Wells Fargo Insurance Introduces National Health & Productivity Practice; Dr. Ronald Leopold Named Practice Head

  Wells Fargo Insurance Introduces National Health & Productivity Practice;
  Dr. Ronald Leopold Named Practice Head

Acclaimed industry leader leads new practice to promote wellness in the age of
                              health care reform

Business Wire

SAN FRANCISCO -- February 19, 2013

As healthcare reform continues to take center stage for many U.S. employers,
Wells Fargo Insurance, part of Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC), announced
today a new Health & Productivity National Practice. Part of the company’s
National Employee Benefits Practice, the Health & Productivity group will
provide customers access to health and wellness solutions that are aligned
with healthcare reform and changing workforce demographics. The company also
announced that 28-year industry veteran Ronald Leopold, M.D., MBA., M.P.H. has
been named head of this new practice. Based in Atlanta, Dr. Leopold reports to
Todd Renner, head of Wells Fargo’s Employee Benefits National Practice.

“As we continue to understand the impact of healthcare reform, this new
practice will provide our employee benefits customers with access to health
plans that promote better lifestyle choices, increase productivity and
therefore, lower their company’s healthcare costs,” said Renner. “I’m
confident that with Ron’s extensive experience and leadership, our new
practice will enable our customers to create more effective and competitive
health plans.”

Most recently, Dr. Leopold served as vice president and national medical
director at MetLife. Board certified by the American College of Preventive
Medicine in Occupational Medicine, he has ten years of experience in active
clinical practice. Dr. Leopold is also the author of The Benefits Edge: Honing
the Competitive Value of Employee Benefits and A Year in the Life of a Million
American Workers. He received his MBA from the Wharton School of Business, a
Masters in Public Health from Boston University, and his medical degree at
Jefferson Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University.

“I’m excited to be part of a company with a vision to help customers succeed
financially,” said Dr. Leopold. “Providing smart, targeted solutions that
promote good health and workforce productivity is an integral part of helping
customers achieve financial success.”

Wells Fargo’s National Benefits Practice helps customers with financial
underwriting and insurance, health and productivity risk management, benefits
communication and administration, and compliance with healthcare reform.

About Wells Fargo Insurance

Wells Fargo Insurance^1 is the fifth largest insurance broker in the
world(Business Insurance, 2012). With 127 offices in 37 states, Wells Fargo
Insurance provides solutions for a wide range of customers, including retail
consumers, high net worth individuals, small businesses, as well as middle
market and large corporate customers. The 7,000 insurance professionals of
Wells Fargo Insurance write or place $15 billion of risk premiums annually in
property, casualty, benefits, international, personal lines, and life products
and also includes the nation’s largest crop insurance provider, Rural
Community Insurance Services (RCIS).

About Wells Fargo & Company

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.

^1 Ranking includes Wells Fargo Insurance Services USA, Inc., Wells Fargo
Insurance Services of West Virginia, Inc., Wells Fargo Insurance, Inc., and
Rural Community Insurance Company


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Cell: 415-730-4035
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