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TAMPA, Fla. (Jan. 10, 2013) - WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) announced
today that Roel C. Campos, J.D., a partner in the law firm of Locke Lord LLP and
former Commissioner of the Securities and Exchange Commission, has been
appointed to the company's board of directors.
"We are pleased to welcome Roel to our board," said Charles G. Berg, WellCare's
chairman. "His long history of public service and his deep understanding of
regulatory compliance and corporate governance will help guide WellCare to
further enhance its relationships with federal and state governments to provide
quality, cost-effective health care to its members."
Berg noted that President Obama appointed Mr. Campos to the Presidential
Intelligence Advisory Board. Mr. Campos is a founding member of the New America
Alliance, an organization that promotes the
economic advancement of the American
Latino community. He also serves as a director of Regional Management Corp. and
is on the advisory board for the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board.
"WellCare provides quality health care solutions to more than 2.6 million people
across the country," Campos said. "I am excited to accept a position on
WellCare's board and to join its mission to improve the health and well-being of
the members it serves. I am especially proud of the company's commitment to
reaching underserved populations."
Prior to joining Locke Lord in April 2011, Mr. Campos, 63, helped build the
Washington, D.C., office of Silicon Valley law firm Cooley LLP. Prior to that,
Mr. Campos served as a Commissioner of the Securities and Exchange Commission
from 2002 to 2007. During his tenure there, he served as Vice Chairman of the
Technical Committee of the International Organization of Securities
Commissioners and Chairman of the Monitoring Group.
Earlier in his career, Mr. Campos served as a federal prosecutor in the U.S.
Attorney's Office in Los Angeles, Calif. Mr. Campos began his career as an
officer in the U.S. Air Force before earning his Master of Business
Administration at the University of California - Los Angeles, and a law degree
from Harvard University.
About WellCare Health Plans, Inc.
WellCare Health Plans, Inc. provides managed care services targeted to
government-sponsored health care programs, focusing on Medicaid and Medicare.
Headquartered in Tampa, Fla., WellCare offers a variety of health plans for
families, children, and the aged, blind and disabled, as well as prescription
drug plans. The company serves approximately 2.6 million members nationwide as
of Sept. 30, 2012. For more information about WellCare, please visit the
company's website at www.wellcare.com.
Crystal Warwell Walker
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