SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE
SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): October 13, 2004
|(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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|Item 2.02 Results of Operations and Financial Condition|
|INDEX TO EXHIBITS|
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 October 13, 2004 by Commerce Bancshares, Inc. announcing Third Quarter 2004 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.|
/s/ Jeffery D. Aberdeen
Jeffery D. Aberdeen
(Chief Accounting Officer)
Date: October 13, 2004