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): January 24, 2005
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 7.01 Regulation FD Disclosure|
|Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits|
|INDEX TO EXHIBITS|
The information in this Current Report on Form 8-K, including the exhibit, is furnished pursuant to Item 7.01 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 7.01 Regulation FD Disclosure
As of January 24, 2005, the Company has prepared presentation materials which provide information on some of the major activities and initiatives occurring at the Company. These materials also provide additional information about the Companys past financial performance with some information regarding the Companys expectations for results of its net interest margin and other operating areas. These presentation materials are attached as Exhibit 99.1 to this report. They are presented for illustration purposes only and are not official publicly filed documents. No representation is made that the information presented is accurate or complete and the material is not to be used for investment purposes. The material is available on the Companys web site at www.commercebank.com under the section titled Investor Relations.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits
This exhibit is furnished pursuant to Item 7.01 hereof and should not be deemed to be filed under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.
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: January 24, 2005