NN Group new title sponsor of Marathon Rotterdam and City-Pier-City Run The Hague
Amsterdam, 23 December 2014
NN Group is pleased to announce that it has chosen running as its main sport sponsoring domain. NN just finalised a three-year title sponsorship agreement with the Marathon Rotterdam and the City-Pier-City Run (CPC) in The Hague.
With the sponsorship of these running events in the Netherlands, NN Group aims to enhance awareness of the newly launched NN brand which includes Nationale-Nederlanden and NN Investment Partners, the future name of ING Investment Management. In the years to come, NN’s objective is to support more running activities in some of its other key markets.
Lard Friese, CEO NN Group said: "We are happy to support such prestigious Dutch running events. With this sponsorship, we want to offer our support to the sport, its athletes and all the people who practise running or jogging themselves. This sponsorship fits well with NN’s values and our aim to contribute to people’s general and financial health and well-being. Also, running attracts a diverse field of participants and spectators in terms of gender, age and nationality, which matches the diverse character of our employees and customers.”
“We are proud that NN is the new title sponsor of the Marathon Rotterdam and the CPC Run in The Hague,” said Mario Kadiks, director of Marathon Rotterdam. “With NN we have found a committed partner that perfectly fits our running events in Rotterdam and The Hague. From the first conversation it feels good. We look forward to a successful cooperation."
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On Sunday April 12, 2015 the NN Rotterdam Marathon will take place for the 35th time. This high quality marathon is well known for its fast times, professional organization and the many enthusiastic supporters along the course. The world's top athletes will be at the start on the bustling Coolsingel, alongside ten thousands of other runners who will also triumph, each in their own unique way. The Marathon Rotterdam has been awarded with the IAAF Gold Label for Road Races. The Gold Label is the highest international qualification awarded by the International Association of Athletics Federations for running events.
About the NN CPC Run The Hague
The CPC Run in The Hague is a Half Marathon, the course where the Kenyan Samuel Wanjiru ran the world record (58:33 hours) in 2007. However The CPC Run The Hague is much more than that. Many thousands of runners and spectators enjoy the different runs.
NN Group profile
NN Group is an insurance and investment management company with a strong, predominantly European presence in more than 18 countries. With about 12,000 employees the group offers retirement services, insurance, investments and banking to more than 15 million customers. NN Group includes Nationale-Nederlanden, ING Insurance Europe, ING Investment Management and ING Life Japan and is listed on Euronext Amsterdam (NN).
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