Press Release


San Francisco, Calif. | Jun 10, 2011

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Bank of the West Presents an Exhibition by the Great 20th Century Master: Picasso

A Once-in-a-Lifetime Exhibition Comes to San Francisco

Bank of the West is sponsoring a rare opportunity to view 150 works of art by Spanish artist Pablo Picasso beginning June 11 at the de Young Museum. Picasso: Masterpieces from the Musée National Picasso, Paris is a collection of paintings, sculptures, prints and drawings that were drawn from the largest repository of the artist's work in the world.

"Bank of the West is pleased to support our community through an exhibition that will benefit so many Bay Area residents and visitors," said Michael Shepherd, Chairman and CEO of Bank of the West. "This exhibition continues to build upon the strong relationship Bank of the West has forged with the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. Through this partnership we have sponsored Women Impressionists, Impressionist Paris - City of Light, and the upcoming Mourners - Sculptures from the Court of Burgundy."

The Picasso exhibition is part of a world tour that began in 2008 with stops in Madrid, Helsinki, Moscow, St. Petersburg, Seattle, and Richmond (VA). It makes its final west coast visit in San Francisco before moving on to Sydney, Australia.

About Bank of the West

Founded in 1874, $58 billion-asset Bank of the West (www.bankofthewest.com) offers a full range of personal, commercial, wealth management and international banking services. The bank operates more than 700 retail and commercial banking locations in 19 Western and Midwestern states. Bank of the West is a subsidiary of BNP Paribas, one of the world's largest and best rated financial institutions with more than 200,000 employees in more than 80 countries.

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Lily Ruiz, Bank of the West
Corporate Communications
lily.ruiz@bankofthewest.com
(415) 765-4850

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