The Employee Shareholders Association of ING took part to the creation of the EFES - The European Federation of Employee Share Ownership. The EFES was born in 1998, an international conference being organised in Brussels with the participation of Belgian Prime Minister Jean-Luc Dehaene. The EFES Honorary President and the EFES Secretary General were former employee shareholders of ING. The EFES is now widely recognized as the European representative organisation of employee ownership. The EFES got a seat in the Committee for Enterprise Policy of the European Commission, being considered as a Business Representative Organisation. The EFES has some 150 member organisations in the European Union, representing some 117.500 companies with some 6.750.000 employees.

EFES BELGIUM is the Belgian Chapter of the EFES. This new organisation was born in 2002. It is dedicated to the promotion and development of employee ownership and financial participation in Belgium. It works through a web platform on www.actionnariat-salarie.be

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Employee Shareholders Association of ING
not-for-profit organisation
Avenue Voltaire 135, B-1030 Brussels
Tel/fax: +32 (0)2 242 64 30