The Hartford expects to accept and settle Notes so accepted on March 26, 2013. All Notes not accepted by the Offerors as a result of priority or prorationing (or that were tendered after the Early Tender Time) will be rejected and returned to holders.

As previously announced, The Hartford intends, as part of its overall capital management plan, to issue, subject to market conditions and other factors, new long-term senior debt securities in an amount equal to all or a portion of the amount purchased in the Waterfall Tender Offer. However, any such offering of debt securities is expected to occur early in the second quarter of 2013, after the expiration of the Offers. The Offer to Purchase is not conditioned on any issuance of debt securities. The Offer to Purchase does not constitute an offer to sell or solicitation of an offer to purchase with respect to any debt securities, nor shall there be any sale of securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or purchase would be unlawful prior to the registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction.

The Offers are described in the Offer to Purchase dated March 7, 2013 and the related Letter of Transmittal dated March 7, 2013 (together, the “Offer Documents”), previously sent to holders of the Notes.

Capitalized terms used in this press release and not defined herein have the meanings given to them in the Offer to Purchase. Except as described above, the Offers are not modified by this announcement.

BofA Merrill Lynch, Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC and J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, are acting as Dealer Managers for the Offers. For additional information regarding the terms of the Offers, please contact: BofA Merrill Lynch at 888-292-0070 (toll-free) or 980-683-3215 (collect), Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC at 800-820-1653 (toll-free) or 212-538-2147 (collect) or J.P. Morgan Securities LLC at 866-834-4666 (toll-free) or 212-834-4811 (collect). Requests for the Offer Documents may be directed to D.F. King & Co., Inc., which is acting as the Tender Agent and Information Agent for the Offers, at 212-269-5550 or 800-488-8095 (toll-free).

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