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Nationwide Chief Legal and Governance Officer Announces Retirement

October 15, 2015

Patricia Hatler to retire in April 2016

Columbus, OH - Nationwide’s Executive Vice President and Chief Legal and Governance Officer, Patricia (Pat) Hatler, has announced that after 16 years of service to the company, she will retire in April 2016.

“It has been a privilege to work with Pat. Her counsel has helped guide Nationwide through some of the most significant events in the company’s history,” said Nationwide Chief Executive Officer Steve Rasmussen. “We extend our very best to her as she completes an admirable career.”

Hatler came to Nationwide in 1999 as General Counsel leading the Corporate Legal and Ethics teams. During her tenure, she consolidated Nationwide’s legal and compliance functions into one office. She previously served as General Counsel and Corporate Secretary for Independence Blue Cross in Philadelphia, and prior to that was an attorney in the Philadelphia office of the Dechert law firm.

A search for Hatler’s successor will begin immediately. 

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