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Bank of the West Grows Presence in La Jolla with New Full-Service Business Banking Branch
La Jolla/SAN FRANCISCO, CA | Jun 03, 2016

Bank of the West Expands Presence in La Jolla with a Suite of Services Designed for Small- and Medium-Size Business Owners to Manage Business and Personal Finances

Bank of the West today announced the addition of its new business banking branch located at 4180 La Jolla Village Drive, Suite 150, La Jolla, California 92037. Bank of the West is expanding in La Jolla to meet the growing demand of businesses in the community. This new location is staffed by experienced business bankers, retail bankers, and wealth management professionals. This diversity of expertise fosters a collaborative approach to helping Bank of the West's customers with their business, personal, and wealth management needs.

"San Diego and La Jolla are some of the fastest-growing areas in the United States, and we're looking forward to expanding our presence to help the wide variety of small and mid-sized businesses in the area thrive," said Michelle Di Gangi, executive vice president of small and medium-size enterprise banking at Bank of the West. "Our new branch is home to business banking experts with deep knowledge and experience within the local La Jolla market. Bank of the West examines each business's needs with a holistic approach, offering customers an array of guidance and solutions."

The new La Jolla branch provides a full spectrum of financial solutions and has experts on site to help business owners address important issues, such as managing cash flow, planning for growth, and preparing for retirement, among others. As the nation's 14th largest small business lender and one of the top small business association (SBA) lenders in the country, the bank is well positioned to help business owners with their credit needs. Bank of the West is known for cultivating experienced business bankers and convening the right team of experts to service customers' individual needs.

While helping businesses with banking needs is the new branch's primary focus, Bank of the West will also provide personal and wealth management services for business owners and wealthy individuals and families. "We've heard from our business customers that they appreciate having access to a full spectrum of products and services that address their multi-dimensional financial needs," said Di Gangi. "As a result, we've brought together an integrated team at our La Jolla branch – to help customers address their business and personal finances in a way that makes sense for them."

In addition to providing business and wealth management specialists in La Jolla, Bank of the West serves larger corporate clients through its Commercial Banking Group (CBG). Embedded in communities across the U.S. CBG's local banker's deliver specialized sector expertise and global banking solutions – including international cash management and trade solutions – to help businesses gain a competitive edge and accelerate growth in their home market and abroad.

Bank of the West, the fastest growing small business bank in the U.S., is committed to providing resources to help small- and medium-sized businesses succeed - such as spotlighting industry trends, sharing insights from other business owners, and offering wealth management expertise. Additional information is available for Business owners by visiting Bank of the West's The Blog "Your Business" tab featured on Business owners may download the latest papers related to topics such as fraud prevention; strategic growth strategies; and wealth management strategies for business owners.

About Bank of the West:
Bank of the West is a regional financial services company chartered in California and headquartered in San Francisco with $77.2 billion in assets as of March 31, 2016. 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.

Bank of the West Wealth Management Group offers products and services through Bank of the West and its various affiliates and subsidiaries. BancWest Holding Inc. is the holding company for Bank of the West. BancWest Holding Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of BNP Paribas.

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