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Wells Fargo Continues National African-American Media Tour, Hosting Los Angeles Media During 2011 NAACP National Convention
Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) completed the eighth stop on its national African American Media Tour with a visit to Los Angeles on Wednesday, July 26. The luncheon was hosted at the J.W. Marriott Hotel-Hollywood Live, where company leaders enjoyed a rare opportunity to engage with the media about their commitment and outreach to the African-American community throughout the greater Los Angeles area.

Twenty-five total media organizations were in attendance, representing a broad cross-section of the best of Los Angeles’ African-American journalism community. Participating media representatives were able to network and dialogue one-on-one with key Wells Fargo executives. This opportunity is consistent with every media luncheon and allows guests to learn more about the company’s financial
education programs, longstanding record of philanthropic and volunteer support, as well as important local community initiatives.

Wells Fargo also reaffirmed its support of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), serving as lead sponsor of their 102nd Annual Convention taking place concurrently at the nearby Los Angeles Convention Center. Wells Fargo was the presenting sponsor of the highly-anticipated Women in NAACP (WIN) Empowerment Summit/Brunch that addressed the equity gap that exists between the genders.

Wells Fargo re-convened its national African-American media tour this year with the first stop of 2011 held at the company headquarters in Charlotte, NC.

Pictured above, Wells Fargo principals greet luncheon guests (from left): Raphael Henderson, business area manager, Wells Fargo; Ms. Thornhill; Byron Reed, head of Community Development, Greater Los Angeles for Wells Fargo; Gloria Zuurveen, founder-publisher of the PACE News; John Sotoodah, Los Angeles Metro Regional president, Wells Fargo; Tanya Kersey, founder-publisher of Black Talent News; Cloves Campbell, Jr., publisher of The Arizona Informant and newly-elected president of the National Newspaper Publishers Association [NNPA] and Jonathan Weedman, head of the Wells Fargo Foundation of Greater Los Angeles.

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