This year has been crazy to say the least. I actually first realized the tall guy in a pink hoodie was Tim Shwartz after combing through hours of footage I’ve accrued traveling from DAPL protests. Eventually, we met and a conversation led to us teaming up on filming a Chase bank exit.

What exactly is a bank exit? Well, thousands of people across the country have been closing their accounts with Wells Fargo, Bank of America, JPMorgan Chase, BNP Paribas, SunTrust, and U.S. Bancorp to name the biggest ones because they all fund private prisons and invest heavily in dirty energy like DAPL. By extending revolving credit to these companies, underwriting their bonds, and providing them with term loans, we are allowing the banks use their capital power to invest in policies of mass incarceration that has devastated families and communities largely of color and allow pipelines like DAPL to develop.

On May 5th 2017 on an unbearable rainy and cold Cinco De Mayo day, we met up with fellow activists from all over the country under the J-train at Broadway in Williamsburg facing the Chase Bank we would soon demonstrate.

The banks are enabling these companies to profit off the criminal justice system. If these companies didn’t have access to revolving credit, it would become much harder for them to finance their businesses so if you have a bank account with any of the aforementioned you can simply close your bank account and move to a credit union or you can contact Tim Shwartz and have him film your bank exit on his active Facebook page and show the world you will not be complicit in the corruption of big banks!

Another great resource is Defund DAPL, who state “Our financial system is outdated. At its heart lies a blind devotion to short-term profit at all costs. If we are to turn the tides on Climate Change and Social Inequality we must change our money system. We can start this transformation by moving all our money out of institutions funding projects like DAPL. This is the start of a movement, will you join us till every last dollar is in service of the People and the Planet?” On their site here, they explore other options for clean money.

Here are names of CEOs and other bank executives involved in these decisions—along with their phone numbers and email addresses. The first 17 banks (*) are directly funding projects like the Dakota Access pipeline.

Wells Fargo*

CEO Timothy J. Sloan m


Corporate Office:
Wells Fargo
420 Montgomery Street San Francisco, CA 94104

BNP Paribas*

CEO Jean-Laurent Bonnafe

Corporate Office:
3 rue d’Antin 75002 Paris, France 00-33-157-082-200

U.S. Office:
787 Seventh Avenue – The Equitable Tower
New York, NY 10019


CEO William H. Rodgers Jr. Corporate Office:
303 Peachtree Street NE Atlanta, GA 30308 800-786-8787

Chief Communications Officer: Sue Mallino

The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ*

Chairman Nobuyuki Hirano
CEO and President Takashi Oyamada

Corporate Office:
2-7-1, Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku Tokyo, Japan

U.S. Office:
1251 Avenue of the Americas New York, NY 10020-1104 212-782-4000

Mizuho Bank*

President and CEO Nobuhide Hayashi

Corporate Office:
Otemachi Tower
1-5-5, Otemachi, Chiyoda-ku Tokyo 100-8176, Japan 81-3-3214-1111

U.S. Office:
1251 Avenue of the Americas New York, NY 10020 212-282-3000

Citibank (CitiGroup)*

CEO Michael Corbat 212-793-1201

Corporate Office:
388 Greenwich Street
New York, NY 10013
Phone: 800-285-3000 and 212-793- 0710

Bank of Nova Scotia (Scotiabank)

CEO and President Brian J. Porter Corporate Office:
Scotia Plaza
44 King Street W

Toronto, Ontario Canada M5H 1H1 416-866-6161

U.S. Office:
250 Vesey Street, 23rd and 24th floors New York, NY 10281

TD Securities*

Chairman, CEO, and President Bob Dorrance

Corporate Office:
P.O. Box 1, TD Bank Tower 66 Wellington Street W Toronto, Ontario
M5K 1A2

Investment Banking: 416-307-8500 Equity Research: 416-307-9360 Trading Floor Enquiries: 416-944-6978

ING Bank*

CEO and Executive Board Chairman Ralph A.J.G Hamers

Wholesale Banking, Operations & IT, Sustainability, Corporate Governance: Carolien van der Giessen 31-20-576-63-86

Head of Media Relations: Raymond Vermuelen 31-20-576-63-69

Scotia Howard Weil (“Energy Investment Boutique”):
Energy Centre
1100 Poydras Street Suite 3500 New Orleans, LA 70163 504-582-2500 and 800-322-3005

