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Wells Fargo Shareowner Services Receives Top Rating In Industry Study

<p class='bwalignc'> <i>GROUP FIVE releases annual corporate opinion study; Wells Fargo Shareowner Services receives 90% rating</i> </p>

Thursday, November 08, 2012

Wells Fargo Shareowner Services Receives Top Rating In Industry Study12:30 EST Thursday, November 08, 2012 MINNEAPOLIS (Business Wire) -- For the third consecutive year, Wells Fargo Shareowner Services, part of Wells Fargo & Company, received the industry's highest satisfaction rating from corporate customers of U.S. security transfer agents, according to a recent study by GROUP FIVE. The survey polled approximately 860 corporations on security transfer agents throughout the United States. “We are thrilled Wells Fargo's commitment to providing our clients and shareowners with the best possible service was recognized by the industry for the third year in a row,” said Todd May, head of Wells Fargo Shareowner Services. “Wells Fargo will continue to invest in our services and the ways in which they are delivered as we serve the needs of our clients and help them succeed financially.” In this year's study, Wells Fargo received the industry's highest ratings in select categories including, data security and protection, escheatment process, services to shareholders overall, and annual meeting services. For more information on Wells Fargo Shareowner Services, visit 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 (, 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. About GROUP FIVE GROUP FIVE is a corporate services research and consulting company located in Princeton, New Jersey. The firm is best known for its consulting and research expertise in shareholder services and stock plan administration services. GROUP FIVE conducts an annual study of corporate opinions of services provided by United States security transfer agents. Measuring client satisfaction since 1990, the study is based on the completed surveys of 860 corporations. Wells Fargo & CompanyKatie Ellis, 415-222-3767 (Media)