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Comerica Bank and Iron Mountain to Host First Annual “Shred Day Houston”
Free Community Shredding Event to Help Consumers, Business Owners Securely Destroy Sensitive Paper Documents
Two Non-Perishable Food Item Donation Suggested to Support the Houston Food Bank

HOUSTON, TX – (March 13, 2013) – Comerica Bank and storage and information management services company Iron Mountain Incorporated today announced that they will team up to host the first annual Shred Day Houston, a free document shredding event, on Saturday, April 6, 2013, from 8am to 4pm. The free shredding event, to be held at Comerica Bank’s Mangum Banking Center (2201 Mangum Road, Houston, 77092), is offered as a public service to the Houston community and is designed to raise awareness of identity theft prevention and recycling. In addition, volunteers from the Houston Food Bank will be onsite to collect suggested donations of non-perishable food items.

The event is free and open to the public, and Iron Mountain will shred up to four boxes or bags of paper documents per vehicle. One hundred percent of the paper collected at Shred Day Houston will be turned into pulp and recycled after being securely destroyed.

“Comerica Bank is thrilled to join Iron Mountain to help Houstonians protect themselves from identity theft by securely destroying sensitive paper documents for free at Shred Day Houston,” said J. Downey Bridgwater, Comerica Bank’s Houston Market President. “Since all of the paper collected at Shred Day Houston will be recycled, we’ll be helping reduce pollution, preserve landfill space and save trees. Plus, we’ll be helping the Houston Food Bank serve our community by encouraging participants to bring much-needed food items. We encourage all Houstonians to do some financial spring cleaning and join us on April 6 for Shred Day Houston.”

This event marks the first community shredding event in the Houston market hosted by Comerica Bank and Iron Mountain. The two companies have hosted similar Shred Day events in Michigan, California and in Dallas, Texas. In 2012, Shred Day DFW earned a Guinness World Records® honor for the most paper collected and shredded in a 24 hour period.

To learn more about the event, and what types of documents should be shredded, please visit The official media partner of Shred Day Houston is KPRC Local 2.

About Comerica Bank
Comerica Incorporated (NYSE: CMA) is 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 reported total assets of $64.5 billion at December 31, 2012. To find us on Facebook, please visit
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About Iron Mountain Incorporated
Iron Mountain Incorporated (NYSE: IRM) is a leading provider of storage and information management services. The company’s real estate network of 64 million square feet across nearly 1,000 facilities in 32 countries allows it to serve customers around the world with speed and accuracy. And its solutions for records management, data backup and recovery, document management, and secure shredding help organizations to lower storage costs, comply with regulations, recover from disaster, and better use their information for business advantage. Founded in 1951, Iron Mountain stores and protects billions of information assets, including business documents, backup tapes, electronic files and medical data. Visit for more information.

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Kyle Tarrance
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