Hartford Mutual Funds Names Jac McLean Head Of Distribution

  Hartford Mutual Funds Names Jac McLean Head Of Distribution

Business Wire

RADNOR, Pa. -- January 22, 2013

Hartford Mutual Funds has named Jac McLean, 43, head of distribution. In this
newly created position, McLean will be responsible for retail sales,
institutional sales and key account management.

Jac McLean, 43, named head of distribution at Hartford Mutual Funds. (Photo:
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Jac McLean, 43, named head of distribution at Hartford Mutual Funds. (Photo:
Business Wire)

“Jac has an extensive background in sales and distribution,” said Jim Davey,
executive vice president of Hartford Mutual Funds. “He has developed strong
relationships over his 20 years in the industry and he will be a tremendous
asset as we continue to grow and develop our mutual funds business.”

McLean began his career at MFS Fund Distributors, Inc. and held positions of
increasing responsibility during his 16 years at the firm. Most recently, he
served as head of U.S. retail and offshore sales at Eaton Vance. McLean holds
a bachelor’s degree in political science from Boston College.

This and other recent 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,
multi-asset, target-retirement, and alternative funds.

Hartford Mutual Funds offers a broad range of actively managed strategies
designed to provide solutions for a variety of investment needs. Established
in 1996, Hartford Mutual Funds 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 more than 50
countries.

About The Hartford

With more than 200 years of expertise, The Hartford (NYSE: HIG) 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.

All investments are subject to risk, including the possible loss of principal.

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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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
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