The Hartford's chairman and CEO Liam E. McGee spent $478,779 of his own money Friday on common shares of the property-casualty insurance company he leads.

McGee paid $19.08 per share for 25,088 shares, according to company documents filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

"Mr. McGee's investment demonstrates his confidence in the company," said David Snowden, a spokesman for The Hartford Financial Services Group.

After the purchase, he owned 26,836 shares of common stock and 206,606 restricted stock units.

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