Change of venue for the ordinary general meeting 2023
ING announced today that it has decided to change the venue for the 2023 Annual General Meeting to accommodate the high number of shareholders who have registered to attend in a safe and orderly manner. The meeting now takes place at Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ, Piet Heinkade 1 in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. As previously announced, the meeting will be held on Monday 24 April 2023 at 14:00 CEST.
Full details of all agenda items as published on 10 March 2023 are included in the proxy materials for our Annual General Meeting on our website (ing.com/agm). Apart from the change of venue, no other changes were made to the information in the agenda and the explanatory notes.
Registered shareholders can participate in the general meeting either in person or remotely by logging on to the electronic platform ‘Evote by ING’, which is available via ing.com/agm. The general meeting will also be webcast live via ing.com. Shareholders are advised to check the information on the website regularly for any updates, including details of admission requirements.
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