Wells Fargo Insurance Names Paige Gantt Branch Manager for Savannah and Jacksonville

25-year industry veteran promoted to lead business and sales growth

SAVANNAH - January 24, 2013

Wells Fargo Insurance, part of Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC), has named Paige Gantt branch manager for the Savannah, Georgia and Jacksonville, Florida markets. Gantt will lead business development, client service and sales, cross-sell and carrier management for the company’s insurance business. Based in Savannah, she will report to Tom Longhta, regional managing director for Wells Fargo Insurance's South region.

"Paige has been a wonderful asset to the company with a long track record of success," said Longhta. "I’m confident our customers in Savannah and Jacksonville will benefit from Paige’s leadership and industry experience as we work to meet all of their insurance needs.”

Prior to joining Wells Fargo, Gantt served as employee benefits senior sales executive at Wachovia Insurance Services, which later became part of Wells Fargo as a result of the merger of the two banks. Most recently, she was the national insurance cross-sell strategist for Wells Fargo Insurance, where she managed the cross-sell strategy between the Insurance business and the company’s Business Banking Group. Gantt began her career with Wausau Insurance as a property & casualty and employee benefits writer.

Gantt has a bachelor’s degree in Mass Communications & Business Administration from University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She serves on the board of trustees for North Carolina Dance Theatre, McColl Center, Charlotte Viewpoint, and The Contemporaries, and also works closely with the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

About Wells Fargo Insurance
Wells Fargo Insurance 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.

Angenette Lau