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The Hartford Named One Of ‘World’s Most Ethical Companies’ For 11th Time By Ethisphere

February 26, 2019

HARTFORD, Connecticut--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb 26, 2019--The Hartford has been named one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies ® for the 11th time, as designated by the Ethisphere Institute, a global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices.

“The Hartford is proud to be recognized as a World’s Most Ethical Company for our industry-leading ethics and compliance practices,” said The Hartford’s Chairman and CEO Christopher Swift. “This designation is a testament to the character of our employees who consistently operate with integrity to provide our customers with the confidence to do business with us every day.”

The Hartford’s culture of integrity and honesty is driven by a strong ethics and compliance program focusing on leadership accountability and ongoing education for employees. During the company’s annual Ethics and Compliance week, and throughout the year, employees receive in-depth training on appropriate business conduct and behaviors, highlighting the importance of operating with integrity.

“Today, employees, investors and stakeholders are putting their greatest trust in companies to take leadership on societal issues. Companies that take the long view with a purpose-based strategy are proven to not only outperform but last,” said Ethisphere’s Chief Executive Officer, Timothy Erblich. “I congratulate everyone at The Hartford for earning this recognition.”

For more than 10 years, Ethisphere has recognized organizations that continue to elevate the standards for ethical leadership and corporate behavior. In 2019, 128 honorees were recognized across 21 countries and 50 industries. Companies are scored in five key categories: ethics and compliance program (35 percent), culture of ethics (20 percent), corporate citizenship and responsibility (20 percent), governance (15 percent) and leadership and reputation (10 percent).

For more about The Hartford’s commitment to Corporate Sustainability, visit https://www.thehartford.com/about-us/corporate-sustainability.

About The Hartford

The Hartford is a leader in property and casualty insurance, group benefits and mutual funds. With more than 200 years of expertise, The Hartford is widely recognized for its service excellence, sustainability practices, trust and integrity. More information on the company and its financial performance is available at  https://www.thehartford.com. Follow us on Twitter at  www.twitter.com/TheHartford_PR.

The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc., (NYSE: HIG) operates through its subsidiaries under the brand name, The Hartford, and is headquartered in Hartford, Conn.. For additional details, please read The Hartford’s legal notice.

About the Ethisphere Institute

The Ethisphere® Institute is the global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices that fuel corporate character, marketplace trust and business success. Ethisphere has deep expertise in measuring and defining core ethics standards using data-driven insights that help companies enhance corporate character and measure and improve culture. Ethisphere honors superior achievement through its World’s Most Ethical Companies recognition program and provides a community of industry experts with the Business Ethics Leadership Alliance (BELA). More information about Ethisphere can be found at: https://ethisphere.com.

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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 2018 Annual Report on Form 10-K, subsequent Quarterly Reports on Forms 10-Q, 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.

From time to time, The Hartford may use its website to disseminate material company information. Financial and other important information regarding The Hartford is routinely accessible through and posted on our website at https://ir.thehartford.com. In addition, you may automatically receive email alerts and other information about The Hartford when you enroll your email address by visiting the “Email Alerts” section at https://ir.thehartford.com.

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CONTACT: The Hartford Media Contact:

Leon Davis

860-547-8668

leon.davis@thehartford.com

Ethisphere Media Contact:

Clea Nabozny

480-397-2658

clea.nabozny@ethisphere.com

KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA CONNECTICUT

INDUSTRY KEYWORD: PROFESSIONAL SERVICES FINANCE INSURANCE

SOURCE: The Hartford

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