Hartford Mutual Funds Hires Gregory Frost As Chief Financial Officer

  Hartford Mutual Funds Hires Gregory Frost As Chief Financial Officer

The business has also hired four new external sales consultants to expand
coverage in NYC, Northern California, and Washington, D.C.

Business Wire

RADNOR, Pa. -- January 3, 2013

Hartford Mutual Funds has hired Gregory Frost, 42, as chief financial officer.
Frost was formerly CFO of Janus Capital Group Inc., a NYSE-listed global
investment firm with $158 billion in assets under management.

Gregory Frost, chief financial officer of Hartford Mutual Funds. (Photo:
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Gregory Frost, chief financial officer of Hartford Mutual Funds. (Photo:
Business Wire)

“Greg joins us at a very exciting time for our business and will play a
significant role in our growth and development,” said James Davey, executive
vice president of Hartford Mutual Funds. “Greg is a great addition to the
senior leadership team and will provide financial perspective and analysis for
key initiatives aimed at improving our business performance.”

As Janus’ CFO, Frost was responsible for accounting, SEC reporting, finance,
corporate tax, and treasury. He brings over 15 years of experience in the
asset management industry to the business. He received a Bachelor of Science
degree in accounting from the University of Colorado at Boulder.

The fund family also recently hired four new external advisor consultants:
James Gilbarty, formerly with New York Life’s Main Stay Investments, who will
serve non-wirehouse firms in New York City; Joffrey Pearlman, formerly with
PIMCO and Allianz, who will serve wirehouse firms in New York City; Chris
Malkin, who will serve non-wirehouse firms in Washington, D.C.; and Peter
Bentley, formerly with Janus Capital Group, who will serve wirehouse firms in
northern California.

“These new external hires give us the presence and coverage we need in major
metropolitan centers to help us increase sales of Hartford Mutual Funds,” said
Jeffrey Reiss, senior vice president of national sales.

The personnel additions come on the heels of the fund family’s recently
expanded relationship with Wellington Management, LLP, which now serves as the
primary sub-adviser for more than 50 equity, fixed-income, mixed-asset,
asset-allocation, and target-retirement funds.

The Hartford fund family’s mission is to offer a broad range of actively
managed strategies designed to provide solutions for a variety of investment
needs. Established in 1996, Hartford Mutual Funds now has $87.3 billion in
assets under management (as of September 30, 2012). For more information about
the fund family, visit www.hartfordmutualfunds.com.

Wellington Management Company, LLP, is one of the world’s largest independent
investment management firms, overseeing US$748 billion as of September 30,
2012. As a private firm whose sole business is investment management, it seeks
a long-term view and alignment of its interests with those of its clients. The
firm’s investment solutions are built on the strength of proprietary,
independent research and span nearly allsegments of the globalcapital
markets, including equity, fixed income, multi-asset, and
alternativestrategies. Wellington Management serves clients in over 50
countries.

About The Hartford

With more than 200 years of expertise, The Hartford 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.

Hartford Mutual Funds are underwritten and distributed by Hartford Investment
Financial Services, LLC.

Wellington Management Company, LLP is an independent and unaffiliated
sub-adviser to The Hartford.

You should carefully consider investment objectives, risks, charges, and
expenses of Hartford Mutual Funds before investing. This and other information
can be found in the Fund’s prospectus or summary prospectus, which can be
obtained from your investment representative or by calling 888-843-7824.
Please read them carefully before you invest or send money.

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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 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.

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