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ING expects limited impact from Lehman Brothers exposure


Amsterdam, ING announced today that, in light of the exceptional turbulence in global financial markets, it wants to inform its stakeholders that the total direct impact of Lehman Brothers’ Chapter 11 filing on ING’s profit and loss account is estimated to be around EUR 100 million on a pre-tax basis:

* The gross lending and bond exposure is approximately EUR 200 million. Taking into account hedges and collateral, the expected impact of these positions on the pre-tax P&L is around EUR 40 million.
* ING is currently executing an orderly settlement of transactions and is in the process of replacing derivative positions. ING estimates the impact of these actions at around EUR 60 million on the pre-tax P&L, based on current market prices.

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ING 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 50 countries. With a diverse workforce of about 130,000 people, ING is dedicated to setting the standard in helping our clients manage their financial future.


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