Robert W. Crispin, Corporate Director

Mr. Crispin was, until retirement, a member of ING Americas Executive Committee, which is responsible for all of ING Group’s insurance, banking and investment management activities in North and South America. From 2001 until the end of 2007, when he retired, he was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of ING Investment Management Americas and was responsible for ING Mutual Funds, ING Institutional Markets and ING Group’s insurance operations in Brazil, Chile and Peru. Prior to joining ING Group in 2001, Mr. Crispin was an Executive Vice-President of Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company. Over the past 35 years, he has held senior positions with a number of major insurance and financial service companies. These include Travelers Companies where he was Vice Chairman and Lincoln National Corporation where he was Executive Vice-President and Chief Investment Officer. He has led a variety of units including investment, finance, distribution, international operations and technology. Mr. Crispin received a B.A. from Wesleyan University and an MBA from the University of Connecticut. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.