Press Release

Bank of the West Announces Executive Appointments
SAN FRANCISCO | Jul 29, 2015

Bank of the West today announced three executive promotions. This month, Senior Executive Vice President for Regional Banking Andy Harmening was named Vice Chairman for Consumer Banking, and Executive Vice President and Controller Dan Beck was named Chief Financial Officer (CFO).  In May, Vice Chairman Thibault Fulconis assumed the additional title as Chief Operating Officer (COO).

As Vice Chairman and COO for Bank of the West, Fulconis oversees Corporate Functions, which includes the corporate support activities of Finance, Legal, Corporate Development, Technology, Human Resources, Banking Services, Corporate Real Estate, Corporate Communications, Government Affairs, Corporate Procurement and Community Affairs. He retains his position as Vice Chairman of BancWest Corporation, the holding company for Bank of the West and First Hawaiian Bank.

As Vice Chairman for Consumer Banking at Bank of the West, Harmening has responsibility for all the bank’s consumer services.  He continues to lead Regional Banking, which includes Digital Channels, more than 600 branches and other retail locations, and small business services, and he now also oversees National Finance, which includes Mortgage Banking, auto, Recreational Vehicle and marine lending, and consumer card services.

Fulconis and Harmening, both members of the bank’s Executive Management Committee, continue to report to Michael Shepherd, Chairman and CEO of Bank of the West and BancWest.

As CFO of Bank of the West, Beck oversees all financial activities and joins the bank’s Executive Management Committee. He reports to former Bank of the West CFO Duke Dayal, who remains CFO of BancWest and is taking on expanded responsibilities related to BNP Paribas’ wider North American operations.

“Thibault, Andy and Dan have been instrumental to Bank of the West’s sustained success and embody our bank’s commitment to helping consumers and businesses grow and achieve their financial goals,” said Chairman and CEO Michael Shepherd. “These promotions build on our core strength and demonstrate the depth of the executive team that is shaping the future for Bank of the West.”

Fulconis has held various senior positions at Bank of the West, BancWest and BNP Paribas since 1989. Most recently, he was responsible for the Commercial Banking and National Finance business units of the bank as well as the Corporate Development function. He also served as Vice Chairman in charge of Finance. Previous to his appointment at Bank of the West, Fulconis served in various positions with BNP Paribas, including Head of Finance and Development for the International Retail and Financial Services Division.

Harmening joined Bank of the West in 2005 and in 2007 was appointed head of Regional Banking, overseeing retail strategy, including customer experience and segmentation, sales, product development, branch evolution, and risk and compliance. Under his leadership the bank has received national recognition for customer service, including being named one of Money Magazine's 2013 Best Banks in America, and earning numerous Greenwich Excellence Awards. Harmening has more than 20 years of experience across product management, finance and all aspects of retail, small business and commercial banking.

Beck becomes CFO following seven years as the bank’s Controller. As Controller, he was instrumental in strengthening the bank’s financial reporting and analysis capabilities.  He also played a lead role in the bank’s successful submissions under the Dodd Frank Act Stress Test (DFAST). Prior to joining Bank of the West in 2008, Beck held financial officer positions at Wells Fargo and Freddie Mac. 

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 branches and 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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Michele Rene Scott
Corporate Communications
Office: 415-399-7202

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