FORM 8-K     
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of Earliest Event Reported):
July 19, 2018

The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
(I.R.S. Employer
of incorporation)
File Number)
Identification No.)
One Hartford Plaza
Hartford, Connecticut

(Address of principal executive offices)
(Zip Code)

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Not Applicable
Former name or former address, if changed since last report
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Item 8.01 Other Events.

On July 19, 2018, the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. (the “Company”) revised the Company’s commercial paper program (the “Program”) pursuant to which the Company may, from time to time, issue short-term unsecured commercial paper notes (the “Notes”) in one or more private placements exempt from the registration requirements pursuant to Section 4(a)(2) of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”). The Board reduced the Company’s commercial paper issuance authorization from $1.0 billion to $750 million to align the Program with the Company’s $750 million five year revolving credit facility which became effective on June 11, 2018. Under the Program, amounts available under the Program may be borrowed, repaid and reborrowed from time to time, provided the maximum aggregate principal amount of the Notes outstanding under the Program does not exceed $750 million. The maturities of the Notes may vary, but may not exceed 270 days from the date of issue. The net proceeds of the issuances of the Notes are expected to be used for general corporate purposes.
The Notes have not been and will not be registered under the Securities Act or state securities laws, and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption from the registration requirements of the Securities Act and applicable state laws. The information contained in this Current Report on Form 8-K is neither an offer to sell nor a solicitation of an offer to buy any securities.

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc.
July 19, 2018
/s/ Donald C. Hunt
Donald C. Hunt
Vice President and Corporate Secretary