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  • UmpquaBank.com Recognized as One of World’s Friendliest Banking Websites
    Company Release - 03/05/2012 13:00

    Top Design Magazine Identifies Leading Financial Websites Worldwide

    PORTLAND, Ore.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Umpqua Bank, a subsidiary of Umpqua Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ:UMPQ), was recognized by Top Design Magazine as one of the top 20 user-friendly banking websites in the world. Citing an array of changes and increased regulatory scrutiny in the banking industry, Top Design Magazine noted that a handful of institutions stood out online by “making their customers feel more at ease.”

    “As a community bank, Umpqua Bank is committed to providing tools, resources and guidance for individuals and businesses to succeed, whether that’s in our stores or online,” said Ray Davis, president and CEO of Umpqua Bank. “It’s an honor to be included among some of the top financial brands in the world, and to see our efforts to create unique and approachable customer experiences online and off recognized.”

    As technology becomes an increasingly important aspect of the banking experience, financial organizations are charged with creating digital experiences that combine functionality, security and compliance with intuitive and engaging design. Organizations that fall short of user expectations may find themselves passed over, losing valuable business. On the Top Design Magazine list, Umpqua Bank finds itself in the company of well-known institutions including Bank of Scotland, Barclays, HSBC, Pacific Continental, USAA and Wells Fargo.

    About Umpqua Bank

    Umpqua Bank, headquartered in Roseburg, Ore., is a subsidiary of Umpqua Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ:UMPQ) with locations between San Francisco and Seattle, along the Oregon and Northern California Coast, and in Central Oregon and Northern Nevada. Umpqua Bank has been recognized for its innovative customer experience and banking strategy by national publications including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, BusinessWeek, Fast Company and CNBC. The company has been recognized for the past six years in a row on FORTUNE magazine’s list of the country’s “100 Best Companies to Work For.” Umpqua Holdings also owns a retail brokerage subsidiary, Umpqua Investments, Inc., which offers services through Umpqua Bank stores and in dedicated offices throughout Oregon. Umpqua’s Wealth Management Division serves high net worth individuals and nonprofits by providing customized financial solutions and offerings. Umpqua Holdings Corporation is headquartered in Portland, Ore. For more information, visit http://www.umpquabank.com.

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    Source: Umpqua Bank