WellPoint Announces Appointment of Jose Tomas as Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer

INDIANAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–

WellPoint, Inc. (WLP) announced today that Jose Tomas has been
named executive vice president and chief human resources officer,
effective December 2, 2013. Tomas replaces Randy Brown who announced
earlier this year that he would retire at the end of December. In this
role, Tomas will focus on attracting, developing and retaining talent
across the company, compensation and benefits, workforce development,
diversity management and associate engagement. Additionally, he will
play a vital role in helping WellPoint foster a unified and inclusive
culture, further positioning the company for success in this rapidly
changing health care environment.

“We are pleased to add such a talented and experienced executive to our
leadership team. Jose’s background, which includes senior-level
experience in all facets of human resources as well as executive
operational leadership experience, ideally positions him for this role,”
said Joseph R. Swedish, WellPoint’s chief executive officer. “Randy
Brown played an important role as part of the leadership team that has
built WellPoint into one of the nation’s leading health benefits
companies and I thank him for his contributions and wish him all the
best in his retirement.”

Prior to joining WellPoint, Tomas served as Global Chief People Officer
and President, Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) for Burger King
Corporation (BKC) where he was responsible for the company’s global
human resources and communications functions and simultaneously led all
operations, marketing, business development, purchasing, supply and
distribution functions for the LAC region. Prior to joining BKC in 2004,
Tomas held various field and corporate human resources positions with
Ryder System Inc. and Publix Super Markets.

Tomas holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration and a
master’s in management from Florida International University. He is
certified by the Human Resources Certification Institute as a Senior
Professional in Human Resources (SPHR), and currently serves as a board
member for the Society for Human Resource Management.

About WellPoint, Inc.

WellPoint is one of the nation’s leading health benefits companies. We
believe that our health connects us all. So we focus on being a valued
health partner and delivering quality products and services that give
members access to the care they need. With more than 67 million people
served by our affiliated companies including approximately 36 million
enrolled in our family of health plans, we can make a real difference to
meet the needs of our diverse customers. We’re an independent licensee
of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. We serve members as the
Blue Cross licensee for California; and as the Blue Cross and Blue
Shield licensee for Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky,
Maine, Missouri (excluding 30 counties in the Kansas City area), Nevada,
New Hampshire, New York (as the Blue Cross Blue Shield licensee in 10
New York City metropolitan and surrounding counties and as the Blue
Cross or Blue Cross Blue Shield licensee in selected upstate counties
only), Ohio, Virginia (excluding the Northern Virginia suburbs of
Washington, D.C.), and Wisconsin. In most of these service areas, our
plans do business as Anthem Blue Cross, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue
Shield, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Georgia and Empire Blue Cross Blue
Shield, or Empire Blue Cross (in the New York service areas). We also
serve customers in other states through our Amerigroup, CareMore and
1-800 CONTACTS, Inc. subsidiaries. To find out more about us, go to wellpoint.com.

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