Chase to open about 60 Southern California bank branches in 2012

J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. plan to about 60 Southern California branches this year.

The anticipated openings are part of the banking firm’s plan to open
nearly 100 branches up and down California and about 175 branches
nationwide.

A bank spokesman said he could not identify where the new Chase bank
branches will open, but did say most of the Southern California branches
will be in the Los Angeles and Inland Empire areas.

Chase has 930 branches in California.  J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. acquired Washington Mutual in 2008.