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2013

Awards & Distinctions Received in 2013

AWARDED TO UNION BANK

  • Corporate Citizen Award
    Hispanic Bar Association of Orange County

  • 31 Union Bank Branches Receive 2012 EPA Energy Star Certifications
    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

  • Building For the Future Award
    West Hollywood Community Housing Corporation

  • 2012 Top Heart Walk Fundraising Team in the Country
    American Heart Association – Western States Affiliate

  • Nominated for Employee Volunteer Program of the Year
    For Small-Medium Size Businesses
    Volunteer Match

  • No. 7 of Top 10 Regional Companies for Diversity
    Third Consecutive Year in Top 10
    Diversity Inc.

  • Corporate Citizen of the Year
    City Heights Community Development Corporation

  • Community Impact In Income Award
    United Way of Fresno County

  • Heart Walk Sponsor and No. 2 Fundraising Company
    American Heart Association – Orange County

  • Giving is Living Honoree
    OneOC, Volunteer Center of Orange County

  • Platinum AVA Digital Award for Season 2 Community Matters Public Service Announcements
    Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals

  • Readers Choice Award – Favorite Bank
    San Diego Downtown News

  • No.11 of 12 Best Places to Work in the Northern California Bay Area For Companies With 1,500 Or More Employees
    San Francisco Business Times

  • 1st Place Among 65 Finalists - 2013 Healthiest Company Award
    San Diego Business Journal

  • President’s Award
    Council For Supplier Diversity

  • 2012 Community Service Leadership Award
    Financial Services Roundtable

  • Named No. 1 In Bank Reputation in Consumers’ Survey
    American Banker Magazine

  • Ranked One of Five U.S. Retail Banks Having Highest Level of Consumer Advocacy
    Market Probe

  • Community Service 2013 Company of the Week
    Financial Services Roundtable

  • Leadership Award For Medium Business of the Year, with Certificate of Recognition from the California Legislature Assembly and Commendation from the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors
    The Santa Clarita Valley Leadership Awards Program

  • 2013 Nicky Award for Outstanding Bank - Union Bank Northpark Branch
    Second Consecutive Year
    Annual GLBT Nicky Awards Program, San Diego

  • No. 8 2013 Best Companies for Diversity
    HispanicBusiness Inc.

  • 2013 Legal Department of the Year
    The Recorder, Northern California

  • Best Use of Blended Learning
    Brandon Hall Group

  • 2013 Community Reinvestment Visionary Award
    ASIAN, INC

  • 2013 Corporate Community Outreach Award
    NAACP – Long Beach

  • 2013 Breastfeeding Friendly Workplace
    The San Diego County Breastfeeding Coalition

  • Certificate of Recognition in Honor of the Union Bank Technical
    Resource & Assistance Center in Fresno, CA
    Assembly of the California State Legislature

  • 2014 Diversity Leader Award
    Fourth Consecutive Year
    Profiles in Diversity Journal

  • Union Bank’s Media Partners’ Awards
    Creative Lift, Platinum Award for “Local Heroes” Logo Design
    Jim Yeager Media, Gold Award and an Honorable Mention for TV-Single Spots
    The Link Agency, Platinum Award for TV Broadcast & Cable-Public Service Announcement
    Marcom Competition Awards Program

  • 2013 Green Business Leader Award
    City of Palo Alto

  • Corporate Champion Award
    The YWCA of Greater Los Angeles

  • 2013 Bank Enterprise Award
    U.S. Dept. of the Treasury, Community Development Financial Institutions Fund

  • Certificate of Recognition for Support of the Local Community
    City of Cypress

  • No. 16 Lender of SBA 7(a) loans in Northern California
    North Bay Business Journal

  • 2013 Financial Institution of the Year Award
    California Asset Building Association

  • Best Place to Work for LGBT Equality
    Human Rights Campaign

  • Readers’ Choice Award – Best Bank
    Tehachapi News 2013

  • No. 4 SBA 504 Local Private Sector Lender
    San Diego Business Journal

AWARDED TO EMPLOYEES OF UNION BANK

  • One of Orange County’s Most Inspiring Female Leaders
    Maryam Rakhshani – AVP & Branch Mgr., Quail Hill Branch
    Orange County Register

  • Distinguished Alumni Award
    George Leis – EVP & Regional President, Community Banking
    California State University, Northridge

  • Publisher’s Choice Award
    Frank Robinson – SVP, Business Diversity Lending, Community Banking
    Inland Valley News

  • Outstanding Contributor Award
    JR Raines, AVP & Foundation Officer, Union Bank Foundation
    Barrio Station

  • Special Recognition
    Richard Chacon, SVP Supplier Diversity & Development
    California Disabled Veteran Business Alliance

  • 2013 Volunteer of the Year
    Max Feldman, Foundation Officer
    Monterey Peninsula Chamber of Commerce

