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MUFG Union Bank Appoints Annemieke van der Werff Chief Human Resources Officer for the Americas

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MUFG Union Bank, N.A., today announced that longtime banking industry human resources executive Annemieke van der Werff has been named Chief Human Resources Officer for the Americas. She joined Union Bank in 2012 as Chief Human Resources Officer and served as Co-Chief Human Resources Officer for the Americas with Anthony S. Marino from July 2013 until her recent appointment as the single leader.

Annemieke van der Werff (Photo: Business Wire)

Annemieke van der Werff (Photo: Business Wire)

Van der Werff will oversee all aspects of human resources including: talent acquisition and staffing; total rewards; employee relations; HR systems; HR communications; and diversity and inclusion. In addition, she will oversee organizational development, focusing on talent management and leadership development, as well as performance and change management. Van der Werff will develop the people strategy in support of organizational objectives for nearly 14,000 employees in the Americas region, which includes the U.S., Latin America, Canada, and Mexico.

Based in San Francisco and New York, van der Werff will continue to report to MUFG Union Bank’s President and Chief Executive Officer Katsumi Hatao. She serves on The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi’s Global HR Council, where she advises on Global HR initiatives and programs. She also is a member of the bank’s Executive Committee for the Americas, the bank’s policy-making body.

“Annemieke has demonstrated leadership in areas such as diversity and inclusion, organizational performance, and change management across our company that will help us continue to grow our organization throughout the Americas,” said Hatao. “We are confident that Annemieke’s 30 years of global human resources expertise and depth of experience in the banking industry will help support our vision to become a top 10 banking institution.”

“I am delighted to have the opportunity to build a high-performance culture in support of MUFG America’s ambitious organizational objectives,” said van der Werff. “It is a privilege to serve a company that places a high value on employee engagement and recognizes its influence on achieving customer excellence.”

Prior to joining the company in 2012, van der Werff was head of Human Resources for Global Functions and the Global Retail Bank for London-based HSBC Holdings plc. In that role, she developed and implemented people strategies for more than 250,000 employees. She was also a member of its Global Human Resources Executive Committee.

Prior to HSBC, van der Werff spent 27 years with ABN AMRO, the Dutch global bank headquartered in Amsterdam. She advanced through of series of increasingly responsible positions in human resources around the world, ultimately serving as Corporate Executive Vice President and Head of Human Resources for ABN AMRO’s North America Division, which included LaSalle Bank, headquartered in Chicago.

Van der Werff obtained her BS in Human Resources and Labor Market Policies from the Amsterdam/Haarlem Business School and Post HBO/BS in Organizational Development and Change Management from the SIOO Institute in Utrecht, The Netherlands. She also completed the Certified Human Resources Executive Program at the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business.

Van der Werff serves on the Executive Committee of the Wharton Financial Services Group (University of Pennsylvania) and is on the Board of the Alonzo King LINES Ballet in San Francisco.

About MUFG Union Bank, N.A.

MUFG Union Bank, N.A., is a full-service bank with offices across the United States. We provide a wide spectrum of corporate, commercial, retail banking and wealth management solutions to meet the needs of customers. The bank also offers an extensive portfolio of value-added solutions for customers, including investment banking, personal trust, capital markets, global treasury management, transaction banking and other services. With assets of $108.8 billion (USD), as of June 30, 2014, the bank has strong capital reserves, credit ratings and capital ratios relative to peer banks. MUFG Union Bank is a proud member of the Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (NYSE:MTU) , one of the world’s largest financial organizations with total assets of approximately yen259 trillion (JPY) or $2.5 trillion (USD)1, as of June 30, 2014. MUFG Americas Holdings Corporation, the financial holding company and MUFG Union Bank, N.A. have corporate headquarters in New York City.

1 Exchange rate of USD=yen101.36 (J-GAAP) as of June 30, 2014

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