(IN BRIEF) ING announces progress in its share buyback program, repurchasing 1,687,860 shares at an average price of €12.04 during the week of May 22nd to May 26th, 2023. The total number of shares repurchased under the program is now 3,755,396, representing approximately 2.99% of the maximum total value of the buyback program. Detailed information on the repurchased shares and transactions can be found on the ING website. ING, a global financial institution with a strong European presence, offers banking services through ING Bank and focuses on sustainability and ESG initiatives. ING Group shares are listed on several stock exchanges.
(PRESS RELEASE) AMSTERDAM, 30-May-2023 — /EuropaWire/ — ING announced today that it has made significant progress in its share buyback programme, with 1,687,860 shares repurchased during the week of May 22nd to May 26th, 2023. The shares were acquired at an average price of €12.04, totaling €20,328,322.53. Detailed information regarding daily repurchases, individual transactions, and weekly reports can be found on the ING website at www.ing.com/investorrelations.
To date, a total of 3,755,396 ordinary shares have been repurchased under the programme, at an average price of €11.95, with a total consideration of €44,885,241.26. Approximately 2.99% of the maximum total value of the share buyback programme has been completed thus far.
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