Fitch Withdraws ING U.S., Inc.'s Short-Term Commercial Paper Rating

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CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--

Fitch Ratings has withdrawn the 'F2' Short-Term Rating on ING U.S., Inc.'s (ING U.S.) commercial paper program. ING U.S. formally terminated its U.S. commercial paper program, effective Oct. 3, 2013.

Fitch has withdrawn the following rating:

ING U.S., Inc.
--Commercial paper guaranteed by ING Verzekeringen N.V. 'F2'.

Additional information is available at www.fitchratings.com.

Applicable Criteria and Related Research:
--'Insurance Rating Methodology' (Aug. 19, 2013).

Applicable Criteria and Related Research:
Insurance Rating Methodology
http://www.fitchratings.com/creditdesk/reports/report_frame.cfm?rpt_id=715468

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Contact:
Fitch Ratings
Primary Analyst, ING U.S.:
Tana M. Higman, +1-312-368-3122
Director
Fitch Ratings, Inc.
70 W. Madison Street
Chicago, IL 60602
or
Secondary Analyst:
Andrew Davidson, CFA, +1-312-368-3144
Senior Director
or
Primary Analyst (ING Verzekeringen and its subsidiaries) and Secondary Analyst (ING Group):
Marc-Philippe Juilliard, +33 (0)1 4429 91 37
Senior Director
Fitch France, 60, rue de Monceau 75008 Paris
or
Committee Chairperson:
James Auden, +1-312-368-3146
Managing Director
or
Media Relations:
Brian Bertsch, +1-212-908-0549
brian.bertsch@fitchratings.com

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