Comerica Incorporated Appoints Kelly Gage, Director of Investor Relations; Darlene Persons will retire on April 1

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DALLAS, August 29, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Comerica Incorporated (NYSE: CMA) today announced that Kelly Gag, The National Director of Commercial Banking Sales and Strategy will be appointed Senior Vice President, Director of Investor Relations, effective September 1, 2022. Gage will succeed Darlene PeopleSenior Vice President, Director of Investor Relations, who plans to retire on April 1, 2023. Gage will report to Jim HerzogExecutive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.

“Kelly’s leadership, in-depth knowledge of Comerica and its business, and unwavering commitment make her the perfect fit for this role,” Herzog said. “We thank Darlene for her hard work and dedication, and for the strong relationships she has nurtured throughout her 36 years with Comerica.”

In her new role, Gage is responsible for clearly articulating Comerica’s value proposition. This includes meeting the information needs of investors and analysts regarding the business model, long-term strategy, financial performance and corporate governance.

Gage began his banking career at Comerica in 2004 as a credit analyst and later served as a middle market relationship manager. Gage has made significant contributions to many important projects that have shaped the future of Commercial Banking. These projects led to the creation of her position as National Director of Sales and Strategy for Commercial Banking.

American Banker recently recognized Gage for her leadership and success at Comerica, naming her one of its Most Powerful Women in Banking 2021: Next. This honor recognizes the achievements of women 40 and under from across the banking industry.

Gage holds a bachelor’s degree in finance and Spanish from the Notre Dame University in South Elbow, Indiana.

Persons served Comerica’s investor community for 16 years as an Investor Relations Officer. She began her tenure at Comerica in 1986 as a credit analyst and later moved to the international department, taking on increasing levels of responsibility, eventually managing its Canada group. In 2006, she was appointed Director of Investor Relations. The lasting impact of people on Comerica includes helping to establish the company’s Office of Sustainability in 2008 and leading the North Texas Women’s Forum.

Comerica Incorporated (NYSE: CMA) is a financial services company headquartered in Dallas, TX, and strategically aligned with three business segments: commercial banking, retail banking and wealth management. Comerica focuses on relationships and helping people and businesses succeed. In addition to TexasComerica Bank branches are located in Arizona, California, Florida and Michiganwith selected companies operating in several other states, as well as in Canada and Mexico. Comerica reported total assets of $86.9 billion of the June 30, 2022.

SOURCE Comerica Incorporated

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