U.S. Office:
31 West 52nd Street
New York, NY 10019-6101 212-827-7000

Corporate Office: Amsterdamse Poort Bijlmerplein 888 1102 MG Amsterdam The Netherlands 31-20-5639111 Mailing Address:

ING Bank N.V.
P.O. Box 1800
1000 BV Amsterdam The Netherlands

U.S. Office:
ING Financial Holdings LLC 1325 Avenue of the Americas New York, NY 10019 646-424-6000

Intesa SanPaolo*

CEO Carlo Messina

Corporate Office: Piazza San Carlo, 156 10121 Torino, Italy 39-011-555-1

Corporate Social Responsibility Unit: 39-02-8796-3435 sostenibilita.ambientale@intesasanpa

Credit Agricole*

CEO Jean-Paul Chifflet Office:
12, Place des Etats-Unis Montrouge, France 92545 33-1-43-23-52-02

U.S. Office:
1301 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10019


CEO Pierre Servant

Corporate Office:
Natixis Global Asset Management, S.A.
21 quai d’Austerlitz
75634 Paris Cedex 13, France 33-1-78-40-90-00

U.S. Office:
Natixis Global Asset Management, L.P. 399 Boylston Street
Boston, MA


CEO Johannes-Jorg Riegler
Head of Communications: Matthias Priwitzer 49-89-2171-21255

Corporate Office: Brienner Straße 18 80333 Munich

U.S. Office:
560 Lexington Avenue New York City, NY 10022 212-310-9800

Societe General*

CEO Frederic Oudea oudea
Chiarman of the Board Lorenzo Bini Smaghi

Corporate Office:
29 boulevard Haussmann 75009 Paris, France 2.0@societegenerale 33-1-42-14-20-00

U.S. Office:
245 Park Avenue

ICBC London*

CEO and Managing Director Jin Chen

Corporate Office:
20 Gresham Street
London EC2V 7JE, United Kingdom 44-203-145-5000

U.S. Office:
520 Madison Avenue 28th Floor New York, NY 10022 212-407-5000

New York City, NY 10167 212-278-6000

BBVA Securities*

CEO Carlos Torres Villa Executive Chairman Francisco Gonzalez Rodriguez

Corporate Office: Calle Azul, 4
28050 Madrid, Spain 34-902-22-44-66

SMBC Nikko Securities*

President and CEO Yoshihiko Shimizu

Corporate Office:
3-1, Marunouchi 3-chome, Chiyoda-ku Tokyo 100-8325, Japan 81-3-5644-3111

DNB Capital*

U.S. office:
200 Park Avenue, 31st Floor New York, N.Y. 10166-0396 212-681-3800

Royal Bank of Scotland

CEO Ross McEwan Director of Media Relations: Chris Turner 44-20-7672-4515

Corporate Office: Gogarburn
175 Glasgow Road Edinburgh, United Kingdom 44-131-626-3263

U.S. Office:
600 Washington Boulevard Stamford, CT 06901 203-897-2700

ABN Amro Capital

Chairman of the Board Gerrit Zalm Corporate Office:
Gustav Mahlerlaan 10

1082 PP Amsterdam The Netherlands 31-10-241-17-23

U.S. Office:
100 Park Avenue, 17th floor New York, NY 10017 917-284-6800

JPMorgan Chase

Chairman and CEO Jamie Dimon 212-270-1111

Corporate Contacts:
Andrew Gray

Jennifer Lavoie

Brian Marchiony

Corporate Office:
270 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10017-2014

Citizens Bank

Chairman and CEO Bruce Van Saun

Head of Media Relations: Peter Lucht 781-655-2289

Consumer Lending, Business Banking, Wealth Management, Corporate: Lauren DiGeronimo m


Corporate Office: 1 Citizens Plaza

Comerica Bank

Chairman and CEO Ralph W. Babb Jr.

