Comerica Inc was incorporated under the laws of the State of Delaware in 1973. The Company is a financial services company which operates in three business segments: the Business Bank, the Retail Bank, and Wealth Management. The Business Bank is mainly comprised of the several businesses which include middle market, commercial real estate, national dealer services, international finance, leasing, financial services, and technology and life sciences. This business segment meets the needs of medium-size businesses, multinational corporations and governmental entities by offering various products and services, including commercial loans and lines of credit, deposits, cash management, capital market products, international trade finance, letters of credit, foreign exchange management services and loan syndication services. The Retail Bank includes small business banking and personal financial services, consisting of consumer lending, consumer deposit gathering and mortgage loan origination. In addition to financial services provided to small business customers, this business segment offers consumer products, including deposit accounts, installment loans, credit cards, student loans, home equity lines of credit and residential mortgage loans. Wealth Management offers products and services consisting of fiduciary services, private banking, retirement services, investment management and advisory services, investment banking and brokerage services. This business segment also offers the sale of annuity products, as well as life, disability and long-term care insurance products. It operates in three primary geographic markets Texas, California, and Michigan, as well as in Arizona and Florida, with select businesses operating in several other states, and in Canada and Mexico. The Company's banking subsidiaries compete mainly with banks based in its main areas of operations in the United States for loans, deposits and trust accounts. The Company is subject to supervision and regulation at the federal level by the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System.
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