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Forbes Names Commerce Bank One of America's Best Banks for Eleventh Consecutive Year

imageSt. Louis, MO – February 14, 2020 – Following a year marked by healthy economic growth and solid profitability for the banking industry, Commerce Bank ranks in the top quartile on Forbes’ America’s Best Banks 2020 list—one of the most respected lists in the industry.

Forbes’ list ranks the 100 largest publicly traded banks and thrifts based on their growth, credit quality and profitability. This is the 11th year the list has been published, and Commerce Bank has consistently ranked among the highest-performing institutions for all eleven years.

“We are honored to once again be recognized by Forbes as one of the best banks in the country,” said John W. Kemper, President and Chief Executive Officer, Commerce Bancshares, Inc. “This recognition is a reflection of our unwavering commitment to excellence, our dedicated team and our highly-valued customers whom we have the privilege of serving every day. The strength of our franchise is underpinned by a 154-year culture that enables our continued success.”

This recognition is the latest in a series of Forbes awards for Commerce. In 2019, Commerce was recognized by Forbes as not only one of America’s Best Banks, but also the World’s Best Banks, the World’s Best Employers, America’s Best Mid-Size Employers, Missouri’s Best Employers and one of America’s Best Employers for Women. To see the full article and Forbes’ ranking of the 100 largest banks in America, visit

About Commerce Bancshares, Inc.

With $26.1 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 full-service banking facilities in nine 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 December 31, 2019