Union Bank Expands Consumer Lending Group with Three Key New Hires

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Mark Angel, Leigh Konopka, and Adam Liebross Join Consumer Lending Group’s Residential Wholesale Team

Each brings with them extensive broker relationships that will help Union Bank achieve its goal to be the premier mortgage and home equity lender in the West

Union Bank N.A. today announced that account manager Mark Angel, and account executives Leigh Konopka, and Adam Liebross have joined the residential wholesale team for the bank’s Consumer Lending group. Union Bank’s Consumer Lending group originates and services the bank’s loans to consumers, which includes residential mortgages.

Based in San Clemente, Angel is responsible for growing relationships and providing service and training to mortgage brokers. Konopka, also located in San Clemente, and Liebross, based in Los Angeles, are responsible for building and managing mortgage broker relationships. All three report to Vice President and Southern Regional Sales Manager Kristel Namimatsu. The creation of these new positions reflects the growth of the bank’s Consumer Lending group, according to Namimatsu.

“Mark, Leigh, and Adam are experienced mortgage professionals who will build broker relationships as Union Bank expands the wholesale channel of its Consumer Lending group,” said Namimatsu. “Each brings with them extensive broker relationships that will help Union Bank achieve its goal to be the premier mortgage and home equity lender in the West.”

Angel brings 11 years of experience to the position. Prior joining Union Bank, he served as an account executive for Direct Mortgage and Citibank Home Equity, where his primary role was building broker relationships. Prior to that, he was the vice president of national accounts at NETCO Title Insurance where he was responsible for developing title partnerships with brokers, bankers, and banks. Angel studied Business at Southern Illinois University and Financial Statements at the University of Illinois.

Konopka has 20 years of experience in the mortgage industry. She has served as an account executive in the wholesale department of Bay Equity, where she also managed a retail branch. Previously, Konopka served as a wholesale account executive at Home Savings and Washington Mutual where her primary responsibility was mortgage sales. Konopka graduated from California State University, Long Beach with a Bachelor of Science degree.

Liebross joins Union Bank from Bank of America where he served as an account executive with the wholesale consumer lending division. During his seven years there, he was responsible for cultivating and managing business relationships. Liebross attended the Goizueta Business School at Emory University in Atlanta where he received a BBA degree with an emphasis in Finance and Management.

About UnionBanCal Corporation & Union Bank, N.A.
Headquartered in San Francisco, UnionBanCal Corporation is a financial holding company with assets of $79.1 billion at December 31, 2010. 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 operated 401 banking offices in California, Washington, Oregon and Texas, as well as two international offices, on December 31, 2010. 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 http://www.unionbank.com for more information.

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