Press Release

Victor Polich Joins Bank of the West as National Sales Manager for its Mortgage Banking Division
San Francisco, CA | Feb 17, 2015

Bank of the West announced today that Victor Polich has joined the bank as senior vice president, Mortgage Banking Division's (MBD) National Sales Manager based in San Francisco. With an extensive background leading sales groups, Polich will lead the bank's growing mortgage business and oversee the bank's 110 member mortgage sales team throughout the bank's footprint.

"Victor's depth of experience and passion for the industry are great assets that will help solidify our presence as a premiere mortgage lender," said Andy Harmening, senior executive vice president of the bank's Retail Banking Group. "Whether it's those buying their first home, baby boomers approaching retirement or wealth management clients' complex real estate transactions, customers are increasingly turning to Bank of the West for all of their mortgage needs."

"I am excited to join Bank of the West's exceptional mortgage team," said Polich. "The bank has a great track record of offering products and services that meet varying customer needs. What differentiates Bank of the West's mortgage team is the strong relationships they build with customers to help them navigate the often complex mortgage landscape. I'm looking forward to further enhance our capabilities and continue to provide our customers with the products and customer service they have come to expect from Bank of the West."

Throughout his 25 year career, Polich has developed sales initiatives, launched distribution retail channels, created talent acquisition plans and led sales teams throughout the western United States. Prior to joining Bank of the West, Polich served as the Western Division Sales manager at Stonegate Mortgage. Polich also spent several years at JP Morgan Chase as vice president of Mortgage Banking.

Polich received his BA and MBA in Finance from the University of Minnesota's Carlson School of Management and is a resident of Walnut Creek, CA.

About Bank of the West:
Bank of the West is a regional financial services company chartered in California and headquartered in San Francisco with $69 billion in assets. Founded in 1874, Bank of the West provides a wide range of personal, commercial, wealth management and international banking services through more than 650 offices in 22 states and digital channels. Bank of the West is a subsidiary of BNP Paribas, which has a presence in more than 75 countries with 190,000 employees.


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Ayele Ajavon, Bank of the West 
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