SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): April 13, 2005
Commerce Bancshares, Inc.
|(State of Incorporation)||(Commission File Number)||(IRS Employer Identification No.)|
|Kansas City, MO||64106|
|(Address of principal executive offices)||(Zip Code)|
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The information in this Current Report on Form 8-K, including the exhibit, is furnished pursuant to Item 2.02 and shall not be deemed filed for the purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, or otherwise subject to the liabilities under that Section. Furthermore, the information in this Current Report on Form 8-K, including the exhibit, shall not be deemed to be incorporated by reference into the filings of Commerce Bancshares, Inc. under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended.
Item 2.02 Results of Operations and Financial Condition
A copy of the press release issued April 13, 2005 by Commerce Bancshares, Inc. announcing First Quarter 2005 earnings is furnished under Item 2.02 of this Current Report on Form 8-K as Exhibit 99.1.
All information included in this Current Report on Form 8-K is available on the Companys Internet site at http://www.commercebank.com.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
|COMMERCE BANCSHARES, INC.|
|By:||\s\ Jeffery D. Aberdeen|
|Jeffery D. Aberdeen|
|(Chief Accounting Officer)|
Date: April 13, 2005
INDEX TO EXHIBITS
|Press release dated April 13, 2005|