Press Release

Pierre Ramadier Named Head of Wealth Management at Bank of the West
SAN FRANCISCO | Sep 22, 2015

Bank of the West announced today that Pierre Ramadier, the Head of Wealth Management for International Retail Markets at BNP Paribas, will join Bank of the West in January 2016 as Senior Executive Vice President and Head of the Wealth Management Group. Ramadier will report to Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Michael Shepherd. In this leadership role, Ramadier will join the Bank of the West Executive Management Committee.

“We are pleased to have Pierre join Bank of the West’s leadership team and support our goal of delivering a broad array of financial solutions to our affluent, high net worth and ultra high net worth clients,” said Michael Shepherd, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “His breadth of knowledge in the international wealth management area will be a great complement to our existing financial planning, investment management, and trust and estate solutions offered in the United States.”

Ramadier has a strong track record in the wealth and private banking industry including a position as Co-Head of BNL-BNP Paribas Private Banking based in Rome, before returning to Paris to take on overall leadership of wealth management in International Retail Banking. He also brings valuable retail banking experience having served earlier in his career as head of a retail branch group in Paris.

About Bank of the West Wealth Management:
Bank of the West Wealth Management provides wealth planning, investment management*, personal banking 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 $9.5 billion** in assets under management in the United States and €331 billion ($369 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 $72.5 billion in assets as of June 30, 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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Media Contact:
Anita Fox, Bank of the West
Corporate Communications
415-432-3514
anita.fox@bankofthewest.com

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