JPMorgan Chase & Co. said Wednesday it would open about 90 branches in California this year, giving the New York banking company more than 800 branches in the state.

California is an "important, growing market" for the company, it said in a press release. JPMorgan Chase first made a big foray into the California market with its purchase of Washington Mutual Inc. in 2008.

JPMorgan Chase, with $2.1 trillion in assets, had 5,155 U.S. branches at March 31.

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