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Comerica Names Robert A. Dye, Ph.D. Senior Vice President and Chief Economist

Monday, July 18, 2011

Comerica Names Robert A. Dye, Ph.D. Senior Vice President and Chief Economist07:30 EDT Monday, July 18, 2011DALLAS, July 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Comerica Incorporated (NYSE: CMA) today announced that Robert A. Dye, Ph.D. has been named Senior Vice President and Chief Economist. He will report to Elizabeth S. Acton, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.(Photo: will lead Comerica's Economics Department, providing research and analysis vital to Comerica as well as business leaders and policy makers throughout the country.You can follow Dye on Twitter at @Comerica_Econ, where he will post regular updates and links to new publications, commentary and analysis, in addition to other thoughts on matters affecting local, state, regional and national economies.Dye succeeds Dana Johnson, Comerica's chief economist since 2005, who has recently retired.  Dye, who joins Comerica today, most recently served as senior vice president and senior economist for The PNC Financial Services Group. He directed PNC's U.S. macroeconomic model, and was responsible for contributing to PNC's analysis and forecasts of key economic and financial trends regionally, nationwide and globally.Dye joined PNC in 2007 from Realpoint, a division of Capmark Investments, where he served as vice president and economist. In that role, he provided analysis of economic events and major indicators, and their implications on commercial real estate markets. His previous experience also includes service as a senior economist at Moody's and Wharton Econometrics, and as an adjunct lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania, University of Pittsburgh and Temple University. He began his professional career as a petroleum engineer at Texaco and then as a research resident at the Department of Energy.He is a member of the National Association of Business Economics and is a past president of the Economic Club of Pittsburgh.Dye is a graduate of Marietta College, where he earned a bachelor's degree in Petroleum Engineering.  He holds a master's degree in Natural Resources from Ball State University and a doctorate in Energy Management and Policy from the University of Pennsylvania.Comerica Incorporated is a financial services company headquartered in Dallas, Texas, and strategically aligned by three business segments: The Business Bank, The Retail Bank, and Wealth & Institutional Management. Comerica focuses on relationships, and helping people and businesses be successful. In addition to Texas, Comerica Bank locations can be found in Arizona, California, Florida and Michigan, with select businesses operating in several other states, as well as in Canada and Mexico. Comerica reported total assets of $55.0 billion at March 31, 2011. To receive e-mail alerts of breaking Comerica news, go to Comerica IncorporatedFor further information: Media, Wayne Mielke, +1-214-462-4463, or Kyle Tarrance, +1-214-462-6669, or Investors, Darlene Persons, +1-214-462-6831, Tracy Fralick, +1-214-462-6834, all of Comerica Incorporated