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

Forbes 2021 Best Banks in AmericaSt. Louis, MO – February 25, 2021 – Commerce Bank has been recognized on Forbes’ America’s Best Banks 2021 list—one of the most respected lists in the industry—for the twelfth consecutive year.

Forbes’ list ranks the 100 largest publicly traded banks and thrifts based on their growth, credit quality and profitability. 2021 marks the 12th year that Forbes has measured the financial condition of the nation's largest banks, and Commerce has consistently ranked among the highest performing institutions for all twelve years.

“We are proud to be named among Forbes’ best banks in America, particularly on the heels of an unprecedented year which created a challenging operating environment for banks,” said John W. Kemper, President and Chief Executive Officer, Commerce Bancshares, Inc. “Despite the uncertain backdrop, Commerce has managed to thrive, providing support and advice for our customers, team members and communities when it matters most. This recognition is a testament to our commitment to excellence, the strength and dedication of our team and the deep relationships we share with our customers.”

This recognition is the latest in a series of awards for Commerce. Commerce has been included on a number of other Forbes lists such as World’s Best Banks, 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’ 2021 ranking of the 100 largest banks in America, visit

About Commerce Bank

With $32.9 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 December 31, 2020