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Date:1/19/2010

iness communities because of his expertise and ability to work through complex legal and business challenges."

Before joining IBC, Tufano served for five years as general counsel to former Pennsylvania Governor Tom Ridge. In 2002, he was appointed cochair of the transition team for then-Governor-elect Edward G. Rendell.

Active in the legal community, Tufano was the founding chairman of the Pennsylvania Bar Association's Government Lawyers committee and has served on the board of trustees of the Philadelphia Bar Foundation, which exists to raise funds for legal services for the poor. He has been honored for his work in this area by both the Pennsylvania Bar Association and Pennsylvania Legal Services. He serves on several boards, including the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, WHYY, Villanova University, and the Committee of Seventy. He is currently president of the Villanova University Alumni Association and is cochairing the search for the next dean of Villanova's law school.

Tufano is a graduate of Villanova University where he earned both his bachelor's degree and his law degree.

About Independence Blue Cross

Independence Blue Cross is a leading health insurer in southeastern Pennsylvania. Nationwide, Independence Blue Cross and its affiliates provide coverage to nearly 3.3 million people. For more than 70 years, Independence Blue Cross has offered high-quality health care coverage tailored to meet the changing needs of members, employers, and health care professionals. Independence Blue Cross's HMO and PPO health care plans have consistently received the highest ratings from the National Committee for Quality Assurance.

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