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Hartford Shuffles Bond Fund Managers

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March 16, 2004 — Hartford Funds said it has changed the managers of three of its bond funds because of the complex’s “rapid growth.”

Edward Vaimberg was named co-manager of the Hartford Income Fund/A (HTIAX), succeeding Christine Mozonski, who continues to help run the Hartford High Yield Bond Fund/A (HAHAX).

Timothy Wilhide joined the Hartford Inflation Plus Fund/A (HIPAX), succeeding James Connolly, who remains a member of the team that oversees Hartford’s fixed-income funds. William Davidson continues as the co-manager of the Inflation Plus fund and the Income fund.

Connolly was succeeded on the Hartford Short Duration Fund/A (HSDAX) by Robert Crusha and Brian Dirgins. All the changes became effective on Monday, according to a regulatory filing.

A spokeswoman for Hartford Funds said the changes were aimed at “redistributing our investment resources to provide more depth and breadth” to its funds in response to their “rapid growth.” Hartford Funds currently oversee about $100 billion in assets, compared to $88 billion a year ago, the spokeswoman, Thomasin Mullen, said.