Wells Fargo Advisors released the 2012 Economic and Market Outlook Report, “Preparing for Better Days,” to its clients and the general public today. The report targets topics and concerns commonly shared by clients and delivers the firm’s current outlook and advice on the investment markets. The report provides perspective on the various asset classes including equities, fixed income, international commodities and currencies. “The economy and markets continue to recover slowly from a deep recession, all the while experiencing volatility tied to geopolitical events that are expected to continue in 2012,” said Gary Thayer, Chief Macro Strategist & Chairman of the Investment Strategy Committee. “Our report articulates the recommendation that investors maintain a balanced investment strategy as we believe it will allow them to take advantage of better times when the environment settles.” The 2012 Economic and Market Outlook Report, “Preparing for Better Days,” can be requested through the Wells Fargo Advisors website ( www.wellsfargoadvisors.com). Printed copies of Preparing for Better Days are also available. Contact any local Wells Fargo Advisors office to request a copy. About Wells Fargo Advisors With $1.1 trillion in client assets as of September 30, 2011, Wells Fargo’s brokerage businesses comprise 15,188 full-service financial advisors and 3,590 licensed bankers. This vast network of advisors, one of the nation’s largest, serves clients through offices in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Wells Fargo Advisors is the trade name used by two separate registered broker-dealers and non-bank affiliates of Wells Fargo & Company: Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC and Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network, LLC (members SIPC). Statistics include other broker-dealers of Wells Fargo & Company. About Wells Fargo Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE:WFC) is a nationwide, diversified, community-based financial services company with $1.3 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 ( wellsfargo.com and wachovia.com), and other distribution channels across North America and internationally. With more than 270,000 team members, Wells Fargo serves one in three households in America. Wells Fargo & Company was ranked No. 23 on Fortune’s 2011 rankings of America’s largest corporations. Wells Fargo’s vision is to satisfy all our customers’ financial needs and help them succeed financially.