Jeffrey Knowles Named Head of BTMU–Union Bank Syndications for the Americas

  Jeffrey Knowles Named Head of BTMU–Union Bank Syndications for the Americas

Business Wire

NEW YORK -- December 12, 2012

Bank of Tokyo–Mitsubishi UFJ (BTMU) Headquarters for the Americas and Union
Bank are pleased to announce the hiring of Jeffrey Knowles as head of
syndicated loan markets for the Americas. Jeff will report to both Koji Asada,
head of the investment banking division for the Americas, BTMU, and Bradley
Shairson, executive vice president of global capital markets at Union Bank.

Jeff Knowles (Photo: Business Wire)

Jeff Knowles (Photo: Business Wire)

Knowles will function as the single leader for a combined loan syndications
group for the Americas. He will be responsible for the group’s revenue and
market status in the Americas, and for promoting organizational integration
toward the creation of a single platform.

“Jeff joins us with a solid track record of achievement and the experience to
manage our unified efforts,” said Asada and Shairson. “Under his guidance, we
will integrate existing functions and pursue market best practices while
coordinating among BTMU, Union Bank, and our Tokyo Head Office to maintain
consistency with our global business strategy.”

Previously, Knowles was Managing Director of Debt Capital Markets and head of
Global Loan Syndications at Natixis Capital Markets.

Prior to that, he was Managing Director of Global Fixed Income Credit Markets
at Citigroup Global Markets Limited in both London and New York. He also held
executive positions in loan syndications and in leveraged capital at
Citigroup. Earlier experience includes positions with Chase Manhattan Bank.

Knowles holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics and International Business from
the University of California, Berkeley, where he was a member of the Honors
Society in Economics, and an MBA with a concentration in Finance from the
University of Southern California.

About The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd.

The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd. (BTMU) is Japan’s premier bank, with a
global network spanning more than 40 countries. BTMU offers an extensive scope
of commercial and investment banking products and services to businesses,
governments, and individuals worldwide. In the Americas, BTMU has offices
throughout the United States and in Canada, Mexico, and Central and South
America serving mainly corporate clients. BTMU’s parent, Mitsubishi UFJ
Financial Group, Inc. (MUFG), is one of the world’s leading financial groups,
with total assets of more than JPY 222 trillion (approximately US$2.8
trillion) as of June 30, 2012. MUFG’s services include commercial banking,
trust banking, securities, credit cards, consumer finance, asset management,
and leasing. The Group’s operating companies include BTMU, Mitsubishi UFJ
Trust and Banking Corporation (Japan’s leading trust bank), and Mitsubishi UFJ
Securities Holdings Co., Ltd., one of Japan’s largest securities firms. MUFG’s
shares trade on the Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya, and New York (NYSE: MTU) stock

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 for more

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Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd.
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(212) 782-4124
Union Bank, N.A.
Joanne Curran
(213) 236-5017
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