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Luxembourg, 29/06/2018

 EUR 9,500 to support UNICEF-Luxembourg!

At ING, there is no lack of initiatives when it comes to launching social responsibility actions!

For Easter, bank staff was invited to buy Easter eggs, the proceeds of which were to support UNICEF-Luxembourg. This action raised EUR 1,270.

On 12 May, ING installed an ING Express Shop at Luxexpo for the 13th annual ING Night Marathon in Luxembourg. This temporary shop offered the public a series of ING products, including watches, t-shirts, key chains, gym bags, headphones, and more. The goal was to sell as many items as possible and then donate the proceeds to UNICEF-Luxembourg! This initiative alone raised EUR 2,628.

And June saw the launch of two additional initiatives that have been considerably successful with Bank employees. The more kilometres they run, the more money ING donates to UNICEF-Luxembourg:

1. On 9 June, 28 runners from ING divided into 4 teams and each team member ran for 6 hours at 24H RUN WILTZ;

2. On 12 June, 110 runners and walkers set off for the ING Run for UNICEF/Run for Youth.

Thanks to these three initiatives in May and June, all of which have been very successful, we are pleased to announce that all the funds raised during these two months, i.e. EUR 5,073 have been donated to the joint ING-UNICEF “Power for Youth” programme intended to help adolescents from five countries (China, the Philippines, Vietnam, Kosovo and Montenegro). The programme aims at empowering teenagers around the world by providing them with the skills and tools they need so that they can be the future work force, the future entrepreneurs, and the future leaders of their countries.

But that’s not all! ING is also pleased to support UNICEF-Luxembourg in the renovation of its new headquarters in Luxembourg. With a financial donation of EUR 3,000, the bank hopes to contribute to the modernisation of a meeting room or the purchase of furniture for the offices at the new headquarters.

On Friday, 29 June 2018, at an ING Lux House check presentation, Frédéric Kieffer, Head of Retail Banking, awarded UNICEF-Luxembourg the sum of EUR 9,500, resulting from this series of initiatives undertaken by ING, declaring: “We are really proud that, thanks to all these actions, we are able to help UNICEF-Luxembourg support children in the most disadvantaged areas of the world!”