Unionbancal Corp., San Francisco, elected Yoshihiko Someya deputy chairman in credit and administration of both the company and its Union Bank of California subsidiary, and put him on their board of directors.

Mr. Someya joined the bank in March as executive vice president of credit management support and liaison. Before that he was deputy general manager of Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi Ltd.'s Osaka branch. The Japanese banking company owns 81% of Unionbancal.

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