ING Appoints New Asian Head of Debt Capital Markets

May 04, 2004, 01:00 ET from ING

    HONG KONG, May 4 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- ING Financial Markets today
 announced the appointment of Ehwan Hahm as Head of Debt Capital Markets, Asia,
 effective immediately.  Based in Hong Kong, Mr. Hahm will focus on debt
 origination and execution and will report to Percy Rueber, Head of Financial
 Markets, Asia and Tim Hall, Global Head of Debt Capital Markets.
     Mr. Hahm joined ING in May 2002 and has extensive experience executing
 Yankee, Global, Eurobond, and other fixed income transactions for sovereigns,
 blue-chip Asian corporations and banks throughout the region.  Prior to
 joining ING, Mr. Hahm was employed at Lehman Brothers as Vice President, Debt
 Capital Markets, and before then at Merrill Lynch's Debt Markets.
     Mr. Rueber stated, "ING has a recognized capability in debt capital
 markets, particularly in emerging markets, and Ehwan's appointment comes at a
 time of strong client demand for debt products in Asia.  It is an exciting
 time for ING as we intensify our focus in Asia on high value-added products
 and I am convinced Ehwan's appointment will strengthen our ability to
 effectively service our clients."
     Mr. Hahm and his team will be based in Hong Kong.
     ING is a global financial institution of Dutch origin offering banking,
 insurance and asset management to over 60 million private, corporate and
 institutional clients in 60 countries.  With a diverse workforce of
 approximately 115,000 people, ING comprises a broad spectrum of prominent
 companies that increasingly serve their clients under the ING brand.
     ING Financial Markets is a marketing name for ING Bank, a division of ING
 Group.  ING conducts a wide range of international financial services
 including sales, trading and distribution of debt market products, research,
 treasury, foreign exchange, money markets and derivatives.  It also offers
 corporate finance, M&A advisory, origination of capital markets products,
 private banking services, securitisation and corporate and structured lending.
 Additionally, ING has unique strengths in cash management, international
 payments, wholesale insurance and employee benefits products.
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