SMU alumni, parents and friends have a new way to show their school pride. Commerce Bank is offering a Visa Signature ® Rewards credit card to alumni and friends of Dallas-based Southern Methodist University (SMU). The card offers high reward point values and unlimited earnings, as well as no annual fee. Cardholders are able to redeem points for cash, gift cards, merchandise, or travel. Additional Signature rewards and benefits include 24/7 concierge service, exclusive perks, such as special offers on travel, sports, and entertainment, and the Visa Zero Liability coverage. “SMU fans and alumni will have the exciting opportunity to show their school spirit and loyalty while enjoying the benefits that come with a Visa Signature ® branded card,” said Carl Bradbury, Director of Consumer Card Products. “The SMU credit card is an example of Commerce Bank’s commitment to developing innovative and valuable products for our organizations and we look forward to future affinity opportunities.” Leslie L. Melson ’77, Chair of SMU’s Alumni Board, said, “Using this card whenever they shop, dine or travel is a great way for SMU alumni, parents and friends to show their Mustang pride as well as to earn some great rewards!” SMU has a current enrollment of more than 11,000 students and an alumni network of more than 100,000 graduates. The card will be available through the Commerce Bank website at www.commercebank.com/SMU as well as the SMU Alumni web page, www.smu.edu/alumni/benefits. The SMU Visa Signature card is accepted anywhere Visa cards are accepted. About Commerce Bank Commerce Bank, is a subsidiary of Commerce Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ: CBSH), a $21.9 billion regional bank holding company, as of June 30, 2013. For more than 140 years, Commerce Bank has been meeting the financial services needs of individuals and businesses. Commerce Bank provides a diversified line of financial services, including business and personal banking, wealth management, financial planning, and investments through its affiliated companies. Commerce Bank operates in more than 360 retail locations in the Central United States and has a nationwide presence in the commercial payments industry. Commerce Bancshares also has operating subsidiaries involved in mortgage banking, leasing, credit-related insurance, private equity and real estate activities.