DALLAS, June 17, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- In observance of Juneteenth, Comerica Bank announced it will close its offices, call center and banking centers across its footprint at 2 p.m. local time on Friday, June 19.
Juneteenth commemorates June 19, 1865, when Union soldiers arrived in Galveston, Texas, to inform enslaved Black Americans of their freedom. The coastal area of Texas was the last to hear that the Civil War had ended, and that President Abraham Lincoln had signed the Emancipation Proclamation two years earlier.
"We understand that we can and should do more to eliminate racial injustices," said Curt Farmer, Chairman and CEO, Comerica Incorporated and Comerica Bank. "Now is a time to pause and listen as we observe the 155th anniversary of Juneteenth, honoring this significant moment in history and forge a path forward to establish equality and inclusion in our communities. Through dialogue and reflection, we can gain an understanding of how we can do our part in making a difference."
Comerica encourages customers needing to access a banking center on June 19 to plan their transaction earlier in the day. Comerica customers may still bank anytime with Comerica Web and Mobile Banking, as well as utilize banking center ATMs.
Comerica Incorporated (NYSE: CMA) is a financial services company headquartered in Dallas, Texas, and strategically aligned by three business segments: The Commercial 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 $76.3 billion at March 31, 2020, and celebrated its 170th anniversary in August 2019.