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Wealth Strategy Senior Executive Joins Bank of the West’s Wealth Management Group

Bank of the West today announced that Wealth Strategy Senior Executive Eric Sanderson has joined its Wealth Management Group as head of Family Office and Strategic Planning Services. Sanderson will report to Steve Prostano, the newly appointed head of Bank of the West’s ultra high net worth business, and focus on delivering advanced and fully integrated planning solutions to these clients.

“Clients today are seeking not only best in class wealth planning advice and techniques but a customized approach to help them achieve their unique goals,” said Steve Prostano, head of Bank of the West’s ultra high net worth business. “Eric has extensive experience developing sophisticated financial/cash flow, estate and gift planning, and wealth transfer solutions for ultra high net worth individuals and families, and will be a tremendous asset to our wealthy clients.”

Based in Denver, Sanderson has spent the greater part of two decades advising highly affluent individuals, multi-generational families and family offices. Over the course of his career, he has built wealth planning practices for several prominent wealth management firms, both nationally and regionally, and ran a large single family office. He has extensive experience consulting with families on strategic wealth planning solutions, family dynamics, leadership and development. Prior to starting his career in financial services, Sanderson was a practicing attorney for over seven years with a focus on estate and international tax planning.

Sanderson holds a juris doctor degree from St. Mary’s University School of Law, a masters of law degree in Taxation from the University of Denver and a bachelor of science in business administration degree in international business from the University of Colorado.

About Bank of the West Wealth Management:

Bank of the West Wealth Management provides wealth planning, investment management*, personal banking and trust services. The group is part of BNP Paribas’ global wealth management business of more than 6,300 professionals in 30 countries worldwide with over $15.5 billion** in assets under management in the United States and €305 billion ($345 billion) in assets under management globally as of June 2015.

About Bank of the West:

Bank of the West is a regional financial services company chartered in California and headquartered in San Francisco with $70.9 billion in assets as of March 31, 2015. Founded in 1874, Bank of the West provides a wide range of personal, commercial, wealth management and international banking services through more than 600 offices in 22 states and digital channels. Bank of the West is a subsidiary of BNP Paribas, which has a presence in 75 countries with 185,000 employees.


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Bank of the West Wealth Management offers products and services through Bank of the West and its various affiliates and subsidiaries.

* Securities and variable annuities are offered through BancWest Investment Services, a registered broker/dealer, Member FINRA/SIPC. Financial Advisors are Registered Representatives of BancWest Investment Services. Fixed annuities/insurance products are offered through BancWest Insurance Agency in California, (License #0C52321), through BancWest Insurance Agency in Utah and through BancWest Investment Services, Inc. in AZ, CO, IA, ID, KS, MN, MO, ND, NE, NM, NV, OK, OR, SD, WA, WI, WY, HI, GUAM and CNMI. Bank of the West and its various affiliates and subsidiaries are not tax or legal advisors.

BancWest Investment Services is a wholly owned subsidiary of Bank of the West and a part of the Wealth Management Group. BancWest Corporation is the holding company for Bank of the West. BancWest Corporation is a wholly owned subsidiary of BNP Paribas.

* * Including assets under supervision at BancWest Investment Services

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