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For Immediate Release

Veronica Castro
(213) 236-7985 


Ignacio Valenzuela from Union Bank teaching financial literacy class to participants of the
NALEO Workshop in Sun Valley, California, September 10, 2011


Union Bank’s financial literacy session offered participants the tools and the knowledge to successfully manage their personal finances 


LOS ANGELES (September 19, 2011) – Union Bank, N.A., recently partnered with the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) to teach a financial literacy class at a Citizen Workshop in Sun Valley, CA on Saturday, September 10.  The event attracted hundreds of eligible legal permanent residents and was intended to provide assistance completing the N-400 naturalization form, and other application materials.  In broader terms, the workshop encouraged and empowered eligible Latino permanent residents to fully participate in their community. 

Union Bank volunteers taught a bilingual class on financial literacy to approximately 150 participants.   The class covered topics such as the benefits of opening a bank account, earning interest on money in a savings account, managing personal finances and the importance of establishing credit.

“I am always impressed by the level of interest from the men and women who participate in our financial literacy classes.  We consistently receive overwhelmingly positive feedback from the community on these types of classes and thus will continue to support organizations such as NALEO in their outreach to the Latino population in our region,” said Senior Vice President and Regional Manager Vincent Caballero.

The NALEO Educational Fund is the leading non-partisan, non-profit organization that empowers Latinos to participate fully in the American political process, from citizenship to public service.  The NALEO Educational Fund accomplishes its mission through integrated strategies that include:  increasing the effectiveness of Latino policymakers, empowering the Latino community to participate in the American political process, and promoting policies that advance Latino civic engagement.

About UnionBanCal Corporation & Union Bank, N.A.
Headquartered in San Francisco, UnionBanCal Corporation is a financial holding company with assets of $80.1 billion at June 30, 2011.  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 403 full-service branches in California, Washington, Oregon, and Texas, as well as two international offices, on June 30, 2011. 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.