, institutional investment management, annuities, employee benefits and financial planning. ING holds top-tier rankings in key U.S. markets and serves approximately 15 million customers across the nation. ING's diversity management philosophy and commitment to workforce diversity, diversity marketing, corporate citizenship and supplier diversity fosters an inclusive environment for employees that supports a distinctive product and service experience for the financial services consumer.For more information, visit ING U.S.