Commerce Bancshares, Inc. Declares Dividend

  Commerce Bancshares, Inc. Declares Dividend

Business Wire

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- February 8, 2013

Commerce Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ: CBSH) announced today that its Board of
Directors declared a quarterly dividend of $0.225 per share on the company's
common stock, which compares to the regular prior dividend of $0.219 as
adjusted for the 5 percent stock dividend that was paid on December 17, 2012.
This represents an increase in the quarterly dividend per share of 2.7% and
marks the 45^th consecutive year that the company has increased its regular
cash dividend per share. The dividend is payable on March 25, 2013 to
stockholders of record at the close of business on March 6, 2013.

About Commerce Bancshares, Inc.

Commerce Bank, is a subsidiary of Commerce Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ: CBSH), a
$22.2 billion regional bank holding company. For more than 145 years, Commerce
Bank has been meeting the financial services needs of individuals and
businesses. Commerce Bank provides a diversified line of financial services,
including business and personal banking, wealth management, financial
planning, and investments through its affiliated companies. Commerce Bank
operates in more than 360 retail locations in the Central United States and
has a nationwide presence in the commercial payments industry. Commerce
Bancshares also has operating subsidiaries involved in mortgage banking,
leasing, credit-related insurance, private equity and real estate activities.


Commerce Bancshares, Inc.
Jeffrey D. Aberdeen, 816-234-2081,
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