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Fred M’endez Joins MUFG as National Community Outreach Officer

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MUFG today announced that Horacio Federico “Fred” M’endez has joined MUFG Union Bank, N.A., as managing director and national community outreach officer for the Corporate Social Responsibility for the Americas (CSRA) Group. M’endez will be responsible for implementing the bank’s community outreach strategy and managing a team of outreach officers who will bring awareness to the bank’s services and contributions in providing economic, social, and cultural sustainability in the communities the bank serves. Based in San Francisco, he will report to Managing Director and Head of Corporate Social Responsibility for the Americas Julius Robinson.

“Fred has a profound understanding of the community and public welfare as it relates to the finance and banking industry,” said Robinson. “His experience and passion for the overall welfare of communities will be vital as he leads MUFG in its continuing mission to be among the most respected corporate citizens today. He will be instrumental in connecting the talents, leadership, and financial expertise of MUFG employees with volunteer opportunities in the diverse and multi-cultural communities we serve.”

M’endez has more than 20 years of corporate social responsibility experience. Prior to joining MUFG, he served as chief sustainability officer at Rabobank, where he developed a division that focused on Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) compliance, outreach, philanthropy, social finance, and the sustainability of the agricultural industry. He also served as the director of Community Development at SVB Financial Group, senior fellow at the Aspen Institute, and senior community investment specialist at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco where he was instrumental in creating and supporting local and national economic development initiatives as well as the revision of the Community Reinvestment Act.

An active member of the community, M’endez has served in a variety of leadership roles including chairman of the California Bankers Collaborative, a community-development-focused collaboration of the largest banks serving California and as a board member of the California Association for Local Economic Development, the Crocker Art Museum, and Generating Renewable Ideas for Development (GRID) Alternatives, a nonprofit with a mission to make renewable energy technology and training available to underserved communities. He currently serves on the board of Valley Vision, an economic development research and advisory organization focused on Northern California.

M’endez holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Economics from Santa Clara University and from San Jose State University, respectively.

The CSRA group is responsible for the bank’s 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, as well as 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.

In 2014, MUFG’s community investments in the Americas consisted of $15.3 million, which included grants, contributions, and sponsorships, to help finance the efforts of nonprofit organizations within the bank’s geography; and more than 79,000 employee volunteer service hours to the community in diverse areas such as financial education, community development, the environment, and health and human services.

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 $113.7 billion (USD), as of December 31, 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 yen279 trillion (JPY) or $2.3 trillion 1 (USD), as of December 31, 2014. MUFG Americas Holdings Corporation, the financial holding company and MUFG Union Bank, N.A. have corporate headquarters in New York City.

1Exchange rate of USD=yen119.78 (J-GAAP) as of December 31, 2014

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