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The Hartford's Ramani Ayer to Speak at Merrill Lynch 2007 Insurance Investors Conference

February 5, 2007

HARTFORD, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Ramani Ayer, chairman and chief executive officer of The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. (NYSE: HIG), will be the luncheon speaker at the 2007 Insurance Investors Conference sponsored by Merrill Lynch on Wednesday, February 14, at approximately 12:15 p.m. EST at The Millennium Broadway Hotel in New York City.

Ayers presentation will be simultaneously Webcast on The Hartfords Web site at http://ir.thehartford.com. Ayer will discuss The Hartfords recent performance and strategic outlook, as well as industry trends.

The Hartford, a Fortune 100 company, is one of the nation's largest financial services and insurance companies, with 2006 revenues of $26.5 billion. The Hartford is a leading provider of investment products, life insurance and group benefits; automobile and homeowners products; and business property and casualty insurance. International operations are located in Japan, Brazil and the United Kingdom. The Hartford's Internet address is www.thehartford.com.

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Some of the statements in this release should be considered forward-looking statements as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These include statements about our future results of operations. 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, without limitation, those discussed in our Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, our 2005 Annual Report on Form 10-K 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.

Contact:

The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc.
Media
Shannon Lapierre, 860-547-5624
shannon.lapierre@thehartford.com
or
Investors
Kimberly Johnson, 860-547-6781
kimberly.johnson@thehartford.com

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