SOURCE: Town Hall Los Angeles

TOWN HALL Los Angeles

October 01, 2009 15:02 ET

Union Bank President and CEO, Masaaki Tanaka, Addresses TOWN HALL LA

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - October 1, 2009) - Shedding light on the current economy from a banking perspective, Masaaki Tanaka, President and Chief Executive Officer, UnionBanCal Corporation and Union Bank, NA, will deliver the address "Weathering the Financial Storm" to TOWN HALL Los Angeles on Thursday, October 15, 2009, at the Omni Los Angeles Hotel in downtown Los Angeles.

Tanaka was named CEO of UnionBanCal Corporation in 2007 and also serves as the managing executive officer of the Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd. (BTMU). Prior to his appointment at Union Bank, Tanaka served as an executive officer of BTMU in Tokyo and as BTMU's general manager, Corporate Planning Division.

UnionBanCal Corporation is a financial holding company with assets of $74 billion and is the 16th largest commercial bank holding company in the US based on assets. Union Bank is California's 5th largest bank by deposits and has 335 banking offices in California, Oregon, and Washington and two international offices.

In 2005, Union Bank renewed its 10-year Community Reinvestment Act commitment to California and increased the percentage of assets returned to the communities. To date, the bank has funneled $14.5 billion into community investments. In 2009, Tanaka accepted the Distinguished Achievement Award on behalf of Union Bank from B'nai B'rith International, in which he and the bank were recognized for a commitment to diversity and providing affordable housing opportunities in underserved neighborhoods.

Throughout its history, TOWN HALL has hosted numerous leaders in the world of finance, including Christopher Cox, Chairman, US Securities and Exchange Commission; Russell Goldsmith, Chairman, and CEO, City National Bank; and Janet Yellen, President and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco.

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When:          Thursday, October 15, 2009
               12:00 PM Luncheon; 12:30 PM Program

Where:         Omni Los Angeles Hotel
               251 South Olive Street
               Los Angeles, CA  90012

Tickets $58, call 213.628.8141 or http://www.townhall-la.org/programs/register/1287

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