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The Hartford Names John Kinney Chief Claims Officer

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

The Hartford Names John Kinney Chief Claims Officer

11:29 EDT Wednesday, April 17, 2013

HARTFORD, Conn. (Business Wire) -- Today The Hartford has named John J. Kinney chief claims officer and president of Heritage Holdings. In this role, Kinney will lead The Hartford's property and casualty and group benefits claims operations and its more than 5,000 employees, reporting to Doug Elliot, president of Commercial Markets at The Hartford.

The Hartford Names John Kinney Chief Claims Officer (Photo: Business Wire)

The Hartford Names John Kinney Chief Claims Officer (Photo: Business Wire)

“John's extensive experience and high level of expertise will be instrumental as he looks to build upon the outstanding performance of our claims organization and confront many of the company's most complex challenges,” Elliot said. “Under John's leadership, I am confident our claims team will be a differentiator for The Hartford and continue to provide customers with high-quality, compassionate service.”

Kinney, who joined The Hartford in 2003, most recently led the company's property and casualty field claims organization, responsible for workers' compensation, automobile, property and general liability claims handling and claims customer support. His previous role at Heritage Holdings focused on complex claims, including asbestos, silica, environmental damage and other latent injury long tail claims.

Prior to joining The Hartford, Kinney held various legal positions in The Travelers Companies' Special Liability Group, where he focused on the management of asbestos litigation. Kinney holds a B.A. in political science from Fairfield University and a J.D. from Seton Hall University School of Law.

The Hartford's property and casualty claims team handles more than 1 million new auto, general liability, workers' compensation, and property claims per year. The company's group benefits claims services nearly 550,000 new short and long term disability, leave management, and life and accidental death claims per year.

About The Hartford

With more than 200 years of expertise, The Hartford (NYSE: HIG) is a leader in property and casualty insurance, group benefits and mutual funds. The company is widely recognized for its service excellence, sustainability practices, trust and integrity. 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.

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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 2012 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 Hartford
Thomas Hambrick, 860-547-9746
Thomas.Hambrick@thehartford.com

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