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Monday, Sep 13 2010 03:13 PM

Union Bank helps West Fire victims

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Kelly Saunders, vice president and branch manager for Union Bank’s Tehachapi branch, is pictured above, second from left, with othrs from the bank presenting a check for $5,000 to the Salvation Army to help with West Ranch fire victim recovery efforts.

The Union Bank Foundation donated $5,000 to the Tehachapi Salvation Army to assist with relief and recovery efforts related to the West Fire that recently ravaged the community.

“It is truly inspiring how the community of Tehachapi has joined together to help each other through this tragedy,” said Kelly Saunders, vice president and branch manager, Tehachapi. “The Union Bank Foundation was created to support the communities that the bank serves and this community certainly deserves a helping hand during this difficult time.”

“On behalf of the Salvation Army, I would like to thank the Union Bank Foundation for its donation,” said Marget Willer, the Salvation Army's center coordinator. “It is generous donations like these that breathe life into our organization and in turn have allowed us to assist the victims of the Tehachapi West Fire.”

The Salvation Army Tehachapi Service Unit is now providing ongoing shelter assistance, vouchers, clothing and personal items to provide relief for victims of the West Fire and facilitate recovery throughout the community.

About UnionBanCal Corporation & Union Bank, N.A.

Headquartered in San Francisco, UnionBanCal Corporation is a financial holding company with assets of $84 billion at June 30, 2010. 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 396 banking offices in California, Oregon, Washington and Texas as well as two international offices, on June 30, 2010. 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 www.unionbank.com for more information.

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