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Union Bank, N.A., Live on Broadridge's International Proxy Processing Services to Manage Its International Proxy Business

LAKE SUCCESS, New York -- December 15, 2009 -- Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc. today announced that Union Bank, N.A., has commenced live operations on Broadridge's Global Proxy processing solution across its Institutional Trust & Custody Services group.

Union Bank, already a user of Broadridge's domestic proxy processing services in the US, is now using Broadridge's Global Proxy outsourcing solution for international proxy management. Union Bank's institutional custody clients can now receive and vote proxy notifications for international securities through Broadridge's web-based ProxyEdge® service. The service includes a fully-automated, multi-language electronic solution supporting straight-through processing from account collection and agenda distribution through vote processing, covering 62 markets initially.

Through Broadridge, Union Bank's clients now benefit from streamlined processing through online receipt of ballots, record keeping, and compliance reporting. Optional email alerts are available for new and amended meetings, or for un-voted meetings approaching voting deadlines. Users benefit from a display of market specific information (e.g. account level Power of Attorney status, blocking markets and split/partial voting indicators including access to an online Market Information Guide). In addition, the ProxyEdge solution also has the ability to re-direct ballots to, and receive votes from, any vote agent Union Bank's clients may choose to outsource to.

A further optional feature is the ability to fully integrate and display vote recommendations and research. Users have a choice of vote recommendation services from a range of providers.

“We are very pleased to be working with Broadridge -- our implementation project has been a great success, coming in on-time and within budget,” said Union Bank Senior Vice President Marianne Bamonte, Business Manager, Institutional Trust & Custody Services. “The service enables us to operate more efficiently while offering our institutional clients a more comprehensive range of services, including independent vote recommendations,” she added.

“Broadridge is delighted and proud to welcome Union Bank as a new client for our global service. As investors continue to extend their global portfolios we are strategically positioned to satisfy governance requirements,” said James O'Regan, General Manager, Investor Communication Solutions, International, Broadridge.

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About Broadridge

Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc. (NYSE:BR) is the leading provider of investor communications and technology-driven solutions for broker-dealers, banks, mutual funds and other corporations. Broadridge’s investor and customer communications, securities processing and managed services solutions help clients reduce their capital investments in operations infrastructure, allowing them to increase their focus on core business activities. With over 50 years of experience, Broadridge's infrastructure underpins proxy voting services for over 90% of public companies and mutual funds in North America and processes on average $5 trillion in equity and fixed income trades per day. Broadridge employs approximately 10,000 associates in 14 countries.

For more information about Broadridge, please visit www.broadridge.com.

About UnionBanCal Corporation & Union Bank, N.A.

Headquartered in San Francisco, UnionBanCal Corporation is a financial holding company with assets of $78.2 billion at September 30, 2009. Its primary subsidiary, Union Bank, N.A., is a full-service commercial bank providing an array of financial services to individuals, small businesses, middle-market companies, and major corporations. The bank has 337 banking offices in California, Oregon, Washington and Texas and two international offices. UnionBanCal Corporation is a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd., which is a subsidiary of Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Inc.Union Bank is a proud member of the Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG) (NYSE: MTU), one of the world's largest financial organizations. Visit www.unionbank.com for more information. 

Media Contacts:

Richard Anderson

The Torrenzano Group

212-681-1700, ext. 115

randerson@torrenzano.com

 

Mike West

Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc.

+44 (0)20 7551 3000

mike.west@broadridge.com

 

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