January 14, 2009

Approval of proposal by Allianz SE

For immediate release

The Federal Reserve Board on Wednesday announced its approval of the notice under section 4 of the Bank Holding Company Act by Allianz SE, Munich, Germany, to retain its interest in The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc., Hartford, Connecticut, and thereby acquire an indirect interest in Federal Trust Bank, Sanford, Florida, a federal savings association.

Attached is the Board's Order relating to this action.

Last Update: January 14, 2009