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30 Oct 2015 - 08:50 CET

NN Group wins FD Henri Sijthoff Award for best 2014 Annual Report

NN Group received this year’s FD Henri Sijthoff Award for best financial reporting in the ‘small and mid-cap’ category. This was announced by the leading Dutch financial daily ‘Het Financieele Dagblad’ on 29 October 2015. NN Group has been included in the Euronext AEX Index since 23 March 2015.

The 2014 Annual Report was NN Group’s first annual report as a listed company. A 'combined approach' was chosen, consisting of an Annual Review, a Financial Report and a Sustainability Report, tailored to different stakeholder groups. The report provides extensive information on NN Group’s strategy, financial performance and sustainability approach.

The FD Henri Sijthoff jury commended the NN Group Annual Report for its clear explanation of trends and risks affecting the company, its fresh integrated approach and inclusion of financial as well as non-financial targets.

Lard Friese, CEO NN Group: ‘We are honoured to win this award for our first annual report as a stand-alone company. It motivates us to further develop the quality of our reporting in the areas of transparency, financial and non-financial information. This is what we aim for: to further improve and innovate our businesses - for our customers, shareholders, employees and society at large.’


About the award

The FD Henri Sijthoff Award is an initiative of ‘Het Financieele Dagblad’, with the objective of contributing to improved financial reporting by the Dutch business community. The award was initiated in 1954 by the newspaper’s owner and director at the time, Henri Sijthoff. In 1964, Nationale-Nederlanden won the award for the first time.


  • NN Group profile

    NN Group is an international insurance and investment management company, active in more than 18 countries, with a strong presence in a number of European countries and Japan. With around 12,000 employees the group offers retirement services, insurance, investments and banking to more than 15 million customers. NN Group includes Nationale-Nederlanden, NN (formerly known as ING Insurance) and NN Investment Partners (formerly known as ING Investment Management). NN Group is listed on Euronext Amsterdam (NN).

  • Important legal information

    Certain of the statements contained herein are not historical facts, including, without limitation, certain statements made of future expectations and other forward-looking statements that are based on management’s current views and assumptions and involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results, performance or events to differ materially from those expressed or implied in such statements. Actual results, performance or events may differ materially from those in such statements due to, without limitation: (1) changes in general economic conditions, in particular economic conditions in NN Group’s core markets, (2) changes in performance of financial markets, including developing markets, (3) consequences of a potential (partial) break-up of the euro, (4) the implementation of the EC Restructuring Plan, (5) changes in the availability of, and costs associated with, sources of liquidity as well as conditions in the credit markets generally, (6) the frequency and severity of insured loss events, (7) changes affecting mortality and morbidity levels and trends, (8) changes affecting persistency levels, (9) changes affecting interest rate levels, (10) changes affecting currency exchange rates, (11) changes in investor, customer and policyholder behaviour, (12) changes in general competitive factors, (13) changes in laws and regulations, (14) changes in the policies of governments and/or regulatory authorities, (15) conclusions with regard to accounting assumptions and methodologies, (16) changes in ownership that could affect the future availability to us of net operating loss, net capital and built-in loss carry forwards, (17) changes in credit and financial strength ratings, (18) NN Group’s ability to achieve projected operational synergies and (19) the other risks and uncertainties contained in recent public disclosures made by NN Group and/or related to NN Group.

    Any forward-looking statements made by or on behalf of NN Group speak only as of the date they are made, and, NN Group assumes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information or for any other reason. This document does not constitute an offer to sell, or a solicitation of an offer to purchase, any securities in the United States or any other jurisdiction. The securities of NN Group have not been and will not be registered under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), and may not be offered or sold within the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption from the registration requirements of the Securities Act.

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