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Wells Fargo Home Lending Launches “What Makes A Home” Contest

$750,000 in cash available through August 31, 2014

Des Moines, Iowa - May 12, 2014

Wells Fargo & Company’s (NYSE: WFC) home lending division announced today that it will give away three $250,000 cash prizes to three contestants who submit, in words and images, their answer to the contest question: “What makes a place feel like a home?” Consumers can learn more and enter the contest online at

To be eligible, consumers must submit a complete mortgage loan application for the purchase of residential real estate with Wells Fargo Home Mortgage between April 1, 2014 and August 31, 2014. Mortgage applications are not required for contestants in AZ, CO, IA, MD, MN, NJ, ND or TN.

“Today’s interest rates make it a good time to buy a home,” said Greg Gwizdz, Executive Vice President and National Retail Sales Manager with Wells Fargo Home Mortgage. “Consumers who are ready to purchase a home may be working with their local realtor to find a home. We hope that they will also start a conversation with one of our home mortgage consultants to complete a loan application and submit an entry for the chance to win $250,000.” Winners may use the money to pay down a mortgage, renovate, decorate or spend their winnings however, they choose.

Contest entry is through the website only. To enter the contest, contestants must describe, “What makes a place feel like a home,” using words and a photo or a 30-second video. An independent panel of judges will review each entry and select three $250,000 winners based on the uniqueness and sincerity of the answers, among other criteria.Wells Fargo will announce the winners online at the contest site.

Wells Fargo is launching the contest during the spring home buying season to give anyone who completes a Wells Fargo purchase loan application, where applicable, from April 1 through August 31, the chance to win.

“A home loan is one of the largest financial transactions many Americans will ever make,” said Franklin Codel, Executive Vice President and head of Home Mortgage Production. “This contest allows Wells Fargo to add something special to the excitement and joy of having a place to call home.” Additional information about the contest is available through Wells Fargo Home Mortgage Consultants, REALTORS or homebuilders in your area. The website is

About Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) is a nationwide, diversified, community-based financial services company with $1.5 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 locations, 12,500 ATMs, and the internet (, and has offices in 36 countries to support 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. 25 on Fortune’s 2013 rankings of America’s largest corporations. Wells Fargo’s vision is to satisfy all our customers’ financial needs and help them succeed financially. Wells Fargo perspectives and stories are also available at

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