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[December 04, 2012]

Wells Fargo Insurance Executive Recognized as Industry Leader

NEW YORK --(Business Wire)--

Wells Fargo (News - Alert) Insurance - part of Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) - announced today that Meredith Schnur, senior vice president with its Professional Risk Group, was named one of the Top 25 "Women to Watch" by Business Insurance®, a leading publication in the insurance industry.

Meredith Schnur, Wells Fargo Insurance (Photo: Business Wire)

Meredith Schnur, Wells Fargo Insurance (Photo: Business Wire)

The "Women to Watch" honor is awarded annually to recognize influential female leaders and executives who provide exemplary work in the fields of insurance, risk management and employee benefits. The honorees are selected based on evaluation by Business Insurance® editors and are judged based on recent achievements, influence in the field and contributions to the advancement of women in the workplace. The 2012 "Women to Watch" Awards Luncheon was held today in New York where current and past honorees came together to celebrate the achievements of women within the insurance, risk management and employee benefits professions.

"On behalf of Wells Fargo Insurance, we are thrilled Meredith has been honored as one of The "Women to Watch" by Business Insurance," said Laura Schupbach, head of Wells Fargo Insurance. "Her continued leadership, industry expertise and knowledge of technology errors and omissions insurance and network risk coverage are invaluable resources to Wells Fargo Insurance and our customers."

In her role, Schnur specializes i professional liability, technology errors & omissions, media, network security and privacy related lines of coverage. She provides consultative services, market negotiations, policy analysis and placement, policy administration and claims advocacy services. Schnur established Wells Fargo Insurance's Technology, Privacy and Network Risk Practice group in 2007. She also helped organize the first NetDiligence Conference in 2010, co-chaired it during its second year and co-authored a network security and privacy claims study sponsored by the organization in 2012. Based in Madison, New Jersey, Schnur is a frequent speaker at various industry events relating to the topics of network security and privacy.

About Wells Fargo Insurance

Wells Fargo Insurance [1] is the fifth largest insurance broker in the world (Business Insurance, 2012). With 127 offices in 37 states, Wells Fargo Insurance provides solutions for a wide range of customers, including retail consumers, high net worth individuals, small businesses, as well as middle market and large corporate customers. The 7,000 insurance professionals of Wells Fargo Insurance write and place $15 billion of risk premiums annually in property, casualty, benefits, international, personal lines, and life products.

About Wells Fargo & Company

Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) is a nationwide, diversified, community-based financial services company with $1.4 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 stores, 12,000 ATMs, the Internet (, and has offices in more than 35 countries to support the bank's 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. 26 on Fortune's 2012 rankings of America's largest corporations. Wells Fargo's vision is to satisfy all our customers' financial needs and help them succeed financially.

About Business Insurance®

In print, online and in custom e-mail news alert products, Business Insurance reports on risk management, risk financing, employee benefits management and workers compensation. Business Insurance is read by corporate risk and benefit executives as well as financial and administrative executives. Its audience also includes insurance brokers, agents, consultants, insurers, reinsurers, and others concerned with corporate insurance, risk management, alternative risk financing, employee benefits, workers compensation and reinsurance. Circulation is 45,594. It is published by Crain Communications Inc.

[1] Ranking includes Wells Fargo Insurance Services, USA, Inc., Wells Fargo Insurance, Inc., and Rural Community Insurance Company

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