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MUFG Union Bank Names Julius Robinson Head of Corporate Social Responsibility for the Americas

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MUFG Union Bank, N.A. today announced that Managing Director Julius Robinson has been named Head of Corporate Social Responsibility for the Americas. Robinson reports to Tim Wennes, West Coast President and Head of Retail Banking and Wealth Markets.

Julius Robinson (Photo: Business Wire)

Julius Robinson (Photo: Business Wire)

Based in San Francisco, Robinson has managed Union Bank’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activities on the West Coast. In this expanded role, he assumes responsibility for company-wide CSR strategy and programs in the United States, Latin America and Canada, including charitable giving, community outreach, environmental stewardship, Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) compliance and investment, and supplier diversity. Robinson also oversees the bank’s government relations activities and the MUFG Union Bank Foundation, the nonprofit entity that acts as the agent for the bank’s charitable contributions.

“Our commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility is a core value that helps guide our daily business practices and long-term strategic decisions,” said Wennes. “Our broad-based CSR programs foster socio-cultural equity and diversity, promote financial prosperity for present and future generations, and conserve our natural resources, resulting in measurable positive impacts in the diverse communities we serve.”

In 2013, Union Bank CSR community investments included $7.7 billion in loans and activities recognized by the Community Reinvestment Act; $13 million in philanthropic donations through the Union Bank Foundation; 78,000 employee volunteer service hours, and the equivalent of $2.9 million in employee pro bono service on nonprofit leadership boards.

“These ongoing investments continue to differentiate our bank as a highly responsible and trusted financial institution,” said Wennes, “and our strong reputation is an important cornerstone in building the long-term relationships that fuel our growth. We are very proud of our accomplishments and look forward to this opportunity to expand our vision and programs, forging new partnerships that will continue to bring about the positive changes that help build strong, healthy communities.”

Robinson has more than 37 years of banking industry experience. He joined Union Bank in 1986 and has held a variety of increasingly responsible roles. He is well known and respected for his community involvement. Earlier this year, Robinson received congressional recognition for his work in the field of corporate social responsibility and his dedication to the Filipino-American community. He is chairman of Operation HOPE’s Northwest Board of Directors and the Alliant International University Board of Trustees. He is also on the boards of Students Rising Above, the Museum of African Diaspora (MoAD), Bay Area Black United Fund, and the Oakland Education Fund. Robinson recently received the Humanitarian of the Year Award from Educating Young Minds; the Corporate Philanthropy Achievement Award from the San Francisco Housing Development Corporation; and the Community Leadership Award from the California Journal for Filipino Americans.

Robinson holds a bachelor’s degree in international relations and economics from the United States International University, and completed the post-graduate program with Pacific Coast Banking School at the University of Washington, Seattle. In addition, he holds a Certificate of Practice in Corporate Community Involvement from Boston College Carroll School of Management.

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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