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For Immediate Release

Tom Taggart
(415) 765-2249

Jane Yedinak
(415) 765-3241

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, October 21, 2013 – On October 18, the Union Bank Palm Desert branch at 73785 El Paseo Avenue, in Palm Desert, CA, suffered extensive fire damage. Fortunately, no one was hurt in the fire however, the branch is now closed.

Due to further investigation that must occur as well as a structural assessment to ensure the area is safe, Union Bank can not yet gain access to the vault. As soon as we are able to access the vault and assess the situation, we will be reaching out to our customers with safe deposit boxes by phone to make arrangements for them to access their box.

“We apologize for any inconvenience that this fire may cause our customers,” said Union Bank Executive Vice President Michael Feldman, head of Branch Banking. “Serving our customers is our top priority each and every day. Our Union Bank team remains committed to assisting our customers and keeping them updated on this situation.”

Alternate Branches and Customer Service Specialists
All of the Union Bank branches are ready to assist our Palm Desert branch customers with their banking needs. Below is a list of the branches closest to the Palm Desert branch. In addition, the bank’s Customer Service specialists are standing by to assist customers at (800) 238 4486.

Rancho Mirage
71950 Highway 111
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270-5400
(760) 862-4700

Cook & Country Club
74924 Country Club Dr.
Palm Desert, CA 92260-1969
(760) 779-9955

La Quinta
79670 Highway 111
La Quinta, CA 92253
(760) 863-1865

About UnionBanCal Corporation & Union Bank, N.A.
Headquartered in San Francisco, UnionBanCal Corporation is a financial holding company with assets of $102.3 billion at June 30, 2013. Its primary subsidiary, Union Bank, N.A., provides an array of financial services to individuals, small businesses, middle-market companies, and major corporations. The bank operated 422 branches in California, Washington, Oregon, Texas, Illinois, and New York as well as two international offices, on June 30, 2013. 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. In July 2013, American Banker Magazine and the Reputation Institute ranked Union Bank #1 for reputation among its customers. Visit for more information