Union Bank, American Heart Association Announce that CPR Survivor and Actress/Recording Artist Ilisa Juried to Appear on Rose Parade® Float Keep the Beat Alive

The float celebrates a new law that requires CPR training of most
California high school students; amazing float rider stories tell how
CPR saves lives

and the American
Heart Association
(AHA) Western States Affiliate announced today
that Ilisa Juried will appear on their float Keep the Beat Alive
in the 2017 Rose Parade® presented by Honda on
Jan. 2. The singer/songwriter/actress will take center stage and appear
in the float’s heart-shaped DJ booth surrounded by CPR survivors and
teens who saved lives with CPR. The float’s mission is to encourage
everyone, especially youth, to learn CPR.

Juried was saved by CPR administered by three bystanders when she was 18
years old and her heart stopped in a New York subway station after she
joined in a dance with a group of hip hop street performers. A nurse
vacationing from Michigan, another nurse and a man ran to Ilisa’s side
and started CPR. When paramedics arrived 30 minutes later, they used an
automated external defibrillator, or AED, to shock Ilisa’s heart back
into a normal rhythm.

“CPR is the only thing that kept me alive and saved me from major brain
damage,” Ilisa said. “You can truly save someone’s life by learning the
simple technique of hands-only CPR. Everyone should learn CPR and that’s
why I’m so honored to be on the Union Bank-American Heart Association Keep
the Beat Alive
float. We will reach millions with the lifesaving
message of CPR.”

Inspired by the message of the Keep the Beat Alive float, Juried
co-wrote and recorded an original song, “Live Your Life,” that will be
played on the float during the parade. As the float rolls down the
parade route, the song will play along with several other popular tunes
with 100 beats per minute. A CPR dance team comprised of 28 students
from Los Angeles’ Crenshaw High School and Abraham Lincoln High School
will walk alongside the float and engage the audience with a
CPR-inspired dance choreographed by Juried.

The Keep the Beat Alive float features a musical theme with a
55-foot long floral piano keyboard and four eight-foot tall floral
drums. The musical elements represent the beat of the heart and the
correct compression rate for CPR administration – a rhythm of 100 beats
per minute.

Follow the Keep the Beat Alive float on Facebook
and Twitter
using #CPRSavesLives.

About the American Heart Association

The American Heart Association is devoted to saving people from heart
disease and stroke – the two leading causes of death in the world. We
team with millions of volunteers to fund innovative research, fight for
stronger public health policies, and provide lifesaving tools and
information to prevent and treat these diseases. The association is the
nation’s oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting
heart disease and stroke. To learn more or to get involved, call
1-800-AHA-USA1, visit heart.org
or call any of our offices around the country.

About the Pasadena Tournament of Roses®

The Tournament of Roses is a volunteer organization that annually hosts
America’s New Year Celebration® with the Rose Parade® presented
by Honda, the Rose Bowl Game® presented by Northwestern
Mutual and a variety of accompanying events. 935 volunteer members of
the association will drive the success of 128th Rose Parade themed “Echoes
of Success,”
on Monday, January 2, 2017, followed by the 103rd Rose
Bowl Game. For more information, visit www.tournamentofroses.com.
Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter, Instagram and YouTube and
visit our blog at blog.tournamentofroses.com.

About MUFG Union Bank, N.A.

MUFG Union Bank, N.A., is a full-service bank with offices across the
United States. We provide a wide spectrum of corporate, commercial and
retail banking and wealth management solutions to meet the needs of
customers. We also offer an extensive portfolio of value-added solutions
for customers, including investment banking, personal and corporate
trust, global custody, transaction banking, capital markets, and other
services. With assets of $116.9 billion, as of September 30, 2016, MUFG
Union Bank has strong capital reserves, credit ratings and capital
ratios relative to peer banks. MUFG Union Bank is a proud member of the
Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (NYSE: MTU), one of the world’s largest
financial organizations with total assets of approximately ¥293.7
trillion (JPY) or $2.9 trillion (USD)¹, as of September 30, 2016. The
corporate headquarters (principal executive office) for MUFG Americas
Holdings Corporation, which is the financial holding company and MUFG
Union Bank, is in New York City. The main banking office of MUFG Union
Bank is in San Francisco, California.

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Union Bank
Carolyn Janda, 949-735-4516
Ronstadt, 619-224-3186
Heart Association
Tamara White, 310-490-0650