ING International High Dividend Equity Income Fund (the Fund) is a diversified, closed-end management investment company. The primary objective of the Fund is to seek current income and current gains, with a secondary objective of long-term capital appreciation. The Fund seeks to achieve its investment objective by investing at least 80% of its managed assets in dividend-producing equity securities of foreign companies and/or derivatives linked to such securities or indices that include such securities. The Fund also seeks to enhance total returns over a market cycle by selling call options on selected international, regional or country indices, and or equity securities and/or exchange traded funds. The investment adviser of the Fund is ING Investments, LLC.