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Dutch financial giant cutting up to 7,000 staff

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  • Dutch-based finance and insurance group ING is cutting up to 7,000 staff
  • Move part of effort to help save $1.4 billion over the next year
  • It also announced Monday that CEO, Michel Tilmant, was stepping down.
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(CNN) -- The Dutch-based finance and insurance group ING is cutting up to 7,000 staff in an effort to help save $1.4 billion.

The Dutch financial giant ING is cutting up to 7,000 jobs this year in an effort to save $1.4 billion.

The Dutch financial giant ING is cutting up to 7,000 jobs this year in an effort to save $1.4 billion.

It also announced Monday that CEO, Michel Tilmant, was stepping down.

Tilmant will continue to serve ING as an adviser until his retirement in August, ING said in a statement.

His designated replacement is Jan Hommen, currently chairman of ING's supervisory board. Shareholders must still approve Hommen's transition to CEO.

In October, the Dutch government injected $13.4 billion into ING to shore the company caught in the global financial crisis.

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