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Smith Named Hays Market President

Shane SmithHays, KS – Commerce Bank announced today that Shane Smith has been named president of the Hays market. In this role, Smith will be responsible for the overall administration of Commerce Bank’s Hays region overseeing banking operations and continuing business development and relationship management related to Commerce’s full line of banking, borrowing and treasury management solutions for commercial clients.

“Shane has proven himself an outstanding banker and leader. He has extensive banking experience and deep knowledge of the Hays community,” said Monte Cook, President and CEO of the Kansas market. “Shane will provide strategic direction as we continue to serve our Hays customers. With his strong relationships and proven leadership skills, we will continue to deliver the highest level of quality banking services to our customers and community.”

Smith began his career with Commerce Bank in August of 2008 as a business banking relationship manager and was promoted to business banking team leader in 2014. He earned a bachelor’s degree in finance from Fort Hays State University in 2001. Smith is active in the community, including serving as a board director and past-chairperson for the Hays Chamber of Commerce. He and his wife live in Hays with their two children.

About Commerce Bank

With $26.8 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., Commerce Bank currently operates full-service banking facilities across the Midwest including the St. Louis and Kansas City metropolitan areas, Springfield, Central Missouri, Central Illinois, Wichita, Tulsa, Oklahoma City, and Denver. It 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, 2020
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