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Comerica Bank's 2014 National Days of Service Raises Expectations of What a Bank Can Be

Employees Give Back to Communities Where They Live and Work

DALLAS, Sept. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Comerica Bank today announced its 2014 National Days of Service will be underway for several weeks beginning Friday, Sept. 5, culminating in a series of volunteer events on Saturday, Sept. 27. The multi-week community service focus in Comerica's markets of Texas, Arizona, California, Florida and Michigan helps shine a spotlight on the importance of employee volunteerism.

Patricia McCann, vice president and civic affairs manager for Comerica, coordinates the bank's volunteer program, including its National Days of Service effort.

"One of the best ways to make a positive difference in the communities where we live and work is to give back," said Patricia McCann, vice president and civic affairs manager for Comerica, who coordinates the bank's volunteer program. "By devoting their personal time and talents to worthwhile community activities, our colleagues are raising the expectations of what a bank can be. That is, we do more than make loans and take deposits. We are trusted advisors, and have an unwavering commitment to the communities we serve."

Nearly 50 separate days of service projects are contemplated over the next several weeks, according to McCann. "Our colleagues will fan out across the markets we operate in to serve on clean-up crews, and help out at food banks, soup kitchens and resale stores, among other activities," McCann said.

The 2014 National Days of Service effort will help the bank get closer to its goal of 72,000 volunteer hours for the year.  The estimated value of those 72,000 hours is $1.62 million, according to the U.S. Department of Labor and Statistics.

Comerica Bank is a subsidiary of Comerica Incorporated (NYSE: CMA), 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 Incorporated reported total assets of $65.3 billion at June 30, 2014.

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Kathleen Pitton (MI)

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Note to Texas Editors -

Comerica Bank's volunteer efforts in Texas during its 2014 National Days of Service include the following (all times Central Time Zone):

Sept. 6 – North Texas Food Bank, Dallas (1-3 pm)
Sept. 13 – Kids Against Hunger, Houston (10am - 1pm)
Sept. 13 – North Texas Food Bank, Dallas (1-3 pm)
Sept. 20 – Houston Food Bank (8:30am - Noon)
Sept. 20 – Minnie's Food Pantry, Plano (8:30-11:30am)
Sept. 20Genesis Women's Shelter Benefit Store, Dallas
Sept. 21 – 2014 Alan Ross Texas Freedom Parade, Dallas
Sept 27 – Goodwill Store, Dallas (9:30-11:30am)
Sept. 27 – Tarrant County Food Bank, Fort Worth (9am - Noon)
Sept. 27 – Frisco Family Resale Store, Frisco (10am - Noon)
Sept. 27 – San Antonio Food Bank (9am - Noon)

Note to Arizona Editors -

Comerica Bank's volunteer efforts in Arizona during its 2014 National Days of Service include the following (all times Mountain Time Zone):

Sept. 25 – St. Mary's Food Bank, Phoenix, (1-4 pm)

Note to California Editors -

Comerica Bank's volunteer efforts in California during its 2014 National Days of Service include the following (all times Pacific Time Zone):

Sept. 17 – Community Food Bank, Fresno (6am - 1pm)
Sept. 20 – Feed the Homeless, Long Beach (9:30am1pm)
Sept. 23 – Food Bank of Contra Costa
Sept. 24 – Alameda County Food Bank
Sept. 25 – Sacramento Food Bank (9am - Noon)
Sept. 27 – AIDS Walk, San Diego (8-11am)
Sept. 27 – Feeding America, San Diego (1-3 pm)
Sept. 27 – LA Regional Food Bank, Los Angeles (8am - Noon)
Sept. 27 – Monterey Food Bank (9am - Noon)
Sept. 27 – Sacred Heart Community Services, San Jose (9am - Noon)
Oct. 2 – San Francisco Food Bank (4-6pm)

Note to Florida Editors -

Comerica Bank's volunteer efforts in Florida during its 2014 National Days of Service include the following (all times Eastern Time Zone):

Sept. 22-26 – Boca Helping Hands, Boca Raton (11am - 1 pm)
Sept. 27 – Broward Partnership for the Homeless, Ft. Lauderdale (11am - 1 pm)
Sept. 27 – Ft. Lauderdale High School, Ft. Lauderdale (9am - 3pm)

Note to Michigan Editors -

Comerica Bank's volunteer efforts in Michigan during its 2014 National Days of Service include the following (all times Eastern Time Zone):

Sept. 5McLaughlin Grows Urban Farm, Muskegon (8am - 4pm)
Sept. 5 – Catholic Charities, Muskegon (8am - 4pm)
Sept. 17 – Polish the Jewel Luncheon, Detroit (9:30am - 2pm)
Sept. 21 – Crossroads Soup Kitchen, Detroit (8am - Noon; 11:30am - 3:30 pm)
Sept. 23 – Gleaners Community Food Bank, Pontiac (9-11:30 am)
Sept. 23 – Greening of Detroit Lafayette Gardens, Detroit (11am - 1pm)
Sept. 24 – Keep It Clean, Auburn Hills (11am - 1pm)
Sept. 25 – Greening of Detroit Lafayette Gardens, Detroit (11am - 1pm)
Sept. 25 – Smoke Detector Collection, Detroit (5-7pm)
Sept. 26 – Habitat for Humanity Build, Grand Rapids
Sept. 26 – Capuchin Soup Kitchen, Detroit (8-10am)
Sept. 26 – South Lyon PumpkinFest, South Lyon (9am - 11pm)
Sept. 27 – The Parade Company, Detroit (9am - Noon)
Sept. 27 – Forgotten Harvest, Oak Park (9am - Noon)
Sept. 27 – Gleaner's Garden, Plymouth Township (9am - Noon)
Sept. 27 – Potter Park Zoo Clean Up & Halloween Decorating, Lansing (10am - 1pm)
Sept. 27 – Salvation Army Bed & Bread Kitchen, Detroit (9am - 1pm)
Sept. 27 – Salvation Army Bed & Bread Truck, Detroit (11am - 3pm)
Sept. 27Ronald McDonald House, Detroit (4-7pm)
Sept. 27 – Smoke Detector Collection, Detroit (5-7pm)
Sept. 27 – South Lyon PumpkinFest, South Lyon (9am - 11pm)
Sept. 27 – American Cancer Society Cattle Baron's Ball, Detroit (9am - 1pm; 4-11pm)
Sept. 28 – South Lyon PumpkinFest, South Lyon (9am - 11 pm)

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