MUFG Union Bank Earns 100 Percent Score on Human Rights Campaign’s 2016 Corporate Equality Index

Bank named a “Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality” company for third
consecutive year

Union Bank
, announced today that it has earned a perfect score of
100 percent on the Human Rights Campaign’s (HRC) 2016 Corporate Equality
Index (CEI). This is the third consecutive year that MUFG Union Bank has
participated and received a perfect score in HRC’s rating system, which
serves as the national benchmarking tool for corporate policies and
practices related to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT)
employees. MUFG Union Bank is also recognized as a “Best Places to Work
for LGBT Equality” by HRC.

“We’re proud of our superior standards on inclusion and diversity, and
gratified that the Human Rights Campaign Foundation recognizes them with
this honor,” said MUFG Union Bank U.S. Chief Executive Officer, Steve
Cummings. “Our LGBTA colleagues and communities are vital to our mission
to serve clients and customers from all walks of life. The more we
reflect and embrace this nation’s great strength of diversity, the more
we thrive.”

The bank’s commitment to inclusion and diversity is illustrated in
numerous programs, products and services, including community
; an
inclusive and highly engaged workforce in which more than half of its
employees are women and people of color; a similarly diverse
of directors
of more than 60 percent women and people of color; and
a strong commitment to community
development finance
, diverse
business lending
and supplier

“We are very proud to have received a perfect score of 100 percent for
the third consecutive year and a ‘Best Places to Work’ recognition on
the Human Rights Campaign Foundation 2016 Corporate Equality Index,”
said MUFG Union Bank Chief Human Resources Officer for the Americas,
Annemieke van der Werff. “Inclusion is one of the bank’s values, and we
live that value every day by listening to every voice and respecting
every contribution. This recognition validates the success of our
efforts to collaborate across cultures, backgrounds and experiences.”

Another example of MUFG Union Bank’s commitment to the LGBT community
and its employees is Pride Alliance, one of the bank’s employee resource
groups. Pride Alliance reinforces the bank’s commitment to valuing and
leveraging inclusion and diversity in order to build a premier workforce
and strengthen business. It also encourages relationship building and
support of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and ally communities.
For example, the bank participates in various LGBT Pride celebrations,
and supports a number of LGBT community and non-profit organizations,
including a long-standing partnership with the Financial Services
Industry Exchange (FSIX).

“Inclusion is the lens through which we strive to make all hiring
decisions and develop all human capital strategies,” said van der Werff.
“It fuels our diverse talent base, starting with our leaders and
building momentum throughout our workforce. It’s also evident in our
dedicated support of Pride Alliance and other Employee Resource Groups,
which enable us to respond effectively to diverse customers and
communities, including the LGBT community.”

The 2016 CEI rated 1,024 businesses in the report, which evaluates
LGBT-related policies and practices including non-discrimination
workplace protections, domestic partner benefits, transgender-inclusive
health care benefits, competency programs, and public engagement with
the LGBT community. MUFG Union Bank’s efforts in satisfying all of the
CEI’s criteria results in a 100 percent ranking and the designation as a
Best Place to Work for LGBT Equality.

For more information on the 2016 Corporate Equality Index, or to
download a free copy of the report, visit

About MUFG Union Bank, N.A.
MUFG Union Bank, N.A., is a
full-service bank with offices across the United States. We provide a
wide spectrum of corporate, commercial and retail banking and wealth
management solutions to meet the needs of customers. We also offer an
extensive portfolio of value-added solutions for customers, including
investment banking, personal and corporate trust, global custody,
transaction banking, capital markets, and other services. With assets of
$114.3 billion, as of September 30, 2015, MUFG Union Bank has strong
capital reserves, credit ratings and capital ratios relative to peer
banks. MUFG Union Bank is a proud member of the Mitsubishi UFJ Financial
Group (NYSE: MTU), one of the world’s largest financial organizations
with total assets of approximately ¥289.2 trillion (JPY) or $2.4
trillion (USD)¹, as of September 30, 2015. The corporate headquarters
(principal executive office) for MUFG Americas Holdings Corporation,
which is the financial holding company and MUFG Union Bank, is in New
York City. The main banking office of MUFG Union Bank is in San
Francisco, California.

1 Exchange rate of 1 USD=¥119.96 as of September 30, 2015

About The Human Rights Campaign
The Human Rights Campaign is
America’s largest civil rights organization working to achieve lesbian,
gay, bisexual and transgender equality. By inspiring and engaging all
Americans, HRC strives to end discrimination against LGBT citizens and
realize a nation that achieves fundamental fairness and equality for all.


MUFG Union Bank, N.A.
Tanya Peebles-Hill, +1-213-236-5329
Bellamy Jones, +1-213-305-2609