I-Bankers Take ING U.S. Another Step Closer to Freedom
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Wednesday, May 29, 2013

I-Bankers Take ING U.S. Another Step Closer to Freedom

The ING [profile] mutual fund business in the U.S. just took another step towards independence from its Dutch multinational parent.

Yesterday ING U.S. revealed that its IPO underwriters — led by Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs and Citigroup, and also including Merrill Lynch, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank and J.P. Morgan — exercised their option to buy an extra 9.8 million shares (or 4 percent of ING U.S.) at the IPO price of $19.50 per share. The deal reduces ING Group's stake in ING U.S. to 71 percent.

ING U.S. IPOed on May 2, with ING Group selling 65.2 million ING U.S. shares at $19.50 under the ticker VOYA. That ticker aligns with ING U.S.'s upcoming rebranding effort.

Company Press Release

Underwriters of ING U.S. IPO Exercise Overallotment Option; ING Group Stake in ING U.S. Reduced to Approximately 71 Percent

May 28, 2013 New York Share:

ING U.S., Inc. (NYSE: VOYA) announced today that the underwriters in the Initial Public Offering (IPO) of ING U.S. have exercised in full their overallotment option to purchase approximately 9.8 million additional shares of ING U.S. from ING Group at the IPO price of $19.50 per share. ING U.S. shares started trading on the New York Stock Exchange on May 2, 2013.

The exercise of the option has no financial impact to ING U.S. The gross proceeds from the exercise go to ING Group and will reduce ING Group’s ownership in ING U.S. to approximately 71 percent. The closing of the overallotment offering is expected to occur on May 31, 2013, subject to customary closing conditions.

The registration statement relating to these securities has been declared effective by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. A copy of the registration statement may be obtained by visiting the SEC website at This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy, any securities, nor shall there be any offer, solicitation or sale of any securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction.


Press Inquiries:
                                    Dana E. Ripley                                                                                                    
ING U.S.                                                                                                       
Office: 212.309.8444                                                     

Investor Inquiries:
Darin Arita  
Office: 212.309.8999

About ING U.S.

ING U.S. (NYSE: VOYA), which plans to rebrand in the future as Voya Financial, serves the financial needs of approximately 13 million individual and institutional customers with a comprehensive array of Retirement, Investment and Insurance products and services, 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. Our dedicated workforce of approximately 7,000 employees is focused on ING U.S.’s mission to make a secure financial future possible — one person, one family and one institution at a time.  ING U.S.’s vision is to be America’s Retirement CompanyTM.  For more information, visit

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