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Bank of the West
Fast Facts

More than $60 billion in assets.
More than 700 banking locations in 19 states.

Welcome to the Bank of the West Press Center. Members of the media, and anyone looking for information about us will find news, information and helpful tools for stories about Bank of the West and our subsidiaries.

Press Releases

Up-to-date press releases as well as archived releases are available here. April 7, 2014 Bank of the West Launches Blog Featuring Financial and Economic Insights Read More March 24, 2014 Bank of the West Announces Key Leadership Moves in Consumer Finance Division & Dealer Financial Services Read More March 3, 2014 Bank of the West Named Best Private Bank in North America by Private Asset Management Read More February 5, 2014 Bank of the West Earns 2013 Greenwich Small Business and Middle Market Banking Excellence Awards in 11 Categories Read More January 13, 2014 Bank of the West Ranks First in ath Power Small Business Banking StudyRead More December 12, 2013 Goodbye Desolation: U.S. Economy Poised for Blockbuster 2014Read More November 19, 2013 Bank of the West named to MONEY’s Best Banks 2013 listRead More October 30, 2013 Grant Hoffman joins Bank of the West Premium Wine Group Read More October 23, 2013 2013 Bank of the West Philanthropy Awards recognize the inspiring work of local nonprofits Read More October 4, 2013 Bank of the West offers help to furloughed federal employees Read More September 16, 2013 Despite rising fraud threat, majority of small business owners lack proper security policies Read More September 16, 2013 Bank of the West named best private bank in the Western United States by World Finance Read More September 9, 2013 Bank of the West announces new solutions for small business clients Read More August 19, 2013 Bank of the West names John C. Thurston to lead Private Equity Team Read More August 19, 2013 Bank of the West adds to Investment Advisory Solutions with introduction of proprietary ETF portfolios Read More July 16, 2013 Ann von Germeten joins Bank of the West as Chief Marketing Officer Read More July 8, 2013 Proposals now being accepted for inaugural Vintage Report Innovation Award presented by Bank of the West Read More June 13, 2013 The Morgan Leigh Band wins Bank of the West Celebrates America Opening Band Contest Read More May 29, 2013 Bank of the West marks over a decade of sponsoring the Albuquerque Isotopes Read More May 13, 2013 Bank of the West offers tips and guidance to protect seniors from financial scams and elder abuse Read More Apr 23, 2013 Bank of the West takes to the classroom for National Teach Children to Save Day Read More Apr 22, 2013 Bank of the West Charitable Foundation announces economic development support for micro-entrepreneurs Read More Apr 1, 2013 Bank of the West extends investment advisory options to broader range of investors Read More Mar 26, 2013 Bank of the West CEO to receive 2013 B'nai B'rith International Distinguished Achievent Award Read More Mar 11, 2013 Bank of the West expanding Commercial Banking Team Read More Jan 22, 2013 Michael Shepherd reappointed to the Federal Advisory Council Read More Jan 14, 2013 Bank of the West signs on as presenting sponsor of Rahlves' Banzai Tour Read More December 12, 2012 Bank of the West Chief Economist presents global growth trends Read More November 19, 2012 Bank of the West Extends sponsorship of Pac-12 conference Read More November 15, 2012 The Bank of the West Philanthropy Awards present $210,000 in grants to winning nonprofits Read More November 8, 2012 Bank of the West's corporate philanthropy lauded in three major California cities Read More October 5, 2012 Small Business Owners see value of mobile technology but are not compelled by offerings – lack of relevant uses may affect greater adoption of products Read More September 27, 2012 World’s most photographed event brings beauty and benefit to local economy Read More August 31, 2012 Bank of the West opens flagship Wealth Management client center in San Francisco Read More August 21, 2012 Jamie Armistead joins Bank of the West as head of Multi-Channel Banking Read More August 9, 2012 Bank of the West further builds expertise of Investment Advisory & Management Team Read More August 6, 2012 Scott A. Anderson joins Bank of the West as Chief Economist Read More July 3, 2012 Bank of the West among top U.S. banks for reputation Read More June 21, 2012 Bank of the West continues commitment as title sponsor of the Bank of the West Classic Read More June 12, 2012 Entrepreneurs and small Businesses thrive through microfinance Read More June 6, 2012 Wine industry Banker joins Bank of the West's Premium Wine Group Read More May 23, 2012 Bank of the West supports the International Orange Art Exhibition Read More May 16, 2012 Bank of the West hires trust services leader as Chief Fiduciary Officer Read More May 9, 2012 Bank of the West Wealth Management looks to U.S. and frontier markets as portfolio recommendations Read More May 8, 2012 Bank of the West Ranks #2 in U.S. agricultural lending Read More April 23, 2012 Bank of the West celebrates Financial Literacy Month in April Read More April 8, 2012 Bank of the West Introduces Private Mortgage Banking Read More April 3, 2012 Bank of the West supports the American Indian College Fund Read More March 28, 2012 Bank of the West hires industry veteran to lead investment solutions offering Read More March 8, 2012 Bank of the West to host Pac-12 Men's Basketball Hall of Honor induction ceremony Read More January 30, 2012 Bank of the West receives 2011 Greenwich Small Business and Middle Market Banking Excellence Awards in 16 categories Read More January 18, 2012 Bank of the West Wealth Management favors large-cap dividend stocks, frontier markets and municipal bonds for 2012 portfolios Read More January 19, 2012 Bank of the West commits $1.7 million to financial literacy Read More January 12, 2012 Bank of the West Opens Dedicated Wealth Management Client Centers in Los Angeles Area Read More January 3, 2012 Bank of the West opens dedicated Wealth Management client center in Silicon Valley Read More Press Releases

