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The Leavitt Group Earns Prestigious Award From The Hartford

HARTFORD, Conn. – The Hartford Financial Services Group Inc. (NYSE: HIG) has honored the Leavitt Group headquartered in Cedar City, Utah, with The Hartford`s VIP Agency of the Year Award for being a top producer in the Western Division during 2003.

“To be designated as one of our top agencies is a remarkable achievement. The Leavitt Group has earned this award by providing their clients with superior service and value and demonstrating a strong commitment to The Hartford`s vision for success,” said David Zwiener, president and chief operating officer of The Hartford`s property-casualty operations.

The Hartford`s VIP Agency Award recognizes independent property-casualty agencies in The Hartford`s VIP Program for being a top producer in their division for property-casualty insurance programs or in an insurance line, such as personal insurance, small business or large business insurance. Agencies must meet exacting criteria designated by The Hartford to be eligible for the award. Of the more than 4,000 independent property-casualty agencies who represent The Hartford, only 3 percent are members of The Hartford`s exclusive VIP Program.

“The Leavitt Group appreciates its relationship with The Hartford, one of our largest providers of insurance products,” says Dane Leavitt, President and CEO of the Leavitt Group, “They do an exceptional job across a broad spectrum of insurance types and risk sizes. The Hartford serves many of our personal, small business, and middle market clients. We have found The Hartford to be competitive and their management to be stable, approachable, and creative. We admire the company–it is the type of company we want to affiliate with, and it is a company that serves our customers well.”

The Leavitt Group was founded by Dixie Leavitt in 1952 as a single agency. Today, the Leavitt Group has over 80 independent insurance agency locations across the United States. The Leavitt Group provides affiliated agencies with management services, specialty products, and greater access to insurance markets that create a stable insurance environment for clients. The Leavitt Group was appointed to represent The Hartford in 1997 and was named a VIP agency in 2001. For more information, visit

The Hartford is one of the nation`s largest financial services and insurance companies, with 2003 revenues of $18.7 billion. The company is a leading provider of investment products, life insurance and group benefits; automobile and homeowners products; and business property-casualty insurance. The Hartford`s Internet address is

This press release was issued by The Hartford:Some of the statements in this release may be considered forward-looking statements as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. We caution investors that these forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance, and actual results may differ materially. Investors should consider the important risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ. These important risks and uncertainties include those discussed in our Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, our 2003 Annual Report on Form 10-K and the other filings we make with the Securities and Exchange Commission. We assume no obligation to update this release, which speaks as of the date issued.

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