Wells Fargo to Contribute $1 Million to Support Hurricane Katrina Relief Efforts
San Francisco — September 1, 2005
Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) said today the company and its team members will contribute up to $1 million to help victims of Hurricane Katrina in the affected Gulf States. The company will contribute $500,000 to the American Red Cross Hurricane Katrina Relief Fund to support immediate disaster relief and recovery. In addition, Wells Fargo will match contributions from its 151,000 team members dollar-for-dollar, up to $250,000, for a potential total of $1 million. “Hurricane Katrina has become a nationwide disaster, affecting a part of the country where Wells Fargo has more than 1,000 mortgage and consumer finance team members, 100,000 customers – and many more family and friends,” said Wells Fargo’s Chairman and CEO Dick Kovacevich. “As our country continues to assess the damage from this horrifying disaster, we want to support relief efforts. On behalf of our 151,000 team members at Wells Fargo across North America, our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families.” In addition to the $1 million donation, Wells Fargo is working to help customers in the affected states with questions about their accounts and payment schedules. Customers can call: • Wells Fargo Home Mortgage – Call 1-888-818-9147. The service is available in both English and Spanish Monday through Thursday, 6 a.m. to 10 p.m., Friday, 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. CT • Home Equity customers – Call 1-888-667-6059 for more information about home equity line-of-credit increases up to $25,000 for existing Home Equity customers affected. In addition, on a case-by-case basis, Wells Fargo will provide more help such as extended terms and deferred payments • Corporate Trust customers – Contact your Wells Fargo Corporate Trust relationship manager • Wells Fargo Financial customers – Call 1-888-230-6654 • Wells Fargo Credit Card customers – Call 1-800-642-4720 • Education Financial Services (Student Loan) customers – Call 1-800-658-3567 to discuss options including temporarily postponing payments on federal loans • Wells Fargo Small Business customers – Call the National Business Banking Center (NBBC) at 1-800-225-5935 (1-800-CALL-WELLS). Emergency Line increases, Credit Protection activation and loan payment deferrals are available. Hours of operation: 24 hours a day, 7 days a week Wells Fargo & Company is a diversified financial services company with $435 billion in assets, providing banking, insurance, investments, mortgage and consumer finance to more than 23 million customers from more than 6,000 stores and the internet (wellsfargo.com) across North America and elsewhere internationally. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. is the only bank in the United States to receive the highest possible credit rating, “Aaa,” from Moody’s Investors Service.