SOURCE: Acordia, Inc.

March 15, 2006 12:42 ET

John M. Ganter Joins Acordia RE as Senior Vice President

CHICAGO, IL -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 15, 2006 -- Acordia RE, the reinsurance intermediary of Acordia, Inc., the insurance brokerage subsidiary of Wells Fargo & Co., announced today that John M. Ganter has joined Acordia RE as Senior Vice President based in its Atlanta, Ga. office at 1100 Johnson Ferry Road, Suite 250, Atlanta, Georgia 30342.

Al Blanton, President of Acordia RE says, "John is going to be a valuable addition to our nationwide team bringing greater depth to our capabilities and product structuring in the Life and Health reinsurance sector."

Ganter has 25 years insurance and reinsurance experience with an emphasis in the life, accident and health segment.

Before joining Acordia, he worked at Benfield Inc./Bates Turner LLC as a Senior Vice President. While there, he held several management positions such as branch manager and life practice leader. Prior to that, Gantor worked at Sedgwick Re, where he developed and managed a reinsurance book of life, accident and health business. He also worked at Duncanson & Holt Group, John Alden Life, Connecticut Mutual Life where he held various leadership roles in the area of underwriting, sales and management in life, accident & health reinsurance and insurance. Gantor started his insurance career with Continental Life/Loyalty Life where he worked in the primary life and health brokerage wholesale operation in the southeastern United States.

He received his bachelor's of arts degree at Mercer University in Macon, Ga.

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 $482 billion in assets, providing banking, insurance, investments, mortgage and consumer finance to more than 23 million customers from more than 6,200 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. For more information about Acordia, visit or call 312.423.2531.

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    Acordia, Inc.