In The News

Get the latest on various bank initiatives and projects, and learn what the bank is doing in and for the communities it serves. Bank of the West Sets New Pace for Portland’s Party Parade The Portland Rose Festival is proud to announce that Bank of the West has joined as the title sponsor of the Grand Floral Walk.Read More Bank of the West Supports the City of Los Angeles During 2013 Tax Season Bank of the West was one of several organizations that supported the Los Angeles Community Development Department during the February launch to bring greater awareness to Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) sites that offer free tax prep and help qualified low- and moderate-income families claim their earned income tax credit (EITC).Read More The Holiday Gift You Don't Want: Counterfeit Currency There are more small and medium-sized cash transactions during the holidays than at any other time of the year, making November to December "prime time" for counterfeiters.Read More Bank of the West Sponsors Labor Day Lessons That Help Kids Get Money Smart For some Omaha students, school is back in session today with a post Labor Day lesson on what to do with their hard earned money.Read More Bank of the West Congratulates Golden Bears on Return to U.C. Berkeley’s California Memorial Stadium Bank of the West joins the San Francisco Bay Area and Golden Bear fans in congratulating the University of California on its newly renovated California Memorial Stadium, scheduled to open Saturday, September 1, 2012Read More BANK OF THE WEST SPONSORS THE 81st ANNUAL CALIAFORNIA BOOK AWARDS Bank of the West is the proud sponsor of the Commonwealth Club of California's 2012 California Book Awards.Read More 22ND ANNUAL BANK OF THE WEST CELEBRATES AMERICA CONCERT CONTINUES THE SPIRIT AND TRADITION OF THE WEST This week Bank of the West announced the musical lineup and other highlights for the 22nd annual Bank of the West Celebrates America concert and fireworks show in Omaha, to be held on June 29.Read More Press Releases

Media Contacts

  • Jim Cole
  • Corporate Communications
  • Phone: (415) 399-8268
  • Cell: (415) 577-2639
  • Fax: (415) 399-8241
  • E-mail: jim.cole@bankofthewest.com
  • Address: 180 Montgomery Street
  • San Francisco, CA 94104
  • Joel Nathanson
  • Social Media
  • Phone: (415) 399-8286
  • Cell: (415) 722-9722
  • Fax: (415) 399-8241
  • E-mail: joel.nathanson@bankofthewest.com
  • Address: 180 Montgomery Street
  • San Francisco, CA 94104
  • Lily Ruiz
  • Corporate Communications
  • Phone: (415) 765-4850
  • Cell: (415) 846-7494
  • Fax: (415) 399-8241
  • E-mail: lily.ruiz@bankofthewest.com
  • Address: 180 Montgomery Street
  • San Francisco, CA 94104