ING Announces Sponsorship of Juntos en Concierto 2006 - a tour of Latin Music's Greatest Voices

May 31, 2006 Los Angeles, CA Share: Print Subscribe to Email Alerts

 ING, the global financial services company, has become the first sponsor of the popular Juntos en Concierto 2006 tour, a major U.S. concert tour featuring three of Latin music’s most popular artists, a groundbreaking move among financial services companies.

The national, Hispanic consumer-focused sponsorship represents an innovative approach in supporting Hispanic communities and emphasizing the importance for Hispanic individuals and families to plan for their financial future.

“Juntos en Concierto gives ING an opportunity to support our Hispanic culture and diversity,” said Ricardo Lopez Valencia, senior vice president and head of diversity markets for ING. “At the same time, we are introducing our company – and making it easier for people to better understand the importance of financial planning – particularly among Hispanic communities across the country.”

ING’s research shows that despite growing affluence, relatively few Hispanics utilize financial products other than bank accounts. ING acknowledges that Hispanics need investment and wealth management services, and is working to make it easier for Latinos to maintain, grow and maximize their wealth.

ING has recognized a need among bi-cultural Hispanics; a market segment that is often overlooked by financial services companies. By tackling awareness, education and accessibility barriers of financial planning within Hispanic communities, ING hopes to help introduce more Hispanics to the concepts of financial planning.

The relationship between ING and Live Nation goes beyond sponsoring the 20-city tour; it also will directly benefit Hispanic students pursuing higher education through a special $100,000 donation to the Hispanic Scholarship Fund, which will award 20 $5,000 scholarships in conjunction with the tour – one scholarship in each market on the tour.

"ING is committed to supporting higher education and is proud to help support the Hispanic Scholarship Fund, which has the power to help Latino students achieve their dreams of higher education and a sound financial future,” Valencia said.

Press Inquiries

ING
Christina Divigard, 860 723-2293 or christina.divigard@us.ing.com
LIVE NATION/JUNTOS EN CONCIERTO
Diana Baron, d. baron media relations inc., 310 315 5444 or info@dbaronmedia.com

About Live Nation

Live Nation is a leading live event, venue and digital distribution company focused on creating superior experiences for artists, performers, corporations and fans. Live Nation owns, operates or has booking rights for 153 venues worldwide and produced more than 29,500 events in 2005. Live Nation operates more than 60 websites globally. Headquartered in Los Angeles, California, Live Nation is listed on the New York Stock Exchange, trading under the symbol “LYV.” For more information regarding Live Nation and its businesses, please visit the company’s website at www.livenation.com

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About ING

ING Group 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 more than 113,000 people, ING comprises a broad spectrum of prominent companies that increasingly serve their clients under the ING brand.

In the U.S., the ING family of companies offers a comprehensive array of financial services to retail and institutional clients, which includes life insurance, retirement plans, mutual funds, managed accounts, alternative investments, direct banking, institutional investment management, annuities, employee benefits, financial planning and reinsurance. ING holds top-tier rankings in key U.S. markets and serves more than 15 million customers across the nation. For more information, visit www.ing.com.

ING is not affiliated with Live Nation or Juntos en Concierto

Juntos en Conciertos 2006 Concert Dates

Friday, July l4            
San Jose, CA
Shoreline Amphitheatre
Saturday, July 15 
Irvine,CA           
Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
Sunday,July16            
San Diego CA
Coors Amphitheatre
Tuesday, July 18
Universal City CA
Gibson Amphitheatre
Weds., July 19 
Phoenix AZ 
US Airways Center
Thursday, July 20
El Paso TX
Don Haskins Center
Saturday, July 22
San Antonio TX
Verizon Amphitheater
Sunday, July 23
Houston TX
Toyota Center
Tuesday, July 25
Laredo TX
Laredo Entertainment Center
Weds., July 26  
McAllen, TX
Dodge Arena
Saturday, July 29  
West Palm Beach, FL
Sound Advice Amphitheater
Sunday, July 30       
Miami, FL
American Airlines Arena
Tuesday, August 1 
Orlando, FL
TD Waterhouse Center
Weds, August 2
Atlanta, GA 
The Arena at Gwinnett Center
Friday, August 4         
Washington DC
Nissan Pavillion
Saturday, August 5 
Wantagh, NY 
Nikon at Jones Beach Center
Sunday, August 6 
Atlantic City, NJ 
Mark G. Etess Arena
Tuesday, August 8 
Uncasville, CT 
Mohegan Sun Arena
Weds., August 9
New York City
Madison Square Garden
Saturday, August 12
Chicago, IL          
Charter One Pavillion