Banking veteran Darryl Harmon to lead community banking for Wells Fargo

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Laura Schulte, head of Charlotte-based eastern Community Banking for Wells Fargo, recently announced that Darryl Harmon, formerly Wells Fargo's regional president for Central California, has been named regional president for Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi and Tennessee.

In his new role, Harmon leads the retail, small business and business banking operations for Wells Fargo in these regions and will be based in Atlanta, Georgia.

"With his breadth of leadership and banking experience, Darryl is an excellent addition to our talented team," said Laura Schulte, head of Eastern Community Banking for Wells Fargo. "His commitment to our team members and customers will give our company a competitive advantage in these important states."

A 25-year veteran of the financial services industry, Harmon has held a number of regional leadership roles with Wells Fargo, including head of business banking for Central California and Business Banking manager in Iowa. He was previously the Quad Cities president for Brenton Bank, acquired by Wells Fargo in 2000. Before joining Wells Fargo, he was with Bank One in Illinois. He has a bachelor's degree in business administration from Memphis State University and an MBA from the University of Illinois. He is also an active community leader and served on the boards of the Children's Hospital of Central California Foundation and the Marjoree Mason Center.

"I am very excited about the opportunity to join the Eastern Leadership team for the new Wells Fargo," said Harmon, "Wachovia has a rich legacy of serving the customers and communities throughout the Southeast. As we move forward, I believe the combined companies of Wachovia and Wells Fargo will be well-positioned to not only continue the rich legacy of Wachovia, but to build upon it.

The Wells Fargo community banking group serves retail, small business and business banking customers through over 6,600 stores and 12,200 ATMs in 39 states and the District of Columbia. The company operates 453 financial centers and 859 ATMs in the region under the Wachovia brand.

About Wells Fargo:
Wells Fargo & Company is a diversified financial services company with $1.4 trillion in assets, providing banking, insurance, investments, mortgage and consumer finance through almost 11,000 stores and the internet ( across North America and internationally. Wachovia Bank, N.A. is a subsidiary of Wells Fargo & Company.