ING Annuities names Hughes to lead national sales in NYSE & regional channels

May 7, 2007 West Chester, PA Share: Print Subscribe to Email Alerts

ING Annuities has named Ann Hughes to lead its growing presence in New York Stock Exchange-based and regional brokerage channels, according to Jim McInnis, president, Annuity Distribution, for ING Annuities.

In her new role, Hughes will lead a 35-member wholesale and support team that focuses exclusively on ING Annuity relationships and emerging opportunities among regional and national-scale wire houses and investment firms that provide retail-level services to savers and investors. ING Annuities has experienced strong growth in the NYSE & regional channel in recent years as brokers and their Baby Boomer-age clients explore potential retirement income solutions.

Hughes most recently led the ING Variable Annuity business development team that partnered with all distribution channels to grow relationships and sales. Hughes has been with ING for the past seven years in a variety of leadership roles within the annuity business. She earned a masters and undergraduate degrees from Iowa State University.

Press inquiries

ING US Financial Services
Chuck Eudy, 770.980.5209, or, 770.490.6420 (mobile), or, chuck.eudy@us.ing.com

Annuities are issued by ING USA Annuity and Life Insurance Company (Des Moines, IA) and ReliaStar (Minneapolis, MN) Life Insurance Company of New York. Variable Annuities are distributed by Directed Services, LLC, member FINRA (1475 Dunwoody Drive, West Chester, PA 19380). Only ReliaStar Life Insurance Company of New York is admitted, and its products offered, in the state of New York. All are members of the ING family of companies.

You should consider the investment objectives, risks and charges, and expenses of the variable annuity and its underlying investment options carefully before investing. The prospectuses for the variable annuity and underlying investment options contain this and other information. You may obtain free prospectuses by calling your financial professional or 800-366-0066. Please read the prospectuses carefully before investing. Variable insurance products are subject to investment risk, are not guaranteed and will fluctuate in value. In addition, there is no guarantee that any variable investment option will meet its stated objective.

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 115,000 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 offer a comprehensive array of financial services to retail and institutional clients which include 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 over 14 million customers across the nation. For more information, visit www.ing.com.