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Commerce Bank earns high score for third time on Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index

ST. LOUIS – For the third consecutive year, Commerce Bank was recognized by the Human Rights Campaign’s (HRC) Corporate Equality Index (CEI) with a score of 90 out of 100. The CEI is the nation’s foremost benchmarking survey and report that measures company policies and practices related to LGBTQ+ workplace equality.

This year, HRC implemented a new and more robust CEI survey for employers nationwide. Over 1,300 companies actively participated in the survey this year. The four key pillars used for the current CEI ratings included nondiscrimination policies across business entities, equitable benefits for LGBTQ+ workers and their families, supporting an inclusive culture and corporate social responsibility.

“For well over two decades, businesses have played an important role in furthering LGBTQ+ equality by centering employee needs and voices when it comes to workplace inclusion.” said RaShawn “Shawnie” Hawkins, Human Rights Campaign Senior Director of Workplace Equality.

“Commerce Bank is intentional about building a culture that puts people first,” says Felecia Hogan, senior vice president and director of diversity, equity and inclusion. “We know when you’re valued and supported, you can be at your best. And when you’re at your best, you do your best work. Receiving a top CEI score affirms our efforts to make Commerce a place where LGBTQ+ team members can feel supported, be their authentic selves and have a sense of belonging.”

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About Commerce Bank

With $31.4 billion in assets1, Commerce Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ: CBSH) is a regional bank holding company offering a full line of banking services through its subsidiaries, including payment solutions, investment management and securities brokerage. One of its subsidiaries, Commerce Bank, leverages nearly 160 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

1As of September 30, 2023

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