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The Hartford Contributes $250,000 To Storm Sandy Relief Efforts

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

The Hartford Contributes $250,000 To Storm Sandy Relief Efforts22:17 EDT Wednesday, October 31, 2012 HARTFORD, Conn. (Business Wire) -- The Hartford today announced a $250,000 contribution to the American Red Cross disaster relief efforts in support of those affected by Storm Sandy. “Our thoughts and prayers are with those who have been affected by Storm Sandy, and the many who continue to be in harm's way,” said Liam E. McGee, The Hartford's chairman, president and chief executive officer. “On behalf of my teammates at The Hartford, we thank the emergency personnel and volunteers who are engaged in the public service of responding to this storm and hope for a quick recovery.” "Hurricane Sandy's path of destruction stretches hundreds of miles and has impacted millions of people, and this will be one of the biggest Red Cross relief operations in the past five years," said Gail McGovern, president and CEO of the Red Cross. "We are so grateful for the generosity of The Hartford in support of our work." About The Hartford The Hartford Financial Services Group Inc. (NYSE: HIG) is a leading provider of insurance and wealth management services for millions of consumers and businesses worldwide. The Hartford is consistently recognized for its superior service, its sustainability efforts and as one of the world's most ethical companies. More information on the company and its financial performance is available at www.thehartford.com. Join us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TheHartford. Follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/TheHartford. About the American Red Cross The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or join our blog at http://blog.redcross.org. HIG-C Some of the statements in this release may be considered forward-looking statements as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. We caution investors that these forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance, and actual results may differ materially. Investors should consider the important risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ. These important risks and uncertainties include those discussed in our Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, our 2011 Annual Report on Form 10-K and the other filings we make with the Securities and Exchange Commission. We assume no obligation to update this release, which speaks as of the date issued. The HartfordMedia Contact:Shannon Lapierre, 860-547-5624shannon.lapierre@thehartford.comorInvestor Contact:Sabra Purtill, 860-547-8691sabra.purtill@thehartford.com