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Hartford Funds Announces the Closure and Liquidation of Two Exchange-Traded Funds

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Hartford Corporate Bond ETF and Hartford Quality Bond ETF Are
Expected to Liquidate in September 2018.

Hartford Funds, a leading asset management firm, has announced that it
will close and liquidate two exchange-traded funds.

Hartford Funds commitment to responding to investors' needs includes a
regular review of its product lineup, which has led to a decision to
liquidate the following funds: Hartford Corporate Bond ETF (HCOR) and
Hartford Quality Bond ETF (HQBD), each a series of Hartford Funds
Exchange-Traded Trust (each a "Fund" and, collectively, the "Funds").

September 14, 2018 will be the Funds' last full day of trading on NYSE
Arca, Inc. ("NYSE Arca"). Effective as of the close of business on
September 14, 2018, the Funds will no longer accept orders for the
purchase of Creation Units. Beginning when the Funds commence the
liquidation of their portfolios, the Funds may not pursue their
respective investment objectives or, with certain exceptions, engage in
normal business activities, and each Fund may hold cash and securities
that may not be consistent with that Fund's investment objective and
strategy.

The liquidation date for the Funds will be on or about September 21,
2018 ("Liquidation Date"). NYSE Arca is expected to halt trading in
shares of each Fund after the market close on September 14, 2018. There
can be no assurance that there will be a market for the purchase or sale
of Fund shares during the time between the market close on September 14,
2018 and the Liquidation Date, because Fund shares will not be traded on
NYSE Arca. Shareholders of each Fund may sell their shares of the Fund
on NYSE Arca until the market close on September 14, 2018, and may incur
customary transaction fees from their broker-dealer in connection with
such sales. Prior to the Liquidation Date, Authorized Participants may
continue to submit orders to the Funds for the redemption of Creation
Units.

In connection with the liquidations, any shares of a Fund outstanding on
the Liquidation Date will be automatically redeemed as of the close of
business on the Liquidation Date without the imposition of customary
redemption transaction fees. The proceeds of any such redemption will be
equal to the net asset value of such shares after the Fund has paid or
provided for all of its charges, taxes, expenses and liabilities,
including certain operational costs of liquidating the Fund. The
distribution to shareholders of these liquidation proceeds will occur as
soon as practicable, and will be made to all Fund shareholders at the
time of the liquidations.

Although the liquidations are not expected to be taxable events for the
Funds, for taxable shareholders, the automatic redemption of shares of
the Funds on the Liquidation Date will generally be treated as a sale
that may result in a gain or loss for federal income tax purposes.
Please consult your personal tax advisor about the potential tax
consequences.

For additional information about the liquidations, shareholders of the
Funds may call (415) 315-6600.

About Hartford Funds

Founded in 1996, Hartford Funds is a leading asset manager, which
provides mutual funds, ETFs, and 529 college savings plans. Using its
human-centric investing approach, Hartford Funds creates strategies and
tools designed to address the needs and wants of investors. Leveraging
partnerships with leading experts, Hartford Funds delivers insight into
the latest demographic trends and investor behavior.

The firm's line-up includes more than 55 mutual funds in a variety of
styles and asset classes, as well as a variety of multifactor and active
ETFs. Its mutual funds (with the exception of certain fund of funds) are
sub-advised by Wellington Management or Schroder Investment Management
North America Inc. The strategic beta ETFs offered by Hartford Funds are
designed to help address investors' evolving needs by leveraging a
unique risk-optimized approach, which identifies risks within each asset
class and then deliberately and systematically re-allocates capital
toward risks more likely to enhance return potential. Excluding
affiliated funds of funds, as of June 30, 2018, Hartford Funds
Management Company, LLC and its wholly owned subsidiary, Lattice
Strategies LLC, had approximately $117 billion in discretionary and
non-discretionary assets under management. For more information about
our investment family, visit www.hartfordfunds.com.

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Some of the statements in this release may be considered forward-looking
statements as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of
1995. 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 those discussed in The Hartford's
Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, our 2017 Annual Report on Form 10-K and
the other filings The Hartford makes with the Securities and Exchange
Commission. We assume no obligation to update this release, which speaks
as of the date issued.

From time to time, The Hartford may use its website to disseminate
material company information. Financial and other important information
regarding The Hartford is routinely accessible through and posted on our
website at http://ir.thehartford.com.
In addition, you may automatically receive email alerts and other
information about The Hartford when you enroll your email address by
visiting the "Email Alerts" section at http://ir.thehartford.com.

Important Risks: Investing involves risk, including the possible
loss of principal. There is no guarantee a fund will achieve its stated
objective. The net asset value (NAV) of the fund's shares may fluctuate
due to changes in the market value of the fund's holdings. The fund's
share price may fluctuate due to changes in the relative supply of and
demand for the shares on an exchange. The fund is actively managed and
does not seek to replicate the performance of a specified index. • Fixed
income security risks include credit, liquidity, call, duration, and
interest-rate risk. As interest rates rise, bond prices generally fall.

Investors should carefully consider a fund's investment objectives,
risks, charges and expenses. This and other important information is
contained in the fund's prospectus and summary prospectus, which can be
obtained by visiting hartfordfunds.com. Please read it carefully before
investing.

Mutual funds are distributed by Hartford Funds Distributors, LLC (HFD),
Member FINRA. Exchange-traded products are distributed by ALPS
Distributors, Inc. (ALPS). Advisory services are provided by Hartford
Funds Management Company, LLC (HFMC) and its wholly owned subsidiary,
Lattice Strategies, LLC (Lattice). Certain funds are sub-advised by
Wellington Management Company LLP or Schroder Investment Management
North America Inc. Schroder Investment Management North America Ltd.
serves as a secondary sub-adviser to certain funds. Hartford Funds
refers to HFD, HFMC, and Lattice, which are not affiliated with any
sub-adviser or ALPS.

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