Investor Relations: 214-462-6831 Corporate Contacts:

Wendy Bridges 214-462-4443

Wayne Mielke 214-462-4463

Corporate Office: Comerica Bank Tower

U.S. Bank

Chairman and CEO Richard K. Davis

Senior Vice President of Corporate Communications Dana Ripley 612-303-3167

Brand, Corporate Social Responsibility, Sponsorships:
Susan Beatty 612-303-9229

Corporate Office: U.S. Bancorp Center

Providence, RI 02903 401-456-7000

1717 Main Street Dallas, TX 75201 800-521-1190

800 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, MN 55402 800-685-5065 and 651-466-3000

PNC Bank

Chairman, President, and CEO William S. Demchak

Media Relations:
Fred Solomon 412-762-4550

Investor Relations:
Bryan K. Gill 412-768-4143

Corporate Office:
300 Fifth Avenue
The Tower at PNC Plaza Pittsburgh, PA 15222 412-762-2000


Chairman John McFarlane CEO Jes Staley

Corporate Office:
Barclays Bank PLC
1 Churchill Place
London E14 5HP, United Kingdom 44-20-7116-1000

U.S. Office:
745 7th Avenue New York, NY 10019 212-526-7000

Press Office:
212-526-7000 CorporateCommunicationsAmericas@


Chairman Douglas Flint

Group Chief Executive Stuart Gulliver

Corporate Address:
8 Canada Square
London E14 5HQ, United Kingdom 44-20-7991-8888

U.S. Office:
HSBC Headquarters 425 5th Avenue New York, NY 10018 212-525-5600

Head of Media Relations, HSBC USA: Rob Sherman

Bank of America

President, CEO, and Chairman Brian Moynihan m

Executive Relations, Office of the CEO: Matthew Task

Corporate Office: 100 N Tryon Street Charlotte, NC 28255

Deutsche Bank

CEO John Cryan

Corporate Contact: Renee Calabro 212-250-5525

Corporate Address:
Deutsche Bank AG
Taunusanlage 12
60325 Frankfurt Am Main (for letters and postcards: 60262)

Germany 49-69-910-00

U.S. Office: Deutsche Bank AG 60 Wall Street
New York, NY 10005

Credit Suisse

CEO Tidjane Thiam
Board Chairman Urs Rohner

Suisse Banking Ombudsman: Bahnhofplatz 9
P.O. Box 1818
CH 8021 Zurich, Switzerland 41-43-266-14-14

Corporate Office: Uetlibergstrasse 231
P.O. Box 700
CH 8070 Zurich, Switzerland 41-44-333-11-11

U.S. Office:
650 California Street San Francisco, CA 94108 Phone: 415-249-2100


DNB Capital/ASA

CEO Rune Bjerke bjerke-04714639

Chairwoman of the Board Anne Carine Tanum

Executive Vice President Communications Even Westerveld 47-400-16-744

Corporate Address: Dronning Eufemias Gate 30 0191 Oslo, Norway

Sumitomo Mitsui Bank

President and CEO Takeshi Kunibe

Corporate Office:
1-1-2, Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku Tokyo, Japan

U.S. Office:
277 Park Avenue New York, NY 10172 212-224-4000

Royal Bank of Canada

CEO David I. McKay

CEO and Board Communications: Paul French 416-974-3718

Corporate Media Relations: Catherine Hudon 416-974-5506

Corporate Address:
200 Bay Street P.O. Box 1
Royal Bank Plaza
Toronto, Canada
416-974-5151 and 416-842-2000


CEO Sergio Ermotti ermotti

Head Group External Communications:
Mark Hengel Phone: 41-44-234-32-21

Chief Communication Officer- Americas:
Marsha Askins 212-713-6151 office and 917-226- 4743 cell

Corporate Office: Bahnhofstrasse 45, CH-8098 8001 Zurich, Switzerland 41-44-234-11-11

U.S. Office:

Goldman Sachs

Chairman and CEO Lloyd C. Blankfein 917-743-0939 and 212-902-0593

Media Contacts Americas: 212-902-5400

Corporate Address: Goldman, Sachs & Co. 200 West Street
New York, NY 10282 212-902-1000

Morgan Stanley

CEO James P. Gorman 212-761-4000

Corporate Office: Morgan Stanley 1585 Broadway New York, NY 10036 212-761-4000

1285 Avenue of the Americas New York, NY 10019 212-713-2000

Origin Bank (formerly Community Trust)

Chairman, President, and CEO Drake Mills mills-554a3a20 318-768-3048

Corporate Office: 3921 Elm St. Choudrant, LA 71227

The information compiled here is from the latest information from Food & Water Watch research, Bloomberg data, and contact information reported by the banks. If there are corrections or additions that we should consider, please let us know. This information will be updated as needed.