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ING U.S. Announces Expanded Roles for Executive Team

Monday, September 17, 2012

ING U.S. Announces Expanded Roles for Executive Team09:45 EDT Monday, September 17, 2012NEW YORK, Sept. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- ING U.S., Inc., the holding company for ING U.S.'s core Retirement, Investment Management and Insurance businesses, announced today that it has expanded the roles and responsibilities for some members of its executive team.The expanded roles and responsibilities primarily involve Rodney O. Martin, Jr., chief executive officer, Alain Karaoglan, executive vice president and chief operating officer, and Ewout Steenbergen, executive vice president and chief financial officer:Effective immediately, Martin, who has more than 35 years of financial services experience, will provide oversight responsibility for ING U.S.'s core Retirement and Insurance businesses, while continuing with his current direct management responsibilities as CEO. Alain Karaoglan has been promoted to chief operating officer and will assume oversight responsibility for ING U.S.'s core Investment Management business, Brand Marketing, Operations, and Information Technology, in addition to continuing with his responsibilities for Strategy and Corporate Development and Investor Relations. Karaoglan has more than 25 years of experience in the financial services industry. Ewout Steenbergen, chief financial officer, will now assume oversight responsibility for ING U.S.'s Treasury and Capital Management activities. He will continue to lead the Finance function in the areas of Actuarial, Tax, Controllership, Financial Reporting, Insurance Investments, and Procurement. Steenbergen has more than 22 years of financial services experience. "Alain and Ewout are capable and results-oriented leaders who have demonstrated their ability to handle these expanded roles as we make progress toward our independent future," Martin said. "This structure better leverages the strengths and experience of all of our leaders, and intensifies our focus on helping Americans address their retirement needs through our outstanding asset accumulation, asset protection, and asset distribution products and services."About ING U.S.ING U.S. constitutes the U.S.-based retirement, investment and insurance operations of Netherlands-based ING Groep N.V. (NYSE: ING).  In the U.S., the ING family of companies offers a comprehensive array of financial services to retail and institutional clients, including retirement plans, IRA rollovers and transfers, stable value, institutional investment management, mutual funds, alternative investments, life insurance, employee benefits, fixed and indexed annuities and financial planning.  ING U.S. holds top-tier rankings in key U.S. markets and serves approximately 13 million customers across the nation.  For more information, visit http://ing.us.SOURCE ING U.S.For further information: Dana E. Ripley, ING U.S., Office: +1-770-980-4865, Cell: +1-404-788-9624, dana.ripley@us.ing.com