Wells Fargo Joined National Partners in Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington

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For Immediate Release September 4, 2013

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Wells Fargo Joined National Partners in Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington

– Supported National Urban League, NAACP in celebration initiatives –

(BLACK PR WIRE) [Charlotte, September 4, 2013] Wells Fargo recently participated in the 50th anniversary celebration for the March on Washington in Washington, D.C. Wells Fargo joined national partners NAACP and National Urban League with support for panel discussions and events in celebration of future leaders. Wells Fargo leaders were also on the ground marching along with the nation during the 50th Anniversary March on Washington Realize the Dream Rally and March.

Through its long-standing partnerships with NAACP and NUL, Wells Fargo is able to play a part in upholding the legacy of the countless civil rights leaders who have opened the door for civil rights based on gender, ethnicity, religion, disability and sexual orientation.

The March on Washington anniversary represents one of several significant milestones in American history of which Wells Fargo is supporting. During Black History Month, Wells Fargo kicked off a yearlong celebratory campaign featuring the Kinsey Collection in honor of the 150th Anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation. Wells Fargo also supported commemorative events across the country in celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Movement.

Wells Fargo recognizes these milestones not only because of the impact on African Americans, but as defining moments in American history.

About Wells Fargo

Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) is a nationwide, diversified, community-based financial services company with $1.4 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 stores, 12,000 ATMs, and the Internet (wellsfargo.com), and has offices in more than 35 countries to support the bank’s customers who conduct business in the global economy. With more than 270,000 team members, Wells Fargo serves one in three households in the United States. Wells Fargo & Company was ranked No. 25 onFortunes2013 rankings of America’s largest corporations. Wells Fargo’s vision is to satisfy all our customers’ financial needs and help them succeed financially. Wells Fargo perspectives are also available atblog.wellsfargo.com.

Editor’s Note: Photos captioned for editorial use

Howard University Marching Band performs at the Drum Majors for Justice Future Leaders Celebration on the grounds of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial as Wells Fargo joined its national partner, National Urban League to celebrate young leaders in the African American community (Photo courtesy of Chris Carter Norseman Photography )

Wells Fargo leaders joined civil rights legends, national leaders and the nation in the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington Realize the Dream March and Rally in Washington D.C. (Photo courtesy of Chris Carter Norseman Photography )

Wells Fargo Senior Vice President, Director of National Partnerships, Georgette “Gigi” Dixon chants with the crowd during the 50th Anniversary March on Washington Realize the Dream March and Rally “Jobs, Justice & Freedom” (Photo courtesy of Chris Carter Norseman Photography )

From Capitol Hill, Wells Fargo, Executive Vice President and head of Enterprise Diversity and Inclusion, Jimmie Paschall reflects on her experience at the March on Washington 50th Anniversary Celebration in Washington D.C. (Photo courtesy of Chris Carter Norseman Photography )

Wells Fargo Senior Vice President and Director of National Partnerships, Georgette “Gigi” Dixon motivates the crowd with remarks at the Drum Majors for Justice Future Leaders Celebration presented by National Urban League (Photo courtesy of Chris Carter Norseman Photography )

National media personality, Jeff “Cousin Jeff” Johnson pictured with Wells Fargo leaders L to R: Anna Powell Bard, Hugh Rowden, Georgette “Gigi” Dixon, Valerie Williams and Tasha Brokenberry along with National Urban League representative at the Drum Majors for Justice Future Leaders Celebration (Photo courtesy of Chris Carter Norseman Photography )

National civil rights leaders take the stage during National Urban League’s Drum Majors for Justice Summit: Redeem the Dream supported by Wells Fargo (Photos courtesy of Chris Carter Norseman Photography )

Wells Fargo leaders pictured L to R Hugh Rowden, Chamika Pollock and Stephen Briggs in attendance at National Urban League’s Drum Majors for Justice Reception during the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington in Washington D.C. (Photo courtesy of Chris Carter Norseman Photography )

Dr. Thelma Thomas Daley, National Director of Women in NAACP (WIN), reflects on attending the first March on Washington fifty years before for a Wells Fargo video production (Photo courtesy of Chris Carter Norseman Photography )

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