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 14, 2004
Commerce Bancshares, Inc.
|(State of Incorporation)||(Commission File Number)||(IRS Employer Identification No.)|
Kansas City, MO
|(Address of principal executive offices)||(Zip Code)|
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|Item 5.02 Departure of Directors or Principal Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Principal Officers|
Item 5.02 Departure of Directors or Principal Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Principal Officers
On October 14, 2004, Mr. L. W. Stolzer turned 70 years of age, the mandatory retirement age for directors of Commerce Bancshares, Inc. Pursuant to the By-Laws of Commerce Bancshares, Inc., Mr. Stolzer was deemed to have submitted his resignation as a director of the Company on that date.
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|
|Controller (Chief Accounting Officer)|
Date: October 15, 2004