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Bank Union Bank expands CRE capabilities and East Coast presence


For Immeditate Release



Jane Yedinak – Union Bank
(415) 765-3241


Duncan King – PB Capital
(212) 250-4864



SAN FRANCISCO, CA, April 7, 2013 - Union Bank, N.A. today announced that it reached an agreement to acquire PB Capital Corporation's institutional commercial real estate (CRE) lending portfolio and platform. The acquisition expands Union Bank's CRE presence in the U.S., and brings a high-quality commercial real estate loan origination and servicing platform, geographic and asset class diversification, a desirable real estate customer base, and a seasoned management team. Headquartered in New York, the CRE lending division of PB Capital has approximately $3.7 billion in loans outstanding on properties in major metropolitan areas across the U.S. The acquisition is subject to customary closing conditions, and is expected to be completed in the second quarter of 2013.


"This is an important strategic acquisition for Union Bank, as it leverages our established CRE capabilities by adding a national origination platform and strong relationships with top-tier property owners," said Union Bank President & CEO Masashi Oka. "The transaction also enables the Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ (BTMU) to efficiently leverage its strength in the Americas and deploy capital into high-quality assets, through the strong capital position and U.S. dollar funding capabilities of Union Bank," said Oka, who is also CEO for the Americas for BTMU.


"The PB Capital team brings deep experience and strong relationships with marquee property owners that will provide tremendous expansion of our capabilities," said Michael Stedman, Senior Executive Vice President and head of Union Bank's Real Estate Industries. "The ability to originate, underwrite and service institutional CRE loans on a national platform will drive additional business opportunities for Union Bank and BTMU in the U.S."


An investor presentation for this transaction is available at


About PB Capital
PB Capital Corporation is a wholly owned subsidiary of Deutsche Bank AG.


About UnionBanCal Corporation & Union Bank, N.A.

Headquartered in San Francisco, UnionBanCal Corporation is a financial holding company with assets of $97 billion at December 31, 2012. Its primary subsidiary, Union Bank, N.A., is a full-service commercial bank providing an array of financial services to individuals, small businesses, middle-market companies, and major corporations. The bank operated 447 branches in California, Washington, Oregon, Texas, Illinois, and New York as well as two international offices, on December 31, 2012. UnionBanCal Corporation is a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd., which is a subsidiary of Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Inc. Union Bank is a proud member of the Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG, NYSE:MTU), one of the world's largest financial organizations. Visit for more information.


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