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Union Bank® Enrolls 11 Offices in MCE’s Deep Green 100% Renewable Energy Program and Eliminates Carbon Emissions in Marin County and Walnut Creek Branches

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Jane Yedinak
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Sierra Wilson
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SAN FRANCISCO, CA – (January 9, 2017) Union Bank today announced that 11 of its Bay Area offices have enrolled in MCE’s Deep Green electricity service enabling these locations to switch to 100 percent renewable energy, furthering the bank’s commitment to building healthy and sustainable communities. Union Bank is the first financial institution within MCE’s service area to commit to Deep Green, and now operates 100 percent carbon-free in Marin County and Walnut Creek. 

MCE is a public, not-for-profit Community Choice Aggregator (CCA) that offers renewable energy choices to electricity rate payers in Marin County, Napa County and the cities of Benicia, El Cerrito, Lafayette, Richmond, San Pablo, and Walnut Creek. By enrolling in the program, the participating Union Bank offices now operate while emitting zero greenhouse gas emissions from electricity usage. This is a collaborate initiative between the bank’s Corporate Real Estate team and Environmental Stewardship Department. 

“Union Bank has a longstanding commitment to reducing our impact on the planet, and we are proud to be an early-adopter of this program that sources energy from clean, renewable sources, such as solar, wind, and biogas,” said Ryan Bjorkquist, Vice President, Environmental Stewardship, Union Bank. “This is just one of the many green initiatives the bank supports in our focus to be a good steward of the environment.” Two administrative offices and the following nine Union Bank branches are participating in MCE’s Deep Green 100 percent renewable energy service: 

Union Bank Branch
City
Corte Madera
Corte Madera
Kentfield
Kentfield
Mill Valley
Mill Valley
Northgate
San Rafael
San Anselmo
San Anselmo
San Rafael
San Rafael
Strawberry Village
Mill Valley
Tiburon / Belvedere
Tiburon
Walnut Creek
Walnut Creek

“It’s inspiring to see a national company like Union Bank joining the ranks of local businesses that are leading the way to a clean energy future in California,” said Dawn Weisz, CEO of MCE. “MCE’s goal is to make it easy for all types of customers and facilities to achieve their sustainability objectives. We salute Union Bank for investing in our community and environment – by going Deep Green, not only do they help the environment, but half of the revenue generated from Deep Green 100 percent renewable energy goes towards building local solar projects in our service area.” 

Click here to learn more about the Union Bank commitment to corporate social responsibility and environmental sustainability. 

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 $116.9 billion, as of September 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 (NYSE: MTU), one of the world's largest financial organizations with total assets of approximately ¥293.7 trillion (JPY) or $2.9 trillion (USD)1, as of September 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. 

About MCE 
MCE is a not-for-profit, public electricity provider that gives customers the choice of having 50% to 100% of their electricity supplied from clean, renewable sources such as solar, wind, bioenergy, geothermal and hydroelectric at competitive rates. MCE provides service to 255,000 California customers in Marin County, Napa County and the cities of Benicia, El Cerrito, Lafayette, Richmond, San Pablo, and Walnut Creek. By choosing MCE, customers help support new in-state and local renewable energy projects and jobs. For more information about MCE, visit www.mceCleanEnergy.org

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