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Union Bank, American Heart Association Announce Float Dedicated to Lifesaving CPR in the 128th Rose Parade® presented by Honda

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Carolyn Janda
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Nina Rondstadt
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LOS ANGELES, CA – August 30, 2016 − Union Bank and the American Heart Association (AHA) Western States Affiliate today announced they will jointly present a float in the128th Rose Parade presented by Honda on January 2, 2017. The float will promote the AHA's message that CPR saves lives. This is the second time the organizations have collaborated on a Rose Parade float. 

"After the success of our float last year, Union Bank is thrilled to join forces again with the American Heart Association to present a float with an important message about the lifesaving power of CPR to the millions of Rose Parade viewers," said Pierre P. Habis, head of Union Bank Consumer Banking and Enterprise Marketing. "Union Bank has a deep commitment to strengthening the financial and physical health of the people it serves and our work with the AHA has been an important part of that commitment for more than 30 years." 

Union Bank and the AHA's official 2017 float design, name and special guest riders and walkers will be unveiled later this fall. 

The bank has supported the AHA in multiple areas, raising awareness and millions of dollars on behalf of the organization and its mission. Over the last nine years alone, Union Bank and its customers, employees, their families and friends have donated more than $8 million in support of the AHA's critical research, education, and prevention programs. 

"We are proud to join Union Bank once again for the 2017 Rose Parade to bring attention to the importance of learning CPR," said American Heart Association Western States Affiliate Executive Vice President Kathy Rogers. "Cardiac arrest is a leading cause of death in the United States, and when a person has a cardiac arrest, survival depends on immediately getting CPR from someone nearby. Together, our goal is to empower youth and adults with the skills to save a life with CPR." 

The 128th Rose Parade presented by Honda will take place on January 2, 2017 in Pasadena, California. Originally started on January 1, 1890, the event is produced by the non-profit Pasadena Tournament of Roses Association®. The Rose Parade is part of America's New Year Celebration® and includes decorative floats, marching bands, and equestrian units. This year's theme, "Echoes of Success," celebrates individuals, organizations and institutions that help others achieve success. 

About the American Heart Association 
The American Heart Association is devoted to saving people from heart disease and stroke – the two leading causes of death in the world. We team with millions of volunteers to fund innovative research, fight for stronger public health policies, and provide lifesaving tools and information to prevent and treat these diseases. The association is the nation's oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke. To learn more or to get involved, call 1-800-AHA-USA1, visit or call any of our offices around the country. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter. 

About the Pasadena Tournament of Roses® 
The Tournament of Roses is a volunteer organization that annually hosts America's New Year Celebration® with the Rose Parade® presented by Honda, the Rose Bowl Game® presented by Northwestern Mutual and a variety of accompanying events. 935 volunteer members of the association will drive the success of 128th Rose Parade themed "Echoes of Success," on Monday, January 2, 2017, followed by the 103rd Rose Bowl Game. For more information, visit Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter, Instagram and YouTube and visit our blog at 

About MUFG Union Bank, N.A. 
MUFG Union Bank, N.A., is a full-service bank with offices across the United States. We provide a wide spectrum of corporate, commercial and retail banking and wealth management solutions to meet the needs of customers. We also offer an extensive portfolio of value-added solutions for customers, including investment banking, personal and corporate trust, global custody, transaction banking, capital markets, and other services. With assets of $116 billion, as of June 30, 2016, MUFG Union Bank has strong capital reserves, credit ratings and capital ratios relative to peer banks. MUFG Union Bank is a proud member of the Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, one of the world's largest financial organizations with total assets of approximately ¥298.2 trillion (JPY) or $2.9 trillion (USD)1, as of June 30, 2016. The corporate headquarters (principal executive office) for MUFG Americas Holdings Corporation, which is the financial holding company and MUFG Union Bank, is in New York City. The main banking office of MUFG Union Bank is in San Francisco, California.

(1)Exchange rate of 1 USD=¥102.91 (JPY) as of June 30, 2016