ING Americas Contributes $250,000 to Peru Earthquake Relief Efforts
ING Americas today announced a $250,000 contribution to UNICEF and the International Red Cross to be used for relief efforts in the aftermath of the August 16th earthquake in Peru.
“The devastation in the affected areas is overwhelming, and ING’s businesses and employees in the Americas are prepared to provide financial support during this time of response and recovery,” said Tom McInerney, ING Executive Board member, chairman and chief executive officer, ING Insurance Americas. “As a member of Peru’s business community, we are committed to supporting relief effort, as we have a responsibility to the countries in which we operate and our employees live.”
ING is also encouraging its employees throughout the Americas region to make personal contributions through the company’s employee giving program. An ING Peru Earthquake Disaster Relief Fund has been established through the International Red Cross, allowing employee donations toward disaster relief in the regions affected by the crisis.
ING has several business operations in Peru, including pensions, life insurance and asset management.
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ING is a global financial institution of Dutch origin offering banking, insurance and asset management to more than 60 million private, corporate and institutional clients in more than 50 countries. With a diverse workforce of over 120,000 people, ING comprises a broad spectrum of prominent companies that increasingly serve their clients under the ING brand.
In the Americas, ING employs 28,000 people and has operations in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Chile and Peru, where ING offers a range of wealth accumulation and asset management products and participates in the pension, life, annuity, health, auto and property & casualty insurance businesses.
On July 26, ING announced today that it had reached an agreement with Santander to acquire its Latin American pension businesses. The mandatory pension fund management companies (AFPs), which are located in Mexico, Chile, Colombia, and Uruguay will make ING the second largest pension fund manager in Latin America. The transactions are subject to various national regulatory approvals and are expected to close during the end of 2007 and in early 2008.
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