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Jane P. Chwick and Deborah C. Wright Elected to Voya Financial Board of Directors


NEW YORK, May 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Voya Financial, Inc. (NYSE: VOYA) announced today that Jane P. Chwick, retired partner and co-chief operating officer of technology at Goldman Sachs, and Deborah C. Wright, chairman and chief executive officer, Carver Bancorp, Inc., have joined the company's board of directors, effective today.

"I am very pleased to welcome Jane and Debbie to Voya Financial's board," said Rodney O. Martin, Jr., chairman and chief executive officer, Voya Financial, Inc. "They each bring a tremendous amount of relevant experience and knowledge to Voya Financial, and I am confident they will provide valuable insight and perspectives that will benefit our company and our shareholders as we focus on achieving our vision to be America's Retirement Company.

"During the course of her more than 30-year career at Goldman Sachs, Jane held a number of senior technology roles across the firm and has a deep understanding of the financial services industry and its innovative uses of technology. Debbie also has a strong financial services background, as well as a demonstrated track record of significant public sector and private enterprise leadership experience. Both Jane and Debbie bring valuable experiences and perspectives to Voya Financial that collectively expand the breadth and diversity of experience on our board," added Martin.

Chwick joined Goldman Sachs in 1983, retiring in 2013 as partner and co-chief operating officer of technology for the firm.  From 2004 to 2010, Chwick served as global head of technology for fixed income currencies and commodities at Goldman Sachs and from 2010 to 2012 as global head of technology for the securities division. Chwick serves on the boards of MarketAxess, the Queens College Foundation and Girls Who Code. She received a bachelor's degree in mathematics from Queens College and an M.B.A. from St. John's University.

Wright became CEO of Carver Bancorp in June 1999 and chairman in February 2005. Prior to joining Carver, Wright was president and chief executive officer of the Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone Development Corporation, a position she held from 1996 to 1999. Previously, she served as commissioner of the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development from 1994 to 1996 under Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani and on the New York City Housing Authority Board from 1992 to 1994 under Mayor David N. Dinkins. Wright serves on the board of directors of Time Warner Inc., as well as on the boards of the New York City Partnership, Inc., Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and Sesame Workshop. She previously served on the board of directors of Kraft Foods, Inc. Wright earned A.B., J.D. and M.B.A. degrees from Harvard University.

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About Voya Financial
Voya Financial, Inc. (NYSE: VOYA), which has rebranded from ING U.S., is composed of premier retirement, investment and insurance companies serving the financial needs of approximately 13 million individual and institutional customers in the United States.  The company's vision is to be America's Retirement Company and its guiding principle is centered on solving the most daunting financial challenge facing Americans today — retirement readiness.  Working directly with clients and through a broad group of financial intermediaries, independent producers, affiliated advisors and dedicated sales specialists, Voya provides a comprehensive portfolio of asset accumulation, asset protection and asset distribution products and services.  With a dedicated workforce of approximately 7,000 employees, Voya is grounded in a clear mission to make a secure financial future possible — one person, one family, one institution at a time.  For more information, visit  Follow Voya Financial on Facebook and Twitter @Voya.

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