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August 14 2013

Wells Fargo's Timothy J. Sloan to Participate in 2nd Annual HOPE Global Financial Dignity Summit

HOPE Global Financial Dignity Summit to Host Entrepreneurs and Thought Leaders for Discussion of Global Economic Recovery

Atlanta – August 15, 2013 – Timothy J. Sloan, Senior Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, Wells Fargo & Company, will play a major role as an honorary co-chair and speaker at the 2nd annual HOPE Global Financial Dignity Summit November 13-14, 2013, in Atlanta, Georgia. Wells Fargo will serve as a Diamond Sponsor for the event, leading the conversation to develop practical solutions during some of the Working Group sessions. 

“Now, more than ever, financial institutions have an obligation to provide forward-thinking solutions to the issues that are impacting not just our national economy, but the global economy,” said Tim Hanlon, head of Philanthropy for Wells Fargo. “For more than two decades, Operation HOPE has been working to address these critical, global economic needs, and Wells Fargo is proud to sponsor Operation HOPE because we share its commitment to providing solutions and bringing much-needed resources to populations that need everything from financial education to disaster relief and financial assistance.”

For two days, leading entrepreneurs and internationally recognized thought leaders will join in solution-driven discussions around global issues such as: banking the unbanked, mobile finance, the entrepreneurship paradigm, homeownership, the cost of disaster preparedness and recovery, philanthropy, sustainable finance and job creation in emerging markets, among others. 

Uniting to explore the theme Global Economic RecoveryHow the Poor Can Help Save Capitalism, more than 1,000 attendees from nearly 50 countries worldwide are expected to attend the event.

"Wells Fargo has distinguished itself in the communities which Operation HOPE serves by being an early supporter of innovative wealth-building programs tailored to promote stake-holder communities,” said Global Vice President of Strategic Partnerships and Development, Latresa McLawhorn Ryan. “We are pleased to have them on board for the HOPE Global Financial Dignity Summit as it is the only event of its kind. The Summit is an energetic gathering of thought leaders from around the world who understand the importance of sharing ideas to promote financial dignity and better serve communities everywhere, especially those in low-wealth and underserved communities.”

In addition to Summit support, Wells Fargo supports several of HOPE’s financial literacy initiatives, including the award-winning youth financial program, Banking on Our Future, and HOPE Financial Dignity Center programs for adults, such as home ownership. Additionally, several Wells Fargo team members sit on HOPE’s regional boards, where they provide leadership and guidance to HOPE’s national and regional boards.  

Senior Executive Vice President Timothy (Tim) J. Sloan is the chief financial officer responsible for Wells Fargo’s financial management functions (including controllers, financial reporting, tax management, asset-liability management, treasury, corporate development, investor relations, mergers and acquisitions), its investment portfolios (including fixed income, venture capital and private equity investments), its corporate properties functions and strategic planning. Tim also serves on the Wells Fargo Operating and Management Committees and is based in Los Angeles.

A 25-year veteran of Wells Fargo & Company, Tim most recently served as the chief administrative officer managing Corporate Communications, Corporate Social Responsibility, Enterprise Marketing, Government Relations, Corporate Human Resources and Strategic Planning for the enterprise. Prior to that, Tim was the head of Commercial Banking, Real Estate and Specialized Financial Services, overseeing operations within Wholesale Banking that provided credit and non-credit services to customers worldwide. 

Wells Fargo loans more money to America’s small businesses than any other bank (2002-2011 Community Reinvestment Act government data) and is a leading lender to women- and diverse-owned businesses. With the nation’s largest network of retail banking stores, and an award-winning online library of videos, articles and webcasts known as the Business Insight Series, Wells Fargo provides business owners with timely advice and information to educate and help them succeed financially. For more information, or to speak with a Wells Fargo banker, visit or call the National Business Banking Center at 1-800-CALL-WELLS.

Since 1992, Operation HOPE has promoted financial dignity through financial literacy and education tools to underserved communities. Through its three core portfolios, the organization has provided youth and adult financial literacy, economic preparedness, digital empowerment, promoted home ownership, and assisted with foreclosure prevention to more than 2 million individuals, families, and small business owners. Driven by a “silver rights” mission fueled by vision and idealism, HOPE strives to empower the struggling middle class through financial literacy, dignity and capital enterprise.

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