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For Immediate Release

Tanya Peebles-Hill
(213) 236-5329

Veronica Castro
(213) 236-7985


(Pictured L-R) CEO of New Economics of Women Beatriz Stotzer; Union Bank Executive Vice President Michael Feldman, head of California Branch Banking; LAUSD board member Nury Martinez; Union Bank Senior Vice President and Regional Executive Leticia Aguilar; and Union Bank Van Nuys Branch Manager Alen Sayadof (holding scissors) are joined by other community and business leaders as they lead a ribbon-cutting ceremony in celebration of Union Bank's newest branch office opening in Van Nuys.

Van Nuys, October 12, 2011 – Union Bank, N.A., celebrated the official grand opening of its new full-service banking office in Van Nuys. Associate Director of the Office of Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa Yolanda Fuentes; Edwardo Martinez, representative of the office of Councilman Tony Cardenas; John Popoch, representative of the office of Assemblyman's Bob Blumenfield; Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) Board Member Nury Martinez; and representatives from the Greater San Fernando Valley Chamber of Commerce joined Union Bank Executive Vice President Michael Feldman, head of California Branch Banking; Van Nuys Branch Manager Alen Sayadof; and Senior Vice President and Regional Executive Leticia Aguilar in the ribbon cutting ceremony on October 7.

"We are thrilled to have the opportunity to service the needs of our valued customers in the Van Nuys community," said Aguilar. "Our new local branch allows us to further strengthen our relationships with local residents and businesses by providing convenient access to our best-in-class banking services."

To honor its commitment to the Van Nuys community, and to support local education and community efforts, Union Bank donated $4,500 to three local organizations - the Van Nuys High School Band, New Economics for Women and the Van Nuys Boys Scouts of America. Representatives from each organization, along with community, business and city leaders, were on hand to acknowledge the bank’s ongoing support of the local community.

The new Union Bank Van Nuys branch office is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Visit or call the branch at (818) 374-5555 for additional information.

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 banking offices 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.