Dana Edwards and Meera Rao Join Union Bank’s IT Division

  Dana Edwards and Meera Rao Join Union Bank’s IT Division

Business Wire

LOS ANGELES -- November 07, 2012

Union Bank, N.A. today announced that Dana Edwards has joined the bank as
executive vice president and Chief Technology Officer and Meera Rao has joined
the bank as senior vice president, Chief Enterprise Architect. Edwards is
responsible for leading the Information Technology Group, which supports more
than 10,000 employees and manages all aspects of technology for retail
banking, commercial banking and corporate services, while Rao is responsible
for four areas of information technology architecture including: business
architecture, data architecture, application architecture and technical
architecture.

Both are based in Los Angeles and will report to Senior Executive Vice
President and Chief Information and Operations Officer John Itokazu.

“Our IT operations will be greatly enhanced by the addition of these two
natural leaders,” said Itokazu. “We look forward to Dana’s stewardship of
Union Bank’s information technology, and as we continue to grow the bank,
Meera’s wealth of industry experience and strategic vision will be a great
asset.”

Prior to joining Union Bank, Edwards served as senior vice president,
technology executive for Bank of America and as vice president, managing
director at Wachovia. In addition to Technology leadership roles, Edwards was
instrumental in driving Diversity programs for those companies. He has held
similar positions at Internet technology companies, environmental chemistry
companies, and academic institutions.

He graduated from the College of Charleston, Charleston, South Carolina with a
Bachelor of Science degree in computer science and chemistry and earned his
M.B.A. from the McColl School of Business, Queens University.

Prior to joining Union Bank, Rao worked for Bank of America for 10 years,
where she was senior vice president, architecture executive. Previously, Rao
delivered solutions for the financial services industry while working for
Oracle and IBM. She earned her master’s degree in computer science from the
University of North Carolina, Charlotte and an M.B.A. from Kellogg School of
Management, Northwestern University.

About UnionBanCal Corporation & Union Bank, N.A.

Headquartered in San Francisco, UnionBanCal Corporation is a financial holding
company with assets of $88.2 billion at September 30, 2012. 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 402 branches in
California, Washington, Oregon, Texas, Illinois, and New York as well as two
international offices, on September 30, 2012. 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.

Contact:

Union Bank, N.A.
Veronica Castro, 213-236-7985
veronica.castro@unionbank.com
 
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