ING Canada to announce first quarter results and host Annual and Special Meeting of Shareholders on May 13



    TORONTO, May 7 /CNW/ - ING Canada (TSX: IIC) will release its first
quarter results for 2009 on Wednesday, May 13 at approximately 6:00 a.m. ET
and will host an investors conference call to review its results later that
same morning at 10:00 am ET. Participating in the conference call will be
Charles Brindamour, President and CEO, Mark Tullis, Chief Financial Officer,
Martin Beaulieu, Senior Vice President Personal Lines and Byron Hindle, Senior
Vice President Commercial Lines. To listen to the call via live audio webcast
and to view the presentation slides and supplementary financial information,
visit our website at www.ingcanada.com and click on "Investor Relations".
    The conference call is also available by dialling 416-644-3418 or
1-800-732-9307 (toll-free in North America). Please call ten minutes before
the start of the call.
    A replay of the call will be available at 12:00 p.m. ET on May 13 through
11:59 p.m. ET on Wednesday, May 20th. To listen to the replay, call
416-640-1917 or 1-877-289-8525 (toll-free in North America). The passcode is
21303213 followed by the number sign. A transcript of the call will also be
available on ING Canada's website.
    ING Canada will also hold an Annual and Special Meeting of Shareholders
at 2:00 pm ET on the same day at the Art Gallery of Ontario (Baillie Court),
317 Dundas Street West, Toronto, ON, M5T 1G4. At the meeting, shareholders
will be asked to approve among other things a resolution authorizing the
change of the name of the company to Intact Financial Corporation. The meeting
will be webcast on ING Canada's website at www.ingcanada.com.

    About ING Canada

    ING Canada is the largest provider of property and casualty insurance in
the country with over $4 billion in premiums. Its 6,700 employees offer home,
auto and business insurance under the Intact Insurance, Novex Group Insurance,
belairdirect and Grey Power brands. On February 19, ING Canada became a widely
held Canadian company following the completion of a private placement and a
secondary offering whereby institutional and retail investors acquire ING
Groep's shares in the company.





For further information:

For further information: Media Enquiries: Gilles Gratton, Vice President
- Corporate Communications, (416) 217-7206, Email:
gilles.gratton@ingcanada.com; Investor Enquiries: Michelle Dodokin, Vice
President - Investor Relations, (416) 344-8044, Email:
michelle.dodokin@ingcanada.com


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