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Hartford Funds Strengthens Regional Sales Network with the Promotion of Brian Garrette and Hire of Michael Tobin as Divisional Sales Managers

RADNOR, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Hartford Funds named Brian Garrette and Michael Tobin divisional sales managers, overseeing the mutual fund company's south and west regions, respectively. In their new roles, Garrette and Tobin are responsible for managing sales staff in their geography, including hiring, coaching, training and mentoring advisor consultants, as well as optimizing sales results and representing Hartford Funds at regional events. They both report to Jeff Reiss, head of retail sales.

"Brian's and Michael's extensive sales experience in the mutual fund space is a valuable asset to Hartford Funds," said Jeff Reiss, head of retail sales at Hartford Funds. "The appointment of these two industry veterans into the divisional sales manager role is a reflection of Hartford Funds' commitment to supporting distributors as we drive business growth."

Following his success of growing the South Florida region, Garrette was promoted from his previous position at Hartford Funds as advisor consultant, where he was responsible for financial sales performance and territory management in the wire house channel. He joined The Hartford in 2004. Prior to that, he spent nearly 15 years in business development at independent broker dealer Investor Capital Corporation, earning the title of firm principal. Garette is based in Boca Raton, FL.

Tobin brings nearly 25 years of mutual fund experience to Hartford Funds. He joins us from LPL Financial Services, where he served as the senior vice president, national sales manager, responsible for sales and marketing of advisory platforms. Prior to that, he served in various sales and distribution roles culminating to the position of western divisional sales director at Invesco Distributors, previously Morgan Stanley Investment Management. Tobin joined Invesco Distributors after six years with AllianceBernstein Investments where was the senior vice president, eastern divisional sales manager and oversaw the sales management and training for the region. Tobin is based in San Diego, CA.

Hartford Funds offers a broad range of actively managed strategies designed to provide solutions for a variety of investment needs. Established in 1996, Hartford Funds has $91.4 billion in assets under management as of March 31, 2013. For more information about the fund family, visit www.hartfordfunds.com.

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