OLDWICK, N.J., October 17 /CNW/ - A.M. Best Co. has assigned indicative
ratings of "a-" to senior unsecured debt securities, "bbb+" to subordinated
unsecured debt securities and "bbb" to class A preferred shares to recently
filed CAD 1 billion preliminary short form base shelf prospectus of ING Canada
Inc. (Ontario) (TSX: IIC). This prospectus replaces a similar prospectus that
was filed in 2005. The existing issuer credit rating of "a-" of ING Canada
Inc. remains unchanged. The outlook for all ratings is stable.
ING Canada Inc. is a non-operating holding company of the ING Canada
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