XNYS:HIG Hartford Financial Services Group Inc Insider Activity 4 Filing - 8/10/2012

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FORM 4
Check this box if no longer subject to Section 16. Form 4 or Form 5 obligations may continue. See Instruction 1(b).
UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP OF SECURITIES

Filed pursuant to Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, Section 17(a) of the Public Utility Holding Company Act of 1935 or Section 30(h) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
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(Print or Type Responses)
1. Name and Address of Reporting Person *
Swift Christopher
  2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol
HARTFORD FINANCIAL SERVICES GROUP INC/DE [HIG]
5. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer
(Check all applicable)
_____ Director _____ 10% Owner
__X__ Officer (give title below) _____ Other (specify below)
Executive VP and CFO
(Last)
(First)
(Middle)
ONE HARTFORD PLAZA
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (Month/Day/Year)
08/10/2012
(Street)

HARTFORD, CT 06155
4. If Amendment, Date Original Filed (Month/Day/Year)
6. Individual or Joint/Group Filing (Check Applicable Line)
_X_ Form filed by One Reporting Person
___ Form filed by More than One Reporting Person
(City)
(State)
(Zip)
Table I - Non-Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
1.Title of Security
(Instr. 3)
2. Transaction Date (Month/Day/Year) 2A. Deemed Execution Date, if any (Month/Day/Year) 3. Transaction Code
(Instr. 8)
4. Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed of (D)
(Instr. 3, 4 and 5)
5. Amount of Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s)
(Instr. 3 and 4)
6. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I)
(Instr. 4)
7. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership
(Instr. 4)
Code V Amount (A) or (D) Price
Common Stock 08/10/2012   M   1,905.922 A (1) 1,905.922 D  
Common Stock 08/10/2012   D   1,905.922 D $17.12 0 D  
Restricted Stock Units               58,631.787 D  

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Table II - Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
(e.g., puts, calls, warrants, options, convertible securities)
1. Title of Derivative Security
(Instr. 3)
2. Conversion or Exercise Price of Derivative Security 3. Transaction Date (Month/Day/Year) 3A. Deemed Execution Date, if any (Month/Day/Year) 4. Transaction Code
(Instr. 8)
5. Number of Derivative Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed of (D)
(Instr. 3, 4, and 5)
6. Date Exercisable and Expiration Date
(Month/Day/Year)
7. Title and Amount of Underlying Securities
(Instr. 3 and 4)
8. Price of Derivative Security
(Instr. 5)
9. Number of Derivative Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s)
(Instr. 4)
10. Ownership Form of Derivative Security: Direct (D) or Indirect (I)
(Instr. 4)
11. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership
(Instr. 4)
Code V (A) (D) Date Exercisable Expiration Date Title Amount or Number of Shares
Stock Options $28.91               (2) 03/01/2021 Common Stock 92,937   92,937 D  
Stock Options $20.63               (3) 02/28/2022 Common Stock 148,448   148,448 D  
Restricted Units (4)               (4) 05/03/2013 Common Stock 37,248.128   37,248.128 D  
Deferred Units (5)               (5) 05/03/2013 Common Stock 1,483.287   1,483.287 D  
Deferred Units (1) 08/10/2012   M     1,905.922   (6) 08/06/2013 Common Stock 1,905.922 (1) 1,905.922 D  

Reporting Owners

Reporting Owner Name / Address Relationships
 Director  10% Owner  Officer  Other
Swift Christopher
ONE HARTFORD PLAZA
HARTFORD, CT 06155
      Executive VP and CFO  

Signatures

 /s/ Terence Shields, by Power of Attorney for Christopher J. Swift dated January 31, 2012.   08/13/2012
** Signature of Reporting Person Date

Explanation of Responses:

* If the form is filed by more than one reporting person, see Instruction 4(b)(v).
** Intentional misstatements or omissions of facts constitute Federal Criminal Violations. See 18 U.S.C. 1001 and 15 U.S.C. 78ff(a).
(1) Each deferred unit is the economic equivalent to one share of the Company's common stock. On August 10, 2012, 1905.922 of the reporting person's deferred units were settled for cash, based upon the Company's closing stock price on the New York Stock Exchange on August 6, 2012.
(2) One-third of the options became exercisable on March 1, 2012, an additional one-third of the options will become exercisable on March 1, 2013 and the remaining one-third of the options will become exercisable on March 1, 2014, the third anniversary of the grant date.
(3) One-third of the options will become exercisable on February 28, 2013, an additional one-third of the options will become exercisable on February 28, 2014 and the remaining one-third of the options will become exercisable on February 28, 2015, the third anniversary of the grant date.
(4) The restricted unit award will be settled in cash on the third anniversary of the grant date (May 3, 2010) based on the Company's closing stock price on the New York Stock Exchange on the expiration date.
(5) One-third of the deferred unit award will be settled in cash as soon as practicable, and in any event within 90 days, after the first, second and third anniversaries of the grant date (May 3, 2010) based on the Company's closing stock price on the New York Stock Exchange on the applicable anniversary date. Deferred units are fully vested when credited.
(6) One-third of the deferred unit award will be settled in cash as soon as practicable, and in any event within 90 days, after the first, second and third anniversaries of the grant date (August 6, 2010) based on the Company's closing stock price on the New York Stock Exchange on the applicable anniversary date. Deferred units are fully vested when credited.

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