Manufacturers Bank Welcomes J. Alexander “Sander” Pruijs as President

Manufacturers Bank is pleased to welcome J. Alexander “Sander” Pruijs as President, reporting to Mr. Kazuhisa Miyagawa, Chairman and CEO. Mr. Pruijs will be a member of the Manufacturers Bank Management Committee.

As a global banking executive and a proven business leader with an extensive track record of achievements across North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific and South America, Mr. Pruijs has a strong background in compliance, governance, risk management, and business growth. Prior to joining Manufacturers Bank, Mr. Pruijs served as the Head of Global Rural and Retail Clients of Rabobank Group focusing on food and agricultural clients in more than 40 countries.

“Manufacturers Bank has been a solid bank serving the small business and middle-market markets, and a stellar member of the community for almost 60 years, and there is a tremendous growth opportunity,” says Pruijs. As a member of Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, Manufacturers Bank enjoys the support of one of the of the largest global banks for business development, expansion, and transformation. Mr. Miyagawa notes, “Sander is an accomplished banker and people’s leader, and we look forward to his leadership along with the executive team to transform and grow the bank and continue to meet the needs of our clients.”

About Manufacturers Bank

Headquartered in Los Angeles, California, Manufacturers Bank is a subsidiary of SMBC Americas Holdings, Inc., a bank holding company wholly owned by Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation. For nearly 60 years, Manufacturers Bank has been the right-sized bank for middle market and corporate businesses providing sophisticated solutions and the expertise of a larger institution with the personal “high touch” services of a community bank.

Our clients have direct access to experienced bankers and decision makers including our executive team. We have a complete portfolio of services and expertise in Commercial and Small Business Lending, Quick Service Restaurants, Specialty Banking, Fiduciary, Trust and Estates, International Services and Cash Management Services.

Manufacturers Bank is headquartered in Los Angeles and operates from branch offices in Beverly Hills, Brea, Downtown Los Angeles, Encino, Glendale, Newport Beach, San Jose, Torrance and Warner Center.

Member FDIC

Equal Opportunity Lender

Equal Housing Lender

SBA Preferred National Lender

For additional information please contact: Dean Bui, SVP, Marketing & Product Development Manager, 213-489-6286 or Megan Glover, EVP Head of Human Resources, 213-797-5341.


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