Wells Fargo & Company Declares Cash Dividends on Preferred Stock

SAN FRANCISCO - May 17, 2010

Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) today announced dividends on two series of preferred stock.

A quarterly cash dividend of $20 per share was declared on its 8.00% non-cumulative perpetual class A preferred stock, Series J, liquidation preference $1,000 per share. This dividend equals $0.50 per depositary share, each representing a 1/40th interest in a share of Series J preferred stock, which are traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “WFCPrJ.” The Series J dividend is payable on June 15, 2010, to holders of record as of the close of business on May 28, 2010.

A quarterly cash dividend of $18.75 per share was declared on its 7.50% non-cumulative perpetual convertible class A preferred stock, Series L, liquidation preference $1,000 per share, which are traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “WFCPrL.” The Series L dividend is payable on June 15, 2010, to holders of record as of the close of business on May 28, 2010.

Wells Fargo & Company is a diversified financial services company with $1.2 trillion in assets, providing banking, insurance, investments, mortgage, and consumer and commercial finance through more than 10,000 stores and 12,000 ATMs and the Internet (wellsfargo.com and wachovia.com) across North America and internationally.