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Comerica Reports Imperial Bancorp Fourth Quarter 2000 Earnings

DETROIT, Feb. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Comerica Incorporated (NYSE: CMA) today
announced that Imperial Bancorp's net income in 2000 was $41 million, compared
to $87 million in 1999. Comerica completed the acquisition of Imperial
Bancorp on January 29, 2001. The $1.3 billion transaction will be accounted
for as a pooling of interests.

Imperial incurred a $22 million loss in the fourth quarter of 2000,
compared to net income of $38 million in the fourth quarter of 1999. The loss
in the fourth quarter of 2000 was primarily due to an increase in the
provision for credit losses. This increase is in line with Comerica's

Imperial's net interest income was $91 million in the fourth quarter of
2000, an increase of $18 million, or 25 percent, from $73 million in the
fourth quarter of 1999. This increase was primarily due to 13 percent growth
in average earning assets as well as a net interest margin of 5.76 percent.

Imperial's noninterest income in the fourth quarter of 2000 was $19
million, down from $75 million in the fourth quarter of 1999. The decrease in
noninterest income was due to a $44 million gain associated with the initial
public offering of Official Payments Corporation (Nasdaq: OPAY) in 1999 and a
significant decline in warrant and equity investment gains. Imperial realized
only $324 thousand in warrant and equity investment gains in the fourth
quarter 2000, compared to $11 million in the same period a year ago. For the
year, warrant and equity investment gains totalled $43 million in 2000 and $23
million in 1999. The Emerging Growth segment continued to grow its warrant
portfolio in the current quarter, ending the year with 779 positions in 552
companies, up substantially from 413 positions in 300 companies at year-end
1999. At December 31, 2000, Imperial's unrealized gain in Emerging Growth
investments and warrants was $3 million.

Imperial's noninterest expenses totaled $82 million in the fourth quarter
of 2000, up 13 percent from $73 million in the fourth quarter of 1999, and
include a one-time $4.5 million accrual for unpaid vacation.

Net charge-offs were $76 million in the fourth quarter 2000. The
allowance for credit losses was $70 million, or 1.70 percent of total loans
and 103 percent of total nonperforming assets at December 31, 2000.
Nonperforming assets totaled $68 million at December 31, 2000 and were in line
with Comerica's expectations.

A conference call reviewing Imperial's fourth quarter 2000 financial
results will be held at 8:30 a.m. today, February 9, 2001. Interested parties
may access the conference call by calling 706-679-5261 (event ID No. 221355).
The call is also accessible on the Internet at . A replay of
the conference call will be available approximately two hours following the
call through February 16, 2001. The conference call replay can be accessed by
calling 800-642-1687 or 706-645-9291 (event ID No. 221355). The replay can
also be accessed via Comerica's investor relations home page at .

This release contains certain forward-looking statements that are based on
the beliefs and assumptions from information currently known to Comerica's
management. Forward-looking statements may include descriptions of plans or
objectives of Comerica's management for future operations, products or
services, and forecasts of the Company's revenues, earnings or other measures
of economic performance including statements of profitability of business
segments and subsidiaries, estimates of credit quality trends and current
integration plans.

Such statements reflect the view of Comerica's management, as of the date
of this release, with respect to future events and are subject to risks and
uncertainties, such as changes in Comerica's plans, objectives, expectations
and intentions and do not purport to speak as of any other date. Should one
or more of these risks materialize or should underlying assumptions prove
incorrect, the Company's actual results could differ materially from those in
this release. Factors that could cause or contribute to such differences are
changes in interest rates, changes in the industries in which Comerica has a
concentration of loans, changes in the level of fee revenues, the impact of
Internet banking, the entry of new competitors into the banking industry as a
result of the enactment of the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act of 1999, changes in
general economic conditions and related credit conditions, continuing
consolidations in the banking industry, difficulties in integrating Imperial
Bancorp or retaining key personnel and other factors discussed in Comerica's
filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date they are made.
Comerica does not undertake to update forward-looking statements to reflect
circumstances or events that occur after the date the forward-looking
statements are made.

Comerica Incorporated is a multi-state financial services provider
headquartered in Detroit, with bank subsidiaries in Michigan, California and
Texas, banking operations in Florida, and businesses in several other states.
Comerica has an investment services affiliate, Munder Capital Management, and
operates banking subsidiaries in Canada and Mexico. Comerica reported total
assets of $42 billion at December 31, 2000. With its completion of the
acquisition of Imperial Bancorp, assets now total $50 billion.


Imperial Bancorp and Subsidiaries

Three Months Ended
December 31, September 30, December 31,
2000 2000 1999
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Return on average assets (1.26)% 1.41% 2.46%
Return on average common equity (16.84) 18.17 34.63
Net interest margin 5.76 5.93 5.16
Efficiency ratio 72.64 58.57 50.19
Average common equity as a
percentage of average assets 7.46 7.78 7.10
Core capital ratio (December 2000
estimated) 9.31 10.14 10.61
Total capital ratio (December
2000 estimated) 12.03 13.09 13.72
Leverage ratio (December
2000 estimated) 8.43 9.02 9.20

Nonperforming loans as a percentage of
total loans 1.64% 1.49% 0.82%
Nonperforming assets as a
percentage of total loans and
other real estate 1.66 1.51 0.84
Allowance for credit losses as a
percentage of total
nonperforming assets 103 144 235
Net loans charged off as a
percentage of average total
loans 6.61 0.88 0.85