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Comerica Promotes Bob Van Nortwick, Adds Late-Stage Business Development To His Responsibilities

Van Nortwick, Adds Late-Stage Business Development To His Responsibilities";

KIRKLAND, Wash./March 20, 2002-- Comerica (NYSE:CMA), a leading financial services company, announced today that Bob Van Nortwick has been promoted to vice presidentegional marketing manager in the Pacific Northwest Technology and Life Sciences Division. His responsibilities include managing the business development and marketing efforts to late-stage technology companies within Washington and Oregon as well as continuing to manage his current loan portfolio and expand the division’s networking relationships.

"Bob has had great success generating new customer relationships, and as we expand our focus to the late-stage technology industry, it seemed appropriate to provide him with full responsibility for the business development efforts within that sector," said James Ellison, senior vice president and managing director of the Technology and Life Sciences Division’s Pacific Northwest Region. "We are fortunate that Comerica has the resources to meet the financial needs of technology companies at every stage of their life-cycle, and this is one of the messages that Bob will be getting out to prospective customers in both the greater Seattle and Portland areas."

Van Nortwick, a Washington native, has 13 years of banking experience. After graduating from Oregon State University, he began his career at Bank of America, where he held a variety of management positions during his 10-year tenure. In 1998, Van Nortwick graduated with honors from Pacific Coast Banking School in Seattle, and the following year, he joined the Emerging Growth Division of Imperial Bank (which was acquired by Comerica in 2001) as a loan officer.

About Comerica’s Technology and Life Sciences Division
Comerica’s Technology and Life Sciences Division is one of the nation’s leading technology banking practices, offering a wide range of financial services tailored to corporate customers, entrepreneurs and professionals. Veteran bankers provide credit and financial services and products to young, growing, professionally backed technology and life sciences companies, as well as their more mature counterparts in the computer products, Internet services, telecommunications, life sciences and e-commerce industries. From 19 offices located across the U.S., Comerica’s Technology and Life Sciences Division serves all major technology centers. Comerica is the 17th largest banking company in the nation, with $51 billion in assets.

Media Contacts:
Adrienne Moch
Pacifico (for Comerica’s Technology and Life Sciences Division)
(408) 293-8600 x319
Keith Turner
Comerica Bank-California
(408) 556-5111