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For Immediate Release 

Joanne Curran
(213) 236-5017

Jane Yedinak
(415) 765-3241


IRVINE, CA, January 17, 2012 – Union Bank, N.A. today announced that veteran banker Joe E. Sweet, II, has been promoted to regional managing director of The Private Bank for Southern California. The Private Bank provides comprehensive wealth management services including wealth planning, investments, risk management, fiduciary services and banking. Based in Irvine, Sweet will oversee The Private Bank offices in Orange County, La Jolla, Inland Empire, San Diego, and Rancho Mirage.

“With 38 years of wealth management and banking experience, Joe brings a deep understanding of the financial needs of our Private Bank clients in Southern California which will be instrumental as we continue to build long-lasting relationships in those markets,” said Executive Vice President of Wealth Markets Dennis Mooradian. “Union Bank has a strong commitment to both our clients and communities. We know that Joe’s expertise along with his team’s professionalism will continue to deliver client-centered, customized wealth management solutions for our clients in the region.”

Before joining Union Bank in 2001, Sweet spent 27 years with Bank of America in management positions in corporate banking and wealth management. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Finance and Marketing from Cal State Long Beach and a master’s degree in Retail Banking Administration from the University of Virginia.

Sweet is active in his community, serving as a member of the UC Irvine Corporate Partners Board, and the Mission Hospital Foundation Finance Committee Board. He also has served on the boards of the Cerritos, Norwalk, and Whittier Chambers of Commerce. Sweet is a past member of the Norwalk and Whittier Rotary Clubs and the Cerritos Optimist Club.

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.