  • Advocate of the Year
    Richard Chacon, SVP Supplier Diversity & Development
    Council for Supplier Diversity

  • 2013 Most Influential Women in Bay Area Business
    Mahla Shaghafi, SVP & Managing Director, The Private Bank
    Annette Billingsley, SVP & Division Head, Community Development Finance
    Elaine Genevro, EVP & Regional Executive, Northern California
    Elaine Lindenmayer, SVP & Deputy General Counsel
    Aida Alvarez, Union Bank Director
    San Francisco Business Times

  • Woman Worth Watching
    Heather Endresen, SVP, Government Lending
    Profiles in Diversity Journal

  • Woman to Watch, 25 Most Powerful Women in Banking in 2013
    Bita Ardlan, EVP, Corporate Banking, Western Markets
    The American Banker

  • Woman of Distinction
    Rossina Gallegos, VP, Corporate Social Responsibility
    National College Resources Foundation and Black College Expo

  • Special Recognition
    Julius Robinson, EVP & Mgr., Corporate Social Responsibility
    100 Black Men of the Bay Area, Inc.

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2012

Awards & Distinctions Received in 2012

AWARDED TO UNION BANK

  • Banking and Financial Institution of the Year
    Greater Los Angeles African American Chamber of Commerce

  • Corporate Social Responsibility Award
    Los Angeles Business Journal

  • In-House Counsel Diversity Award
    Bar Association of San Francisco

  • Corporate Champion of Diversity Award
    City of San Diego Human Relations Commission

  • Corporate Partner of the Year
    Greater San Diego Business Association

  • No. 10 of Top 10 Regional Companies for Diversity
    Diversity Inc.

  • No. 12 Corporate Philanthropist in Los Angeles County
    Los Angeles Business Journal

  • Corporate Achievement Award
    100 Black Men of the Bay Area, Inc.

  • Diversity Leader Award
    Profiles in Diversity Journal

  • No. 6 Best Companies for Diversity Practices
    Hispanic Business Magazine

  • Healthiest Employer — No. 4 Among Regional Companies with Less Than 2,000 Employees
    San Francisco Business Times and Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal

  • Best Place to Work in the Bay Area — No. 4 Among Regional Companies with 1,500 or More Employees
    San Francisco Business Times

  • Ruby Award for Rehabilitated Housing Project of the Year
    Vista Grande Apartments, financed by Union Bank
    San Diego Housing Federation

  • 2012 Prism Award for Union Bank’s 2011 Corporate Social Responsibility Report
    For Union Bank’s 2011 Corporate Social Responsibility Annual Report
    Public Relations Society of America, Los Angeles Chapter

  • 2012 Davey Award for “Community Matters” video series
    International Academy of Visual Arts

  • Communitas Award for Community Partnership for “Community Matters” video series
    Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals

  • Gold Aurora Award for “Community Matters” video series
    The Aurora Awards

  • Voted Best Bank in Gilroy
    The Gilroy Dispatch

  • Nicky Award
    Annual GLBT Nicky Awards Program, San Diego

  • Greenwich Excellence Award Middle Market Banking — Financial Stability
    Greenwich Associates

  • Greenwich Excellence Award Middle Market Banking — International Service
    Greenwich Associates

  • Best Corporate Trust Bank in the U.S. for 2012
    Global Banking and Finance Review

AWARDED TO EMPLOYEES OF UNION BANK

  • Human Dignity Award
    Carl Ballton — President & Chief Operating Officer, Union Bank Foundation
    YMCA of Metropolitan Los Angeles

  • Multicultural Leader Award
    Tisa Jackson — Vice President, Diversity & Inclusion, Human Resources
    California Diversity Council

  • Family of the Year Award
    Carl Ballton — President & Chief Operating Officer, Union Bank Foundation
    West Angeles Community Development Corporation

  • 2012 Corporate Counsel Award – Community Champion
    Morris Hirsch — SVP, Legal Division
    San Francisco Business Times

  • Volunteer of the Year
    Christine Harlin — Sales & Service Mgr., Business Banking
    Boys & Girls Clubs of South County

  • Man of the Year
    Carl Ballton — President & Chief Operating Officer, Union Bank Foundation
    100 Black Men of Los Angeles, Inc.

