Paul Simpson, chief executive officer of CDP, commented: “We congratulate companies in the Climate Performance Leadership Index for their pioneering efforts to combat climate change and grow low carbon economies at this critical time.”The annual index highlights companies listed on the FTSE Global Equity Index Series (Global 500) that demonstrate strategies committed to improving impacts on the environment. Achieving an ‘A band’ for climate performance is a prerequisite for a position on the CPLI, which is based on a number of criteria associated with measuring, verifying and managing carbon footprints. Wells Fargo is one of 56 Global 500 companies featured in the 2013 CPLI. In 2012, Wells Fargo committed to provide an additional $30 billion in ﬁnancing to support environmental business opportunities by 2020. In the first year of this commitment, the company exceeded expectations and deployed more than $6.4 billion, including: more than $4.7 billion for LEED ®, ENERGY STAR, Brownfield site redevelopment, and other green building and development projects; more than $500 million in wind and solar projects; and another $250 million toward clean energy companies, organizations, and assets. The company loaned or invested more than $1 billion through its corporate, commercial, and community bank stores across the country to businesses, nonprofits, and other customers focused on green business such as sustainable agriculture, resource management, and conservation. About Wells Fargo 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, and the Internet ( wellsfargo.com), and has offices in more than 35 countries to support the bank’s customers who conduct business in the global economy. With more than 270,000 team members, Wells Fargo serves one in three households in the United States. Wells Fargo & Company was ranked No. 25 on Fortune’s 2013 rankings of America’s largest corporations. In 2012, Wells Fargo invested a total of $315.8 million in 19,500 nonprofits. For more information, please visit: www.wellsfargo.com/environment and www.blogs.wellsfargo.com/environment/. About CDP CDP is an international, not-for-profit organization providing the only global system for companies and cities to measure, disclose, manage and share vital environmental information. CDP works with market forces, including 722 institutional investors with assets of US$87 trillion, to motivate companies to disclose their impacts on the environment and natural resources and take action to reduce them. CDP now holds the largest collection globally of primary climate change, water and forest risk commodities information and puts these insights at the heart of strategic business, investment and policy decisions. Please visit www.cdp.net or follow us @CDP to find out more.