Financial Reports, Appointments, and Corporate Announcements of Financial Companies - Research Report on Goldman Sachs, Zions,

  Financial Reports, Appointments, and Corporate Announcements of Financial
  Companies - Research Report on Goldman Sachs, Zions, BancorpSouth, Bank of
                       Hawaii, and Commerce Bancshares

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NEW YORK, July 26, 2013

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Today, Analysts' Corner announced new research reports highlighting The
Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (NYSE: GS), Zions Bancorp. (NASDAQ: ZION),
BancorpSouth, Inc. (NYSE: BXS), Bank of Hawaii Corporation (NYSE: BOH), and
Commerce Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ: CBSH). Today's readers may access these
reports free of charge - including full price targets, industry analysis and
analyst ratings - via the links below.

The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. Research Report

On July 17, 2013, The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (Goldman Sachs) announced that
it has sold its majority equity interest in REDI- the technology provider for
the leading REDIPlus Execution Management System (EMS), to an association of
investors that include BofA Merrill Lynch, Barclays, BNP Paribas, Citadel and
Lightyear Capital. Darren Cohen, Global Co-Head of Principal Strategic
Investments at Goldman Sachs, said, "We are pleased to assemble an impressive
consortium of market-leading participants to support the further growth of the
REDI business and expand its reach to more clients, geographies and asset
classes." According to the Company, post this sale REDI will become an
independent financial technology company and the consortium of its investors
will empower its business by providing expanded broker network, broad
cross-asset capabilities, expansive global coverage and industry-leading
customer service. The Full Research Report on The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. -
including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is
available to download free of charge at:
[http://www.analystscorner.com/r/full_research_report/6777_GS]

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Zions Bancorp. Research Report

On July 22, 2013, Zions Bancorp. (Zions) released its Q2 2013 financial
results. Net earnings attributable to common shareholders stood at $55.4
million or $0.30 per diluted common share compared to $88.3 million or $0.48
per diluted share in Q1 2013 and of $55.2 million or $0.30 per diluted share
in Q2 2012. According to Zion, net earnings for Q2 2013 includes after-tax
debt extinguishment cost of $24.9 million associated with redemption of trust
preferred securities and a tender offer for an expensive senior debt. Harris
H. Simmons, Chairman and CEO, said, "We are pleased with the continued growth
in loans this quarter, and with the progress that we made toward replacing
expensive capital and financing issued during the recent crisis with
significantly lower cost instruments. We look forward to continued progress on
both fronts in the third quarter." The Full Research Report on Zions Bancorp -
including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is
available to download free of charge at:
[http://www.analystscorner.com/r/full_research_report/c6d3_ZION]

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BancorpSouth, Inc. Research Report

On July 22, 2013, BancorpSouth, Inc. (BancorpSouth) announced its Q2 2013 and
H1 2013 financial results. For Q2 2013, the Company's net income increased to
approximately $20.8 million or $0.22 per diluted share, compared to
approximately $20.6 million or $0.22 per diluted share. For H1 2013,
BancorpSouth reported net income of approximately $41.6million or $0.44 per
diluted share, compared to $43.5 million or $0.47 per diluted share. Dan
Rollins, CEO stated, "We are (also) pleased to report quarter-over-quarter
loan growth for the first time in over three years." The Full Research Report
on BancorpSouth, Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and
price targets - is available to download free of charge at:
[http://www.analystscorner.com/r/full_research_report/9752_BXS]

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Bank of Hawaii Corporation Research Report

On July 22, 2013, Bank of Hawaii Corporation (Bank of Hawaii) released its Q2
2013 financial results. Net income stood at $37.8 million or earnings of $0.85
per diluted share compared to $40.8 million or $0.90 per diluted share in Q2
2012. Peter Ho, Chairman, President and CEO of the Company, said, "Overall
loan balances grew 3% from the same quarter last year as strong commercial,
indirect automobile and certain other consumer loan growth was partially
offset by refinance sensitive loan categories namely residential mortgage and
home equity loans." He added, "Asset quality continued its trend of
improvement in the quarter with lower levels of non-performing assets and a
lower ratio of net charge offs to loans. Expenses remained controlled. The
recent trend in higher interest rates should positively impact our operating
earnings over time through improved net interest margin." The Full Research
Report on Bank of Hawaii Corporation - including full detailed breakdown,
analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge
at: [http://www.analystscorner.com/r/full_research_report/2ccc_BOH]

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Commerce Bancshares, Inc. Research Report

On July 22, 2013, Commerce Bank, a subsidiary of Commerce Bancshares, Inc.,
announced that Darren Lemkau has been appointed as President and CEO of the
Bank's Colorado Region, to manage local day-to-day operations and
administration of Commerce Bank in the region. Jin Lewien, Chairman, Commerce
Bank, Colorado Region, said, "I'm confident that Darren will help us continue
the solid growth and momentum that we have achieved in Colorado, and that he
will take us to new heights. Commerce Bank has grown 170% in Colorado during
the past six years since Missouri-based Commerce Bank acquired Aurora-based
Commerce Bank. Earnings in Colorado have grown 150% during that same period,
in spite of a very deep recession that began in late 2008." The Full Research
Report on Commerce Bancshares, Inc. - including full detailed breakdown,
analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge
at: [http://www.analystscorner.com/r/full_research_report/d8f9_CBSH]

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