18 Dec 2018 - 17:46 CET
NN Investment Partners and ING Bank Slaski strengthen partnership in Poland
NN Group today announces that it has reached an agreement to strengthen the long-term partnership between NN Investment Partners (NN IP) and ING Bank Śląski S.A. in Poland. Under this agreement, ING Bank Śląski will acquire a 45% stake in NN IP in Poland for a total consideration of approximately EUR 41 million, and will distribute NN IP investment funds to the Polish retail market through its extensive branch network.
Satish Bapat, CEO NN IP: ‘The partnership will further strengthen our position in the Polish market and will support our growth strategy of attracting third-party assets. NN IP and ING Bank Śląski will jointly offer investment funds to ING’s retail client base and also provide pension solutions for ING’s corporate and individual clients. Together we are well positioned to continue to build a strong and sustainable business in Poland.’
The transaction is not expected to have a material impact on the operating result and Solvency II ratio of NN Group. The transaction is subject to regulatory approval, and is expected to close in the first half of 2019.
NN Group profile
NN Group is an international financial services company, active in 18 countries, with a strong presence in a number of European countries and Japan. With all its employees, the Group provides retirement services, pensions, insurance, investments and banking to approximately 17 million customers. NN Group includes Nationale-Nederlanden, NN, Delta Lloyd, NN Investment Partners, ABN AMRO Insurance, Movir, AZL, BeFrank and OHRA. NN Group is listed on Euronext Amsterdam (NN).
About NN Investment Partners TFI S.A.
NN Investment Partners TFI S.A. in Poland (NN IP Poland) is part of NN Investment Partners, an international asset management company and a subsidiary of NN Group. Present on the Polish market since 1997, NN IP Poland has EUR 4.1 billion (at current exchange rates) of assets under management. Its core activities are the management and administration of investment funds, institutional portfolios and third pillar pension programmes (PPE, IKE, IKZE). The company is licenced and regulated by the Polish Financial Market Authority (KNF).
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