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Bank of the West Promotes Members of its Southern California Wealth Management Team
LOS ANGELES | Feb 16, 2016

Bank of the West Wealth Management Group announced today the promotions of several key executives within the organization in its Southern California market which includes Orange County, Pasadena, and the Inland Empire.  Glenn Hamburger market leader in Orange County was promoted to senior vice president, Rachel DeLauro is now senior vice president and market leader responsible for the Group’s Greater Los Angeles markets, and Jack Keleshian was named senior vice president and will continue his role as market leader for the Pasadena market. 

“It is rewarding that clients are looking to Bank of the West for solutions to their wealth management needs,” said Edward Mora, senior vice president and regional manager in Bank of the West’s Wealth Management Group. “We serve our clients through hard work and dedication and these promotions build on our core strengths and demonstrate the depth of experience of our team members.

Glenn Hamburger
Hamburger will continue to oversee a team who work with affluent and high net worth clients on all of their financial needs including retirement, strategic use of credit, business transitions, investment management, financing education for future generations and legacies, and estate planning and trusts.

Hamburger has more than 25 years of experience as a wealth management executive. Most recently he held the position of senior vice president with City National Bank in Orange County and previously he was the private banking manager for Comerica Bank in the Orange County, San Diego and Phoenix markets. 

Hamburger received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California in Santa Barbara and Masters in Business Administration from the California State University in Long Beach.

Glenn is also involved in several community activities which include the Corporate Partnership Committee with Children’s Hospital of Orange County, Junior Achievement, and March of Dimes.

Rachel DeLauro
In this role, DeLauro leads the Private Client Advisors within the market covering Santa Barbara, Downtown and West Los Angeles, and the San Fernando Valley.

DeLauro has been with BancWest Corporation for 27 years and transferred from First Hawaiian Bank in 2012 where she served as a senior vice president in charge of the Wealth Management Center on Oahu. There she focused on complex wealth planning combined with sophisticated credit lending tailored to high net worth.

DeLauro received her Bachelor of Arts degree in International Relations from the University of San Diego and a Masters of Business Administration degree from Chaminade University of Honolulu. She attended the national trust school at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia earning a Certified Trust and Financial Planner designation. Additionally, she is a Certified Financial Planner™ professional.

She is an active member of the Beverly Hills Estate Planning Council, the Financial Planning Association of Los Angeles, ProVisors, and sits on the Board of Advisors for the Hawaii Tax Institute.

Jack Keleshian
In this role, Keleshian manages a team of Senior Private Client Advisors and wealth management experts within the Pasadena and Inland Valley areas.

Keleshian has more than 23 years of experience as a senior financial consultant, private client advisor and market leader. He received his Bachelors of Arts degree in economics from California State University, Northridge. Keleshian holds the Certified Wealth Strategist certification.

About Bank of the West Wealth Management Group
Bank of the West Wealth Management provides wealth planning, investment management*, personal banking, philanthropy, 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 $76 billion in assets as of December 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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**Securities and variable annuities are offered through BancWest Investment Services, a registered broker/dealer, Member FINRA/SIPC, and SEC Registered Investment Advisor. 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. Advisory Services are offered through BancWest Investment Services, an SEC-registered investment advisor. 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.

**Assets under management refers to assets under administration, management, advisement, and on deposit, including assets with our affiliate BancWest Investment Services ("BancWest") as of December 31, 2015.

**Assets under management refers to assets under administration, management, advisement, and on deposit, including assets with our affiliate BancWest Investment Services ("BancWest") as of December 31, 2015.

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