(Bloomberg) — ING Groep NV, the biggest Dutch financial-services company, told investors to disregard a regulatory filing that outlined plans to sell more shares in its U.S. life insurance unit.
“It was an error,” Raymond Vermeulen, an ING spokesman, said by phone. “Anything in the filing which says something about what we might be doing should be ignored.”
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filing was posted before 7 a.m. in New York. More than an hour later, the Amsterdam-based company issued a statement saying the document was “filed prematurely and erroneously with regards to the potential sale of shares of ING US” and that the information should be “ignored until further notice.”