Wells Fargo Celebrates Diwali with the Tri-State Asian Indian Community at Event in Times Square

NEW YORK (TIP): For the second year, Wells Fargo is helping to celebrate Diwali through the event at Times Square. The event is a day-long celebration of performances, celebrity appearances and ethnic Indian food. Wells Fargo will help kick off the festivities by encouraging attendees and followers of the event to help light the ceremonial diya.

By sharing the hashtag #DiwaliSmiles prior to the event on social media, people onsite and following online can help collectively raise the digital diya’s flame until it reaches the top, and kick off a star-studded Bollywood concert and event. This year, Wells Fargo is teaming up with Operation Smile, an international nonprofit organization, to provide free surgeries for children in India born with palate and lip deformities.

Wells Fargo’s Rahul Baig being interviewed by Showbiz India

From Sept. 15 to Oct. 26, Wells Fargo will donate $3 to Operation Smile for every Wells FargoExpressSend® money transfer to India from an eligible account.* At approximately $240 per surgery, the collaboration between Wells Fargo is expected to help fund hundreds of lifechanging surgeries for children and young adults in India. *Open to legal residents of the 50 U.S states and D.C. only. Wells Fargo will make a minimum of $25,000 and a maximum of $50,000 donation.

WHO: ? Atul Kamra, Senior Managing Director and Head of Advice, Wells Fargo Advisors ? Ajit Varma, Vice President for Programs in Asia – India, Operation Smile ? Wells Fargo Tri-state team members and Asian Connection members ? Community members

WHEN: Saturday, September 20, 2014, 4:30 p.m. EST Media check-in begins at 3:30 p.m. – RSVP required due to stage/VIP area restrictions. One-on-one interviews and photo opportunities will be made available on site. On-site contact – Jitin Hingorani, (512) 773-6679

WHERE: Corner of 42nd and Broadway, Times Square. In front of the main stage

About Wells Fargo: Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) is a nationwide, diversified, community-based financial services company with $1.6 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 9,000 locations, 12,500 ATMs, and the internet (wellsfargo.com), and has offices in 36 countries to support customers who conduct business in the global economy.

With approximately 265,000 team members, Wells Fargo serves one in three households in the United States. Wells Fargo & Company was ranked No. 29 on Fortune’s 2014 rankings of America’s largest corporations. In 2013, the Company invested $275.5 million in grants to 18,500 nonprofits, and team members contributed more than 1.69 million volunteer hours around the country. Wells Fargo’s vision is to satisfy all our customers’ financial needs and help them succeed financially. Wells Fargo perspectives and stories are also available at blogs.wellsfargo.com and atwellsfargo.com/stories.


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