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Ramani Ayer
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Hartford Insurance

Mr. Ayer is Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of The Hartford Financial Services Group, positions he has held since February 1, 1997. He is also Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Hartford Fire Insurance Company, the Company’s principal property and casualty insurance subsidiary (“Hartford Fire”), since 1997. Mr. Ayer also is Chairman of Hartford Life, Inc., an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company, which operates the Company’s life insurance, annuity and related businesses.He previously was Executive Vice President of the Company from December 1995 to February 1997 and President and Chief Operating Officer of Hartford Fire from 1990 to February 1997. Mr. Ayer joined the Company in 1973 as a member of the operations research department.

Mr. Ayer is Chairman of BusinessLINC and is a member of The Business Roundtable. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the American Insurance Association. Mr. Ayer is a director of Hartford Hospital and a trustee of the Connecticut Center for Science and Exploration. He is also a member of the Board of Trustees of Maharishi University of Management in Fairfield, Iowa.

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David K. Zwiener
President and Chief Operating Officer, Property and Casualty Operations, Hartford

David K. Zwiener is president and chief operating officer of The Hartford’s Worldwide Property and Casualty Operations. He joined the company in July 1995 as executive vice president and chief financial officer, was elected to The Hartford’s board of directors in May 1997, and assumed his present position in April 2000.

Prior to joining The Hartford, Zwiener served for two years as executive vice president and chief financial officer of ITT Financial in St. Louis. While there, he was responsible for all finance and systems operations, and played a key role in the sale of ITT Financial during 1994 and 1995.

Before joining ITT Financial, Zwiener spent six years at Heller International Corp., the commercial finance subsidiary of Fuji Bank, Ltd., first as senior vice president and treasurer, and later as executive vice president of capital markets. From 1984 through 1987, Zwiener was assistant treasurer of international operations for Kimberly Clark. Prior to 1984, Zwiener held various financial and management positions at Ford Motor Company and Mellon Bank, NA.

David M. Johnson
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Hartford Insurance

David M. Johnson is executive vice president and chief financial officer of The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. He is a member of the Office of the Chairman.

Before joining The Hartford in May 2001, Johnson was senior executive vice president and CFO of Cendant Corp., which he joined in April 1998 following the merger that formed the company. He played a major role in reestablishing Cendant’s financial health and credibility over the following three years.

Prior to joining Cendant, Johnson was managing director in the investment banking division at Merrill Lynch. He joined Merrill Lynch as a financial analyst in 1986 and served in a number of roles including co-chief operating officer of the global investment banking division, ultimately advancing to managing director of the investment banking division in 1997.

Johnson received an AB degree with honors in social studies from Harvard University in 1982 and a master’s degree in economics from Yale University in 1986. Johnson currently serves as a trustee for Connecticut Public Television.

Thomas M. Marra
President and Chief Operating Officer of Hartford Life

Thomas M. Marra is president and chief operating officer of Hartford Life, Inc., the fourth largest life insurance group in the nation based on assets, and a subsidiary of The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc.

Marra also is a member of both the Board of Directors and the Office of the Chairman for The Hartford, chairman of The Hartford Mutual Funds Board of Directors, and president of the life insurance subsidiaries owned by Hartford Life.

Under Marra’s leadership, Hartford Life has been the nation’s largest seller of variable annuities since 1993. In addition, Hartford Life is the nation’s No. 1 seller of variable universal life insurance, No. 2 in group fully-insured disability insurance in-force, a leader in both group life insurance and group retirement plans, and No. 1 in variable annuity assets in Japan. The Hartford Mutual Funds reached $25 billion in assets faster than any retail mutual fund family in history. Hartford Life employs more than 10,000 people worldwide.

Marra, an employee of Hartford Life since 1980, was named vice president and director of the Individual Annuity Division in 1990. In 1994, he was named senior vice president and director of Individual Life and Annuities and in 1996 was named executive vice president. He was promoted to COO of Hartford Life in 2000 and named president in 2001.

An active participant within the life insurance and financial services industries, Marra is a member of the Board of Directors of the American Council of Life Insurers and will become chairman of the ACLI board in October 2006. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of The Bushnell Performing Arts Center, Hartford, Conn.

Marra is a graduate of St. Bonaventure University, a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries and a member of the American Academy of Actuaries.

David M. Znamierowski
President, Hartford Investment Management Company and Chief Investment Officer, The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc

David M. Znamierowski is president of Hartford Investment Management Company and chief investment officer of The Hartford Financial Services Group. Additionally, he serves as a director and president of The Hartford-sponsored mutual funds and is a senior officer of the two supervisory investment advisers to the Hartford Funds.

Znamierowski joined The Hartford at its Hartford Life subsidiary in 1996 where he served as senior vice president and chief investment officer, along with his mutual funds posts. He was named to his present responsibilities in 2001.

Prior to The Hartford, he served with Aetna Life and Casualty Co. in various positions including vice president of investment strategy and policy with responsibility for Aetna’s general account portfolios. Earlier in his career with Salomon Brothers Inc, Znamierowski held equity and equity derivatives sales and trading positions, and later was vice president of corporate finance.

Znamierowski holds a master’s degree in business administration from Amos Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College and a bachelor of arts degree from Colby College.

