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Wells Fargo Securities Hires Brian Moon as Managing Director and Head of Financial Institutions Mergers & Acquisitions

<p class='bwalignc'> <i>Industry Veteran Augments the Financial Institutions Group's M&A Advisory Platform</i> </p>

Monday, October 29, 2012

Wells Fargo Securities Hires Brian Moon as Managing Director and Head of Financial Institutions Mergers & Acquisitions08:07 EDT Monday, October 29, 2012 NEW YORK (Business Wire) -- Wells Fargo Securities, the capital markets and investment banking business of Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC), announced today that Brian Moon has joined the company as a managing director and head of Financial Institutions Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) in the Investment Banking and Capital Markets group. Moon is based in New York and reports to Scott Heberton and Jim Sigman, co-heads of the Financial Institutions group. “We are very pleased to welcome Brian to Wells Fargo Securities,” said Heberton. “An outstanding industry professional with more than 18 years of experience, Brian complements our existing team and furthers our goal to grow our investment banking and capital markets products and solutions for the benefit of our customers.” “Brian brings a wealth of knowledge and strong customer relationships to the Wells Fargo Securities platform and the Financial Institutions team. We have enjoyed a number of successes in the sector over the past year. With Brian joining the company, we look to have many more, affirming our commitment to strategically growing and enhancing the team's advisory capabilities and expertise,” said Sigman. Moon joins Wells Fargo Securities from Deutsche Bank, where he was a managing director and head of Financial Institutions M&A – Americas, executing a broad range of M&A advisory and capital raising activities. Prior to that, he was at Morgan Stanley where he was a vice president. Additionally, Moon spent several years at Constitution Reinsurance and its parent company, EXOR America, including two years as the executive director of finance reporting directly to the Chief Financial Officer of Constitution Reinsurance. He began his career as an analyst at Morgan Stanley's insurance group. Moon is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley. About Wells Fargo Securities Wells Fargo Securities delivers a comprehensive set of capital markets products and services to customers, including originating and distributing public debt and equity, hedging interest rates, commodity and equity risks, advising on mergers and acquisitions, and originating structured lending facilities and municipal bonds. The institutional capital markets business is comprised of more than 3500 team members in 40+ offices across the United States, Europe and Asia. Wells Fargo Securities is the trade name for certain capital markets and investment banking services of Wells Fargo & Company and its subsidiaries, including Wells Fargo Securities, LLC, member NYSE, FINRA, NFA and SIPC, Wells Fargo Institutional Securities, LLC, member FINRA and SIPC, Wells Fargo Bank, National Association, Wells Fargo Securities International Limited (authorized by the U.K. FSA), Wells Fargo Securities Asia Limited (licensed by the HK SFC), and Wells Fargo Securities (Japan) Co., Ltd. (registered with the KLFB). About Wells Fargo Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) is a nationwide, diversified, community-based financial services company with $1.4 trillion in assets. Founded in 1852 and headquartered in San Francisco, Wells Fargo provides banking, insurance, investments, mortgage, and consumer and commercial finance through more than 9,000 stores, 12,000 ATMs, the Internet (wellsfargo.com), and has offices in more than 35 countries to support the bank's customers who conduct business in the global economy. With more than 265,000 team members, Wells Fargo serves one in three households in the United States. Wells Fargo & Company was ranked No. 26 on Fortune's 2012 rankings of America's largest corporations. Wells Fargo's vision is to satisfy all our customers' financial needs and help them succeed financially. Wells Fargo & CompanyJessica Ong, 212-214-8242jessica.r.ong@wellsfargo.com