The Hartford Enhances Property And Casualty Claims Capabilities With New Claims Management System

  The Hartford Enhances Property And Casualty Claims Capabilities With New
  Claims Management System

Guidewire ClaimCenter, Cognizant selected to support strategic

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HARTFORD, Conn. -- October 19, 2012

The Hartford announced today that it will make significant enhancements to its
claims platform to better serve customers and achieve higher quality claim
outcomes and greater efficiency overall.

”As The Hartford executes on its strategy to focus on its historical strengths
as a property and casualty insurer and group benefits provider, outstanding
claims management is a key differentiator,” said Andrew Pinkes, executive vice
president of claims for The Hartford. “This investment will allow us to
continue to build on our strong claim performance as we grow our Commercial
and Consumer Markets businesses.”

The Hartford has selected Guidewire ClaimCenter® as its new property and
casualty claims management system. ClaimCenter will replace multiple claims
systems currently in use. Cognizant, a Guidewire PartnerConnect™ Affiliate
partner, will serve as the system integrator for the project.

The Hartford chose ClaimCenter after conducting a thorough search for a new
claims management system. “The user feedback from our team about ClaimCenter
has been very positive, and the system’s capabilities align well with our
business objectives,” said Pinkes.

“We are very pleased to welcome The Hartford as a Guidewire customer,” said
Steve Sherry, vice president, The Americas, Guidewire Software (NYSE: GWRE).
“We are extremely honored to begin a long-term relationship with one of the
most respected brands in the property and casualty insurance industry and look
forward to helping The Hartford team achieve its objectives.”

“We look forward to serving as the integration partner for this project,
building on our long-term relationship with The Hartford,” said Ben Bengtson,
senior vice president and global market leader for Insurance at Cognizant
(NASDAQ: CTSH). “We are pleased to bring the knowledge and technical
capabilities needed to ensure a successful implementation of Guidewire
ClaimCenter at The Hartford.”

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
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We caution investors that these forward-looking statements are not guarantees
of future performance, and actual results may differ materially. Investors
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the date issued.

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The Hartford
Pamela Rekow, 860-547-8990
Guidewire Software, Inc.
Diana Stott, 650-356-4941
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