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The Hartford Names Andrew J. Pinkes Acting Head of Commercial Markets

Posted on 05 Oct 10

The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. (NYSE: HIG) today announced that it has named Andrew J. Pinkes acting head of Commercial Markets. Pinkes will report to the company's Chairman, President and CEO Liam E. McGee. He succeeds Juan C. Andrade who is leaving The Hartford to pursue a global opportunity at another company.

"I have great confidence in The Hartford's Commercial Markets strategy and am encouraged by the results to date," said McGee. "We thank Juan for his contributions and wish him well as he fulfills his ambition to build and run a global business. There is a talented and highly experienced leadership team in Commercial Markets and we are pleased to have selected Andy for this important role. He is a strong leader and seasoned general manager."

With nearly 20 years of broad experience and deep knowledge of the insurance industry, Pinkes currently serves as executive vice president for Consumer and Commercial Markets Claims. He is also president of Heritage Holdings, Inc., the company's domestic and international P&C legacy operations. Pinkes joined The Hartford in 2003. He began his insurance career with Travelers.

Pinkes earned a bachelor's degree from Connecticut College and earned his J.D. from Western New England College School of Law in Springfield, Mass.

The Hartford has begun the process of identifying a permanent leader for the business and is considering both internal and external candidates.

About The Hartford
Celebrating 200 years of helping its customers achieve what's ahead, The Hartford (NYSE: HIG) is an insurance and wealth management company. Through its unique focus on customer needs, the company serves businesses and consumers by providing the products and solutions they need to protect their assets and income from risks and manage their wealth and retirement needs. A Fortune 100 company, The Hartford is recognized widely for its service expertise and as one of the world's most ethical companies. More information on the company and its financial performance is available at