Press Release

Bank of the West Strengthens its Denver-Based Business Banking Team
Denver, CO | Jan 12, 2015

Bank of the West announced today the appointment of two senior relationship managers within its Northern Front Range Business Banking team covering the bank’s Denver, CO market.

Russ Bailess – Vice President, Senior Relationship Manager
Russ Bailess was promoted to vice president and senior relationship manager. In this capacity, he is responsible for developing and managing business banking relationships in Denver.

Bailess has more than 8 years of banking experience. Prior to joining Bank of the West, Bailess spent six years with US Bank, most recently as business banking portfolio manager.

Bailess received his undergraduate degree and an MBA from the University of Mississippi. He currently resides in Denver, CO.

Marcus Davis – Vice President, Senior Relationship Manager
Marcus Davis joined as vice president and senior relationship manager, where he is responsible for developing and managing business relationships in that area.

Davis brings more than eight years of financial services, business banking and commercial real estate lending to the role. Prior to joining Bank of the West, he was a business relationship manager for Wells Fargo Bank. Davis received his undergraduate degree from the University of Wyoming and resides in Denver, CO.

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 180,000 employees.

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Media contact:
Ayele Ajavon, Bank of the West
Corporate Communications
415-432-3501
Ayele.Ajavon@bankofthewest.com

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