The Hartford Issues Statement

  The Hartford Issues Statement

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HARTFORD, Conn. -- January 11, 2013

The Hartford announced that Chairman, President and CEO Liam E. McGee
underwent successful surgery to remove a small tumor in an easily accessible
location on the brain. McGee had shown no symptoms previously and
post-surgical tests have confirmed that the tumor was completely removed.

“The good news is that the tumor was identified early and the procedure went
well,” said McGee. “I am feeling great, as well as quite fortunate. I have had
no side effects from the surgery or the tumor itself. I have been working from
home and will be back in the office on Monday, fully performing my normal
duties. In an abundance of caution, the doctors and I have agreed on a
low-dose chemotherapy and radiation treatment and we expect minimal side
effects.”

Thomas A. Renyi, Presiding Director of The Hartford, said, “Liam has kept the
Board apprised of the events before and after the surgery. We are delighted
that the surgery was a success and are fully supportive of Liam.”

McGee also sent a letter to employees today on this topic.

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. Join us on Facebook at
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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.

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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