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Forbes Names Commerce Bank One of the Best Midsize Employers in America for the Third Consecutive Year

Forbes 2019 America's Best Mid-Size EmployersSt. Louis, MO – Forbes recently published their 2019 America’s Best Midsize Employers List, ranking Commerce Bank in the top one-third among a selection of 500 employers across the country. This marks the third consecutive year Commerce has been named to the list. The list was developed based on comprehensive survey findings compiled by research firm Statista.

Commerce took the 13th highest ranking among the other banking and financial services companies on the list and ranked seventh among employers headquartered in Missouri. In speaking to this recognition, John Kemper, president and chief executive officer, said, “The key to Commerce’s long-term success is the culture our team creates every day. Being honored with this award for a third consecutive year is a testament to the strong culture we have at Commerce. Our team of associates come to work every day to help our customers focus on what matters most to them. Above all, we are proud of our team members who continually make Commerce a great place to work.”

Commerce believes team members who have high levels of engagement and enablement are effective in the workplace – they feel supported in doing their job, are committed to the organization and are motivated to deliver quality work. Because both are equally important, Commerce measures team member engagement and enablement every year through a confidential survey to ensure our workplace environment is meeting our team members’ expectations. Sara Foster, executive vice president, talent and corporate administration, states, “We believe our people are our greatest asset and we are thrilled to be recognized by Forbes as one of the country’s best employers for the third year in a row. Our talented, highly engaged team allows us to remain a leading employer in the financial services industry year after year.”

America’s Best Employers are chosen based on an independent survey of more than 50,000 U.S. employees working for companies with at least 1,000 people in their U.S. operations. Employees are surveyed anonymously through several online panels, not through their employers. By doing so, employees can openly state their opinion. The evaluation was based on responses to two criteria – would employees recommend their own employers to friends and family and how do employees perceive other employers in their industry. The respondents also gave their opinions on a series of 35 statements surrounding work-related topics on working conditions, salary, potential for development and company image regarding their current employer. The complete list of America’s Best Midsize Employers can be found here:

In the industry for more than 150 years, Commerce offers a super-community banking experience that pairs large bank products and services with local market knowledge and a high-touch customer experience. The company’s focus on local markets is supported by regional advisory boards comprised of local business professionals and community representatives who assist Commerce in responding to local banking needs. Commerce team members are also encouraged to serve an active role in their communities. Blood drives, community festivals, runs/walks and food drives are but a few of the activities in which our people are actively engaged. In addition to community efforts, team members are encouraged to participate in Junior Achievement and Money Smart Week, opportunities that focus on financial education and equipping youth with important financial acumen.

About Commerce Bank
With $25.0 billion in assets1, Commerce Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ: CBSH) is a registered bank holding company offering a full line of banking services, including payment solutions, investment management and securities brokerage. Commerce Bank, a subsidiary of Commerce Bancshares, Inc., leverages more than 150 years of proven strength and experience to help individuals and businesses solve financial challenges. In addition to offering payment solutions across the U.S., the Company currently operates banking facilities in nine key markets including St. Louis, Kansas City, Springfield, Central Missouri, Central Illinois, Wichita, Tulsa, Oklahoma City and Denver. Commerce Bank also maintains commercial offices in Dallas, Houston, Cincinnati, Nashville, Des Moines, Indianapolis, and Grand Rapids. Commerce delivers high-touch service and sophisticated financial solutions at regional branches, commercial offices, ATMs, online, mobile and through a 24/7 customer service line. Learn more at

1. As of March 31, 2019
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