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Wells Fargo Directs Gift to Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation

On behalf of company, United Way donates $11,500 to support hospital’s pediatric medical care efforts

Left to right: Richard Valade, Executive Vice President and Canada Country Manager, Wells Fargo International; Peter Borsos, Relationship Manager, Wells Fargo Energy Group; Melanie Dekker, Associate Manager, Events and Community Initiatives, Alberta Children's Hospital (Photo: Business Wire)
Left to right: Richard Valade, Executive Vice President and Canada Country Manager, Wells Fargo International; Peter Borsos, Relationship Manager, Wells Fargo Energy Group; Melanie Dekker, Associate Manager, Events and Community Initiatives, Alberta Children’s Hospital (Photo: Business Wire)

CALGARY, Alberta–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) announced today has donated $11,500 to the Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation via a directed donation from the United Way.

“We are so grateful to our community and donors like Wells Fargo and United Way for rallying behind the Alberta Children’s Hospital and supporting our vision to provide the best care possible for our kids,” said Meghan Kociuba, manager, Community Initiatives and Events at Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation.

The Alberta Children’s Hospital opened in Calgary, Alberta in September 2006, becoming the first free-standing pediatric facility to be built in Canada in more than 20 years. It is used by patients from birth to age 18 from across Alberta, southeastern British Columbia and southwestern Saskatchewan as multi-disciplinary teams work together to promote healing through family centred care.

“Alberta Children’s Hospital provides a vital service to our community,” said Peter Borsos, relationship manager of the Wells Fargo Energy Group in Calgary. “I have personally seen the impact the hospital has had in the young lives of their patients, and I have seen the support they give to the families under their care. We thank Alberta Children’s Hospital and their tremendous work in helping build healthier futures for our children.”

Wells Fargo has had a long history in Canada stretching back to 1858 with the opening of an express office in Victoria, British Columbia. With more than 160 team members throughout the Canada, the company has offices in Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary and Montreal serving commercial and corporate customers.

For more information on Wells Fargo in Canada, visit www.wellsfargo.ca

About Wells Fargo & Company

Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) is a nationwide, diversified, community-based financial services company with $1.7 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 8,700 locations, 12,500 ATMs, and the internet (wellsfargo.com) and mobile banking, and has offices in 36 countries to support customers who conduct business in the global economy. With approximately 266,000 team members, Wells Fargo serves one in three households in the United States. Wells Fargo & Company was ranked No. 30 on Fortune’s 2015 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 at Wells Fargo Blogs and Wells Fargo Stories.

About Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation

The Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation raises funds for excellence in child health, research and family centred care. Through the generosity of donors, the Foundation provides funding for innovative programs, state-of-the-art equipment, advanced medical training and internationally-recognized pediatric research. The Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation is a founding partner of the Alberta Children’s Hospital Research Institute, as well as the primary funder. www.childrenshospital.ab.ca

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