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Wells Fargo Named Corporate Chair for USHCC National Convention

July 25, 2014

WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) has announced Wells Fargo as the corporate chair of its upcoming National Convention, set to take place September 21-23, 2014 in downtown Salt Lake City, UT. The annual convention is a premier event for America’s small business community, convening thousands of Hispanic business owners, corporate executives, elected officials, and representatives from local chambers and business associations throughout the country.

To learn more about the USHCC National Convention, visit www.ushccconvention.com.

“We are thrilled to have Wells Fargo serve as corporate chair for this year’s National Convention. Our alliance was born out of the idea that transforming small businesses is an essential building block for transforming our communities, our cities, and our nation as a whole,” said USHCC President & CEO Javier Palomarez. “With Wells Fargo at the helm, this year’s National Convention is poised to be transformative, one that will be a boon to Utah and to all who participate.”

Signature events of the USHCC National Convention include the Million Dollar Club (MDC), which recognizes companies that invest $25 million to $1 billion in Hispanic-owned businesses; the HBE Elite Luncheon, which pays tribute to the largest Hispanic Business Enterprises (HBE) in America; the ERG Summit, the only event of its kind which brings together the Employee Resource Groups (ERG) of over 100 corporations looking to increase diversity, develop talent, and recruit the best and brightest employees; and the CEO Panel, a candid, revealing, and informative discussion about management style, leadership philosophy and the economic outlook in today’s global market.

“Wells Fargo is excited to again serve as corporate chair for the upcoming USHCC National Convention and our team looks forward to welcoming everyone to Salt Lake City,” said Greg Winegardner, Wells Fargo Region President for Utah and Member of USHCC Board of Directors. “Working with small business owners is one of the most important things we do at Wells Fargo, and we are proud of our collaboration with the USHCC to help more Latino-owned businesses achieve financial success, grow and create jobs. Together with the USHCC, this year’s convention will be an inspiring and educational forum for business leaders and entrepreneurs that will further advance Hispanic-owned businesses and strengthen communities across the United States.”

For 11 consecutive years, Wells Fargo has been America’s No. 1 small business lender based on the most recent CRA government data (2002-2012). In May, Wells Fargo set a new five-year goal to extend $100 billion in new small business loans by 2018. The company also introduced Wells Fargo Works for Small BusinessSM, a broad initiative to deliver resources, guidance and services for small business owners.

“We are pleased to have Wells Fargo serve as the corporate chair for our National Convention. After successfully chairing the 2012 convention in Los Angeles, Wells Fargo has proven itself to be the best choice to help orchestrate what promises to be an historic event,” said USHCC Chairman Marc Rodriguez. “Together, the USHCC and Wells Fargo are investing in our nation’s business future by embracing the changing face of America. We are at the cutting edge of this new frontier, and look forward to sharing these success stories and inspiring new ventures at our National Convention – the largest gathering of Hispanic business leaders in America.”

About Wells Fargo

Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) is a nationwide, diversified, community-based financial services company with $1.6 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 locations, 12,500 ATMs, and the internet (wellsfargo.com), and has offices in 36 countries to support customers who conduct business in the global economy. With approximately 265,000 team members, Wells Fargo serves one in three households in the United States. Wells Fargo & Company was ranked No. 29 on Fortune’s 2014 rankings of America’s largest corporations. In 2013, the Company invested $275.5 million in grants to 18,500 nonprofits, and team members contributed more than 1.69 million volunteer hours around the country. Wells Fargo’s vision is to satisfy all our customers’ financial needs and help them succeed financially. Wells Fargo perspectives and stories are also available at blogs.wellsfargo.com and at wellsfargo.com/stories.

About the USHCC

Founded in 1979, the USHCC actively promotes the economic growth and development of our nation's entrepreneurs. The USHCC advocates on behalf of nearly 3.2 million Hispanic-owned businesses, that together contribute in excess of $468 billion to the American economy, each year. As the leading organization of its kind, the USHCC serves as an umbrella to more than 200 local chambers and business associations across the nation, and partners with more than 220 major corporations.

For more information, visit www.ushcc.com.

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United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC)

Ammar Campa-Najjar

Associate Director of Communications

619-721-5148

Anajjar@ushcc.com



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