Wells Fargo Reports 823,164 Active Trial and Completed Modifications through October 2012

  Wells Fargo Reports 823,164 Active Trial and Completed Modifications through
  October 2012

Business Wire

DES MOINES, Iowa -- December 10, 2012

Wells Fargo & Co. (NYSE:WFC) reported today that it had in place 823,164
active trial or completed mortgage modifications initiated since the beginning
of 2009 as of Oct.31, 2012. Approximately 84percent—or 692,982
modifications—were done through proprietary programs and 130,182 were done
through the federal government’s Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP).

Over the same time frame, Wells Fargo also has provided nearly 7.2million new
low-rate loans to customers for the purchase of homes or to refinance existing

As of the third quarter of 2012 nearly 93percent of Wells Fargo’s home loan
customers remained current on their mortgage payments and fewer than 2 percent
of the loans secured by owner-occupied properties in Wells Fargo’s mortgage
servicing portfolio have resulted in a foreclosure sale over the past 12

About Wells Fargo

Wells Fargo Home Mortgage is the nation’s leading mortgage lender and services
one of every six mortgage loans in the nation. A division of Wells Fargo Bank,
N.A., it has a national presence in mortgage stores and banking stores, and
also serves the home financing needs of customers nationwide through its call
centers, Internet presence and third-party production channels. Wells Fargo
Bank, N.A. is an equal housing lender.

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 (wellsfargo.com),
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.


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