Wells Fargo Bank Teams Up With FOX Sport West and Los Angeles Kings to Score Big for Local Schools

  Wells Fargo Bank Teams Up With FOX Sport West and Los Angeles Kings to Score
  Big for Local Schools

   $1K to be Donated for Every Goal by Kings, to Mayor’s Partnership for LA
                                   Schools

Business Wire

LOS ANGELES -- February 15, 2013

Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE:WFC), one of America’s leading community banks,
announced today it is teaming up with FOX Sports West, Partnership for Los
Angeles Schools and the Stanley Cup Champion Los Angeles Kings to donate
$1,000 for every goal scored by the Kings in the 2013 season, to raise
awareness and support technology in classrooms.

“Thanks to Wells Fargo and Fox Sports West, the excitement of Kings Hockey has
been merged with improving education for some of Los Angeles' neediest
students,” said Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. “This blend of
philanthropy and sports will ultimately bring new technologies and online
learning to the students at the Partnership for LA Schools. This is an
exciting moment for LA’s kids and sports fans alike.”

Funds raised will help bring technology to the Partnership’s nearly 16,000
students in 22 schools, providing them a digital learning experience. One of
the Partnership’s core instructional strategies is implementing online
learning programs to support teachers who need to reach students of varying
levels within the same classroom. Through this approach, the Partnership seeks
to improve student outcomes in Math, English and in the California High School
Exit Exam (CAHSEE) through the use of various software programs.

“As the United States continues to compete in a global, 21^st century economy,
we have to make sure our kids have access to the tools necessary to compete,”
said John Sotoodeh, Wells Fargo’s Community Banking regional president. “As
Los Angeles’ top corporate philanthropist, we support education through both
philanthropic giving and team member volunteerism, and this partnership is a
great way to help build awareness for a worthy cause.”

"We are thrilled to be collaborating with Wells Fargo, the Partnership for LA
Schools and the Kings to help raise funds for technology based learning," said
Steve Simpson, senior vice president and general manager, FOX Sports West and
Prime Ticket. "As FOX Sports West continues its mission to assist local
schools, it's these generous contributions that will help to further support
the youth of our community."

About the Partnership

The Partnership for Los Angeles Schools strives to uplift children in the
city’s poorest communities by transforming their local public school into a
safe and secure place of opportunity, achievement and discovery. In terms of
students served, the Partnership is one of the largest school turnaround
organizations in the nation, providing a range of supports to its nearly
16,000 students. Founded in 2007 as the cornerstone of Mayor Antonio
Villaraigosa’s strategy to improve public education in Los Angeles, the
Partnership is a unique collaboration between the City of Los Angeles and the
Los Angeles Unified School District to turn around LA’s lowest performing
schools and to create a model for doing so district wide. The Partnership
today manages 22 schools with approximately 1,300 school-site employees. The
Partnership is a 501(c) 3 non-profit education management organization with
nearly 40 full-time employees. For more information, go to
www.PartnershipLA.org/scoreOne.

About Wells Fargo

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.

About FOX Sports West

FOX Sports West is the local destination for the Los Angeles Angels and Los
Angeles Kings. Together, FOX Sports West and sister network Prime Ticket
present more live, local sports programming than any other network or
broadcast system in the market. Serving sports fans in Southern California,
Nevada and Hawaii, the regional networks produce over 800 live sporting events
and telecast over 2,500 hours of original programming every year. For complete
regional sports news, provocative opinions, telecast schedules and updated
statistics, log-on to www.foxsportswest.com.

Contact:

Wells Fargo & Company
Gary Kishner, 213-253-3720
gary.i.kishner@wellsfargo.com
 
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