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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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