Comerica Bank Sets Second World Record in Three Years, Earns Guinness World Records® Achievement at Shred Day DFW 2014

 Comerica Bank Sets Second World Record in Three Years, Earns Guinness World
                  Records® Achievement at Shred Day DFW 2014

Previous Record for "Most Paper Collected in 24 Hour Period" Exceeded by 63

PR Newswire

DALLAS, April 28, 2014

DALLAS, April 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Comerica Bank, information management
services firm Iron Mountain Incorporated and KDFW FOX 4 set another world
record this weekend, earning a Guinness World Records® honor for "Most Paper
Collected in a 24-Hour Period" at Shred Day DFW, a free community shredding
event held at Comerica Bank's Mockingbird Service Center in Dallas on
Saturday, April 26. The event, designed to raise awareness of identity theft
protection and sustainability, resulted in the collection of 401,925 pounds of
paper in a single day, which surpassed the previous record by more than 63
tons. All 401,925 pounds of paper collected at the event was securely
destroyed by Iron Mountain and is being turned into pulp to make recycled
paper goods and products. 

Representatives from Comerica Bank and Iron Mountain pose for a group shot
upon hearing news of earning a Guinness World Record(R) achievement for "The
Most Paper Collected in a 24-Hour Period" at the fourth annual Shred Day DFW
in Dallas, Texas on Saturday, April 26, 2014. A total of 401,925 pounds of
paper was collected and recycled, which surpassed the previous world record by
more than 63 tons.

"Each year at Shred Day DFW, we serve more and more North Texans by shredding
their sensitive paper documents for free, increase the positive impact to the
local environment and help collect more food and donations for the North Texas
Food Bank, our non-profit beneficiary," said J. Patrick Faubion, Texas Market
President for Comerica Bank. "Setting two world records within three years is
a testament to the need and desire of North Texans to protect themselves from
identity theft and to keep their sensitive documents out of local landfills.
As the largest bank headquartered in Texas, we're proud to have hosted not
only the largest single community shredding effort in Texas, but in the

An official adjudicator from Guinness World Records attended the event to
observe the attempt, certify the results and present Comerica Bank, Iron
Mountain and KDFW FOX 4 with the Guinness World Records certificate.

"Our customers know the important role secure shredding plays in protecting
sensitive information, like social security numbers," said Ed Foley, Vice
President and Territory General Manager for Iron Mountain. "Additionally, our
customers are increasingly using secure shredding to help bolster their
environmental sustainability goals through the recycling of their shredded
paper. Those two benefits, security and sustainability, are available to
consumers as well, and we're proud to be able to educate the community while
taking part in such a cool record-breaking event."

In 2012, at the second annual Shred Day DFW event, Comerica Bank, Iron
Mountain and KDFW FOX 4 earned their first Guinness World Records honor for
collecting 111,920 pounds of paper documents. In September 2013, CBS Atlanta
(WGCL-TV) and Recall claimed the world record honor for collecting 275,750
pounds of paper in a 24-hour period.

About Comerica
Comerica Incorporated (NYSE: CMA) is a financial services company
headquartered in Dallas, Texas, and strategically aligned by three business
segments: The Business Bank, The Retail Bank, and Wealth Management. Comerica
focuses on relationships, and helping people and businesses be successful. In
addition to Texas, Comerica Bank locations can be found in Arizona,
California, Florida and Michigan, with select businesses operating in several
other states, as well as in Canada and Mexico. Comerica reported total assets
of $65.7 billion at March 31, 2014. To find us on Facebook, please visit

Follow Comerica on Twitter at @ComericaCares and follow Comerica Chief
Economist Robert Dye on Twitter at @Comerica_Econ

About Iron Mountain Incorporated
Iron Mountain Incorporated (NYSE: IRM) is a leading provider of storage and
information management services. The company's real estate network of over 67
million square feet across more than 1,000 facilities in 36 countries allows
it to serve customers around the world. And its solutions for records
management, data management, document management, and secure shredding help
organizations to lower storage costs, comply with regulations, recover from
disaster, and better use their information. Founded in 1951, Iron Mountain
stores and protects billions of information assets, including business
documents, backup tapes, electronic files and medical data. Visit for more information.

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SOURCE Comerica Bank; Iron Mountain

Contact: Comerica Bank, Kyle Tarrance, 214.462.6669,;
or Iron Mountain, Christian T. Potts, 617.535.8721,
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