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The Hartford Appoints Sabra Purtill As Treasurer


has appointed Sabra Purtill to the position of treasurer
effective Sept. 16. This is an expanded role for Purtill, who will
oversee the corporate treasury group, including the company's
relationship with banks and rating agencies, in addition to her current
role as head of investor relations.

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Sabra Purtill, The Hartford's Treasurer and head of Investor Relations (Photo: Business Wire).

Sabra Purtill, The Hartford's Treasurer and head of Investor Relations (Photo: Business Wire).

Purtill succeeds Robert Paiano, who was recently named chief risk offer,
as treasurer. Purtill continues to report to The Hartford's Chief
Financial Officer Beth Bombara.

"Sabra has deep knowledge of The Hartford's finances as well as a broad
understanding of the insurance industry and capital markets from her
extensive experience as an analyst, finance leader and commercial and
investment banker," said Bombara. "We are proud to have Sabra lead
corporate treasury."

Purtill was ranked the No. 1 investor relations professional in the
insurance industry in 2017, 2016 and 2015 by Institutional Investor. She
has been senior vice president and head of investor relations for The
Hartford since June 2011. Purtill's career in financial services
includes banking and rating-agency experience.

Before coming to The Hartford, Purtill was managing director of investor
relations and communications at Assured Guaranty Ltd. Prior to her
position at Assured, she was senior vice president, Corporate Finance at
ACE Limited. Purtill also has extensive experience as a sell-side
analyst, rating agency analyst and a commercial and investment banker
focused on insurance and non-depository financial institutions.

Purtill holds a bachelor's degree from The University of Virginia and a
master's degree from Georgetown University. She is a CFA charterholder.

About The Hartford

The Hartford is a leader in property and casualty insurance, group
benefits and mutual funds. With more than 200 years of expertise, The
Hartford is widely recognized for its service excellence, sustainability
practices, trust and integrity. More information on the company and its
financial performance is available at
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The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc., (NYSE:HIG) operates
through its subsidiaries under the brand name, The Hartford, and is
headquartered in Hartford, Conn. For additional details, please read The
Hartford's legal notice


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