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

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

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HARTFORD, Conn. -- November 01, 2012

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
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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.

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the date issued.

Contact:

The Hartford
Media Contact:
Shannon Lapierre, 860-547-5624
shannon.lapierre@thehartford.com
or
Investor Contact:
Sabra Purtill, 860-547-8691
sabra.purtill@thehartford.com
 
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