Neal S. Wolin
Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Hartford Insurance

Neal S. Wolin is Executive Vice President and General Counsel of The Hartford Financial Services Group and a member of the company’s Office of the Chairman. Mr. Wolin is responsible for providing legal and policy advice to senior management and the Board and supervises the company’s legal, government affairs, corporate relations, communications and marketing functions. He also supervises The Hartford’s Property and Casualty insurance runoff operations. He joined the company in March 2001.

Until January 2001, Mr. Wolin served as the General Counsel of the U.S. Department of the Treasury, a position for which he was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on November 19, 1999 and appointed by President Clinton on November 22, 1999. As General Counsel, he was the chief legal officer of the Department and provided legal and policy advice to Treasury Secretaries Rubin and Summers and other senior Department officials on the full range of issues under Treasury’s jurisdiction, including international and domestic economic, monetary and fiscal affairs; financial institution regulation, international trade and investment policy; government financial operations; revenue and customs laws; and financial crime, firearms regulation and other law enforcement activities. The General Counsel heads Treasury’s Legal Division, which, during Mr. Wolin’s tenure, was composed of 2,000 attorneys providing legal service to all of the Department’s offices and bureaus, including the Internal Revenue Service, the Customs Service, the Secret Service, the Bureau of Public Debt, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, the Financial Management Service, the U.S. Mint, the Bureau of Engraving and Printing, and the Office of Foreign Assets Control. Wolin was also the General Counsel of the Federal Financing Bank. In January 2001, Secretary Summers awarded Mr. Wolin the Alexander Hamilton Award, the highest honor given by the Secretary of the Treasury.

Mr. Wolin served as the Deputy General Counsel of the Department of the Treasury from April 16, 1995 until he was appointed as the Acting General Counsel by Secretary Robert E. Rubin on June 11, 1999. As Deputy General Counsel, he supervised the day-to-day activities of the Department’s Legal Division.

Prior to joining the Treasury Department, Mr. Wolin served in the White House as the Executive Assistant to National Security Advisor Anthony Lake and then Deputy National Security Advisor Samuel R. Berger. In that job, he provided advice and counsel to the National Security Advisor and the Deputy National Security Advisor on foreign policy and national security issues; served as the national security aide to the President on domestic trips; and drafted, reviewed and edited policy memoranda to the President on foreign policy issues. Prior to that, Mr. Wolin was the Deputy Legal Adviser of the National Security Council, providing foreign affairs and national security legal advice to the National Security Advisor and the Counsel to the President. Mr. Wolin has also served as Special Assistant to three Directors of Central Intelligence: William H. Webster, Robert M. Gates, and R. James Woolsey.

Before joining the federal government, Mr. Wolin practiced law in Washington, D.C. with the law firm of Wilmer, Cutler and Pickering, where he worked primarily on international litigation and arbitration matters. Mr. Wolin served as law clerk for United States District Judge Eugene H. Nickerson in the Eastern District of New York.

He has been an Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, where he taught a course on Executive-Congressional relations, and an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Law at Brooklyn Law School, where he taught a course on international commercial arbitration.

Mr. Wolin received a B.A. degree in history summa cum laude from Yale College where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. After college, he studied at Balliol College at the University of Oxford as a Charles and Julia Henry Fellow, earning a Master of Science degree in Development Economics. He received a J.D. degree from Yale Law School, where he was a Coker Teaching Fellow in Constitutional Law.

Mr. Wolin is a member of the bars of Illinois, the District of Columbia, Connecticut, and the U.S. Supreme Court. He is a member of the Board of Regents of the University of Hartford, the Board of Overseers of the RAND Corporation’s Institute for Civil Justice, the Board of Directors of the Greater Hartford Legal Aid Foundation and the Advisory Board of Corporate Counsel magazine. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. He is also a James W. Cooper Fellow of the Connecticut Bar Foundation. Mr. Wolin was appointed by President Clinton to be a member of the President’s Advisory Commission on Holocaust Assets in the United States, on which he served 1999-2000. He has also been a Visiting Fellow in Economic Studies at the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C.

Ann de Raismes
Executive Vice President, Human Resources, Hartford Insurance Company

Ann M. de Raismes is executive vice president for human resources of The Hartford Financial Services Group. She is responsible for all of the company’s human resources functions. Reporting to the CEO and Chairman of the Board, she is also a member of the Office of the Chairman. She is responsible for all human resource strategy and planning including talent management and succession, compensation and benefits, employee relations and performance management.

Prior to her current position, de Raismes was senior vice president and director of human resources at Hartford Life. de Raismes also directed international human resources for The Hartford Financial Services Group and Hartford Life.

de Raismes joined the company in 1984 as manager of staffing, was promoted to assistant director of life personnel in 1987, and was named director of human resources in 1991. She was elected assistant vice president in 1992, vice president in 1994, and senior vice president in 1997. Prior to joining The Hartford, Ann served in other HR leadership roles at SCM Corporation.

de Raismes is a graduate of Keuka College, Keuka Park, N.Y. She earned her master’s degree in human resources from Western Connecticut State University, and has completed graduate studies at Cornell University. She serves on the Board of Directors of Hartford Boys and Girls Club.

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