ING Group Adopts the Equator Principles

Amsterdam - 23 June 2003

ING Groep NV of the Netherlands has announced its adoption of the Equator Principles. This brings the number of leading project finance banks which have adopted the Principles to eleven. ING said that its adoption of the Equator Principles "means that ING will comply with the sustainability regulations for financing various large-scale projects in developing countries as set by the International Finance Corporation."