  • Business Leadership
    Masashi Oka — President & CEO
    Asia Society of Northern California

  • Most Influential Women in Business
    Annette Billingsley — SVP, Community Development Finance
    Elaine Genevro — SVP, Northern California, Retail Banking
    Mahla Shaghafi — SVP, Private Banking
    Debra Taylor — SVP, SF Peninsula, Retail Banking

    San Francisco Business Times

  • Uplift Honoree
    Carl Ballton — President & Chief Operating Officer, Union Bank Foundation

    Zeta Rho Foundation

  • Harry Meir Center Award
    Carl Ballton — President & Chief Operating Officer, Union Bank Foundation

    AbilityFirst

  • Honoree
    Masashi Oka — President & CEO
    Pacific Asia Museum

  • The 25 Most Powerful Women in Banking
    JoAnn Bourne — SEVP, Global Treasury Management
    American Banker Magazine

  • Women to Watch
    Bita Ardalan — EVP, Specialized Industries
    Erin Selleck — SEVP, Treasury
    American Banker Magazine

  • One of 50 Influential U.S. Hispanics
    George Ramirez — EVP & Chief DiversityExecutive
    Hispanic Business Magazine

  • 2012 Corporate Counsel Award — Rising Star
    Manisha Merchant — VP & Sr. Legal Counsel, Legal Division
    The Los Angeles Business Journal

  • Woman Worth Watching
    Erin Selleck — SEVP, Treasury
    Profiles in Diversity Journal

  • 2012 Young Leader
    Terce Sandifer — SVP & Originations Mgr., Community Development Finance
    Affordable Housing Magazine

  • Plaque of Appreciation — For dictionaries provided to all San Carlos, CA third graders
    Tara Jaurique — AVP, Talent Development and Learning
    Rotary Club of San Carlos

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2011

Awards & Distinctions Received in 2011

AWARDED TO UNION BANK

  • 2011 Diversity Elite 60
    Hispanic Business Magazine

  • Champion of the Year Award
    Union Bank Corporate Social Responsibility Group
    VolunteerMatch

  • Corporate Champion in State of Washington
    Puget Sound Business Magazine

  • 7th Annual Readers Choice Awards
    Union Bank Community Develop Finance Group
    Affordable Housing Finance Magazine

  • Eighth Top Corporate Philanthropist in Los Angeles County
    The Los Angeles Business Journal

  • 2011 Top Volunteer Company
    Junior Achievement of Northern California

  • Certificate of Merit — 25th Annual Aids Walk
    San Francisco Aids Foundation

  • Community Impact Award
    Northern California Community Loan Fund

  • One of Top Ten Regional Companies in 2011
    Diversity Inc.

  • Outstanding Corporation in Public Service Award
    Union Bank Legal Division
    Bar Association of San Francisco

  • Second California Small Business Banking Lender
    Office of Advocacy, U.S. Small Business Administration

  • Dr. Frederick D. Patterson Award for Corporation of the Year
    United Negro College Fund, Seattle Office, Pacific Northwest Chapter

  • 2011 Community Leadership Award
    Japanese American Bar Association

  • Silver Davey Awards
    Union Bank’s Community Matters Video Series
    International Academy of Visual Arts

AWARDED TO EMPLOYEES OF UNION BANK

  • Frederick Douglas Community Service Award
    Frank Robinson — SVP, Business Diversity Lending
    Earl B. Gilliam Bar Association

  • The 25 Most Powerful Women In Banking
    JoAnn Bourne — SEVP, Global Treasury Management
    American Banker Magazine

  • Woman Who Makes a Difference Award
    Kathleen Kavanagh — VP, Treasury
    Women At Work

  • Lifetime Achievement Award
    Tim Otani — VP, Retail Specialized Markets
    Sea Mar Community Health Centers

  • Woman Worth Watching
    Leticia Aguilar — EVP, Community Banking
    Diversity Journal Magazine

  • Founder’s Award
    Mahla Shaghafi — SVP, Private Bank
    Women’s Initiative for Self Employment

  • Most Influential Women in Business
    Rose Andrade — SVP, Credit Portfolio Information Services
    Elaine Genevro — SVP, Community Banking
    Mahla Shaghafi — SVP, Private Bank

    San Francisco Business Times

  • Corporate Leadership Award
    Lawrence Henry — SVP, Community Banking
    Inland Valley News

  • Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition
    Stephen Harm — Customer Service Officer, Community Banking
    Sunnyvale Community Services

  • Award for Community Service
    Bob Garrett — SVP, Global Division
    Association for Corporate Growth, San Francisco

  • Corporate Coordinator of the Year
    Richard Chacon — VP, Supplier Diversity
    Northern California Minority Supplier Development Council

  • Advocacy and Commitment to Hispanics in the Community
    Maria Gallo — VP, Community Outreach
    Central American Resource Center (Carecen) San Francisco

  • Clifton L. Johnson Award for Excellence
    Tisa Jackson — VP, Diversity & Inclusion
    Torrance Area Chamber of Commerce

  • Business Woman of the Decade
    Bita Ardalan — EVP, Specialized Industries
    San Fernando Valley Business Journal

  • 2011 Woman of Dedication
    Marla Black — SVP, Community Banking
    Salvation Army, Sierra Del Mar Division

  • Outstanding Corporate Citizen of 2011
    Pierre Habis — SEVP, Community Banking
    West Angeles Community Development Corporation

  • One of 25 Corporate Elite
    George Ramirez — EVP, Retail Banking
    Hispanic Business Magazine

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