SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)
of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): September 2, 2014
VOYA FINANCIAL, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
|(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)||(Commission File Number)||(IRS Employer Identification Number)|
230 Park Avenue
New York, New York
|(Address of principal executive offices)||(Zip Code)|
Registrants telephone number, including area code: (212) 309-8200
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
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Item 8.01. Other Events.
On September 8, 2014, ING Groep N.V. (ING Group), as the selling stockholder, completed the sale of 22,277,993 shares (the Public Offering Shares) of common stock, par value $0.01 per share (Common Stock), of Voya Financial, Inc. (the Company), to Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC and Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated, as underwriters (the Underwriters) of the registered public offering (the Offering) of the Public Offering Shares. Concurrently with the completion of the sale of the Public Offering Shares, the Company completed the repurchase of an additional 7,722,007 shares of Common Stock from ING Group.
In connection with the Offering, the Company entered into an Underwriting Agreement, dated September 2, 2014 (the Underwriting Agreement), among the Company, ING Group, and the Underwriters. The Underwriting Agreement is filed as Exhibit 1.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K. The exhibits contained in Item 9.01 hereof are hereby incorporated by reference into the Registration Statement (No. 333-196883) pursuant to which the Offering has been registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.
|1.1||Underwriting Agreement, dated September 2, 2014, among Voya Financial, Inc., ING Groep N.V, and Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC and Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated, as underwriters.|
|5.1||Opinion of Sullivan & Cromwell LLP.|
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
|Voya Financial, Inc.|
|By:||/s/ HARRIS OLINER|
|Title:||Senior Vice President and Corporate Secretary|
Dated: September 8, 2014