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IDG’s Computerworld Selects Comerica to Annual List of Best Places to Work in Technology

DETROIT/May 8, 2002 - Comerica Incorporated (NYSE: CMA) announced today that it was selected as one of the best places to work in information technology (IT) by IDG’s Computerworld, the newspaper for IT leaders. The distinction comes as part of the weekly newspaper’s annual Best Places to Work in IT survey, which was published in the May 6th issue and online.

The Best Places to Work list is an annual ranking of the best work environments in the U.S. for IT workers. In 2002, the feature was expanded for the first time to include a unique view of companies from across the world. To compile the lists, Computerworld measured companies in several categories including diversity, training, career development, benefits, hot projects, retention and other criteria prospective IT employees find most compelling.

"This is the first time we have appeared among the top 10 on this prestigious list and we couldn’t be more thrilled," said Diane Thom, vice president and senior Human Resources consultant for Comerica. "It is a reflection of our increased focus on training and career development."

"Delivering excellent IT services to our business clients depends largely on our ability to attract and retain the best IT workers in the industry," said Donald Parker, senior vice president and officer-in-charge of Information Services for Comerica. "Making Comerica a ‘great place to work’ for great people has been a strategy of our management team for several years. This recognition from Computerworld is one indicator that our strategy is working."

"This year 's Best Places to Work rankings give us a compelling window into the work environments that technology people value most -- across industries and, for the first time, across cultures," said Maryfran Johnson, editor in chief of Computerworld. "In our research worldwide, we found that the best employers create IT workplaces with a commitment to career growth, skills development and work/life balance."

To view the complete worldwide list of the Best Places to Work in IT or the complete U.S.-based rankings, visit

About Computerworld
Based in Framingham, Mass., Computerworld, Inc. is a complete information services company for the IT Leader community, providing print and online publications, books, conferences and research services. The company’s flagship weekly newspaper for IT Leaders has been recognized numerous times by Folio: Magazine and the Computer Press Association as the best computer newspaper. With a circulation of 202,000, Computerworld has a total audience of 1,539,000, according to IntelliQuest CIM v.8.0. News and resources for the IT Leader community are available at

Computerworld is a business unit of IDG, the world’s leading technology media, research and event company. IDG publishes more than 300 magazines and newspapers and offers online users the largest network of technology-specific sites around the world through, which comprises more than 330 targeted Web sites in 80 countries. IDG is also a leading producer of 168 computer-related events worldwide, and IDG’s research company, IDC, provides global market intelligence and advice through 51 offices in 43 countries. Company information is available at

About Comerica
Comerica Incorporated (NYSE: CMA) is a financial services company focused on business banking and asset gathering. Through its more than 500 customer-service locations, including branch, lending and investment offices, Comerica helps businesses and people be successful. Comerica is ideally positioned to deliver high quality financial services in Michigan, California and Texas, as well as in Florida, 19 other states, Canada and Mexico. Comerica has an investment services affiliate, Munder Capital Management, ranked among the top 5 percent of money managers worldwide. Comerica reported total assets of $50 billion at March 31, 2002.

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