ING introduces ING Secure Index Family of Indexed Annuities:

- ING Secure Index Opportunities Plus Annuity

- ING Secure Index Five Annuity

- ING Secure Index Seven Annuity

Oct 26, 2005, 01:00 ET from ING

    WEST CHESTER, Pa., Oct. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- ING U.S. Retail Annuities
 Business Group, a unit of ING U.S. Financial Services, is introducing a new
 ING Secure Index family of index annuities providing an innovative mix of
 guarantees, flexibility and choice.
     "We believe people are looking for ways to save with opportunities to grow
 their savings, and annuities can be an attractive alternative because of the
 combination of guarantees and benefits unique to annuities," said Harry N.
 Stout, president, ING U.S. Retail Annuities Group.
     "Index annuities, such as the annuities in the ING Secure Index family,
 offer protection from market risk with minimum guarantees and the potential
 for higher credited interest than may be available with traditional saving
     The ING Secure Index family is comprised of three index annuities:
      - ING Secure Index Five, which carries a surrender charge period of 5
      - ING Secure Index Opportunities Plus, with a 5 percent first-year
        premium bonus*
      - ING Secure Index Seven, which carries a 7-year surrender charge period
        and reflects the renaming of ING Secure Index, first introduced in 2003
        by ING
     The ING Secure Index product family also offers individuals the
 flexibility to choose the index-crediting strategy or strategies that best
 meets their desired balance of risk and the possibility of higher credited
 interest.  The four available index-crediting strategies are:  Fixed Rate
 Strategy; Point-to-Point Participation Index Strategy; Point-to-Point Cap
 Index Strategy; and Monthly Average Index Strategy.
     "We introduced the first ING Secure Index a couple of years ago, and it is
 recognized as one of the leading products of its type," said Stout. "In
 response to market demand, we decided to expand our offering and developed the
 ING Secure Index family of index annuities, and can now offer additional
 choice to people interested in the value these products can provide."
     For more information about the ING Secure Index family of indexed
 annuities, financial advisors should contact ING at 800-369-5301.
     *Products offering a bonus may offer lower credited interest rates and/or
 caps, than products not offering a bonus.  Over time, and under certain
 circumstances, the amount of the bonus may be offset by the lower credited
 interest rate and/or caps.
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