April 11, 2013 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - ING U.S. has announced plans to rebrand in the future as Voya Financial.
Amsterdam-based parent, ING Group, previously announced its base case plan to divest ING U.S. through an initial public offering (IPO). ING U.S. will start operational rebranding following the proposed IPO. The operational rebranding process is expected to take approximately 24 months once it is started, and ING U.S. would not use its new name and logo commercially until the operational rebranding process has been completed. The Voya Financial identity would, however, be reflected in the company’s new ticker symbol (NYSE: VOYA) upon completion of the IPO.
Until the rebranding is complete, ING U.S. will operate “business as usual” with its current “ING U.S.” name and brand assets.
“The Voya name reminds us that a secure financial future is about more than just reaching a destination. Preparing for it should be like taking a voyage and having positive experiences along the way,” said Ann Glover, chief marketing officer of ING U.S. “Our new identity supports the idea of envisioning the future while closely aligning with what the ING U.S. brand is already known for — proactively and optimistically guiding Americans on their journeys to and through retirement.” The name also brings to mind bright, vivid colors and will incorporate the use of orange.