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Press release from Business Wire

The Hartford Completes Sale of Woodbury Financial Services to AIG

Monday, December 03, 2012

The Hartford Completes Sale of Woodbury Financial Services to AIG09:00 EST Monday, December 03, 2012 HARTFORD, Conn. (Business Wire) -- The Hartford today announced that it has completed the sale of Woodbury Financial Services to American International Group, Inc. The transaction is not expected to have a material impact on The Hartford's financial results. Woodbury Financial Services is a top 15 independent broker-dealer with approximately 1,400 registered representatives. The firm is based in Oakdale, Minnesota. 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 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.comRobert DeMallie, 860-843-5215robert.demallie@thehartford.comorInvestor Contact:Sabra Purtill,