SOURCE: Acordia, Inc.

June 10, 2005 08:00 ET

Acordia, Inc. Names Chris Eldredge Managing Director for Its Colorado Operations

CHICAGO, IL -- (MARKET WIRE) -- June 10, 2005 -- Acordia, Inc., a Wells Fargo Company, is pleased to announce that Chris Eldredge has accepted the position of Managing Director, where he will oversee operations in Colorado.

Eldredge brings over 14 years of experience in business market insurance and risk service promotion. Eldredge comes to Acordia from Liberty Mutual where he recently held the position of Regional Manager for Business Sales of Liberty's North Texas operation where under his direction, his region achieved the "highest rating" in 2004 for revenue growth, profitability and new business development. Prior to this role, Eldredge served as Liberty Mutual's Regional Manager, Business Sales for the Louisiana, Oklahoma and Arkansas region; Operations Manager for the company's San Antonio, Texas office; and Account Representative for the mid-markets for Liberty Mutual Denver.

"Chris has a strong track record of success in our industry and we look forward to his leadership in growing our important Colorado territory," said Steve Schneider, Senior Vice President and Regional Managing Director - Central Region.

Eldredge received his undergraduate degree in political science and communications from Northeastern University in Boston and completed his master's in business administration from the University of Dallas.

Acordia and Wells Fargo

Acordia, Inc., headquartered in Chicago, Ill., is the world's fifth largest insurance brokerage and the largest bank-owned insurance brokerage in the U.S., with over 150 offices in 38 states. Its 4,500 insurance professionals place in excess of $8.5 billion of risk premiums with expertise in property, casualty, benefits, international, personal lines and life products. Acordia is also a member of HLA Global Network. HLA Global, a partnership between London-based Heath Lambert Group and Acordia, Inc., serves as the international arm of Acordia.

Acordia is a subsidiary of Wells Fargo & Company, a diversified financial services company with $436 billion in assets, providing banking, insurance, investments, mortgage and consumer finance to more than 23 million customers from more than 6,000 stores and the internet ( across North America and elsewhere internationally. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. is the only bank in the United States to receive the highest possible credit rating, "Aaa," from Moody's Investors Service.

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    Ellen M. Sievert
    Director of Communications
    Acordia, Inc.