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For Immediate Release 

Alan Gulick
(425) 423-7317


SEATTLE, WA, January 17, 2012 – Union Bank, N.A. today announced that veteran banker Chris Merrywell has been promoted to regional managing director of The Private Bank in the Pacific Northwest. The Private Bank provides comprehensive wealth management services including wealth planning, investments, risk management, fiduciary services and banking. Based in Seattle, Merrywell will oversee The Private Bank in Washington and Oregon.

“Chris’ leadership and two decades of experience will be instrumental in helping clients in Washington and Oregon meet the unique opportunities and challenges of managing their financial success,” said Executive Vice President of Wealth Markets Dennis Mooradian. “Union Bank has a deep commitment to our clients and to the Pacific Northwest, and we are confident Chris and his team will continue to serve the region by offering client-centered, customized wealth management solutions.”

Merrywell joined Union Bank in 2008 as a senior vice president in The Private Bank where he was responsible for managing a team of wealth management professionals and overseeing offices in Seattle, Tacoma, and Bellevue. Prior to joining Union Bank, Merrywell served as a wealth adviser at Harris Private Bank’s Seattle office. He also worked for U.S. Bank in several capacities, including advising private banking clients and managing district and in-store branches.

Merrywell earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration from Arizona State University and is a graduate of the Pacific Coast Banking School. He also serves as chairman of Union Bank’s Foundation in the Pacific Northwest.

About UnionBanCal Corporation & Union Bank, N.A.
Headquartered in San Francisco, UnionBanCal Corporation is a financial holding company with assets of $84 billion at September 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 404 full-service branches in California, Washington, Oregon and Texas, as well as two international offices, on September 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.