• Umpqua Holdings Corporation
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  • Umpqua Bank Expands California Commercial Banking Team
    Mark Brody, Senior Vice President and Manager, to Lead Commercial Banking in Napa Valley and San Francisco 
    Company Release - 05/13/2008 08:00


    Umpqua Bank, a subsidiary of Umpqua Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ:UMPQ), has added six commercial lenders, expanding the company's commercial banking services in the greater Bay Area. The new officers will focus on commercial loans in the Bay Area as well as the company's growing wine industry business in Napa and Solano counties. Mark Brody, senior vice president and manager for Umpqua Bank, and five other officers make up the new unit for Umpqua.

    "Mark and his team add expertise to an already outstanding and professional group of lenders at Umpqua and demonstrate our ongoing commitment to Napa and Solano counties," said Ray Davis, president and CEO of Umpqua Bank. "Mark understands the needs of the region and has the skills and expertise to lead Umpqua's efforts to offer world class community banking to businesses in the greater Bay Area."

    Brody has more than 28 years of commercial industrial and wine specialty lending experience, will be based in Umpqua's Napa, Calif., Commercial Lending Center and will report directly to Robin Hampton, executive vice president of commercial banking for Umpqua. Brody will oversee San Francisco-based senior vice president and relationship managers Debbie Watson, Katherine Westfall and John Brennan, vice president, relationship manager Del Mastrangelo, and Valerie Beals, administrative and loan assistant. With these additions, Umpqua will open its first San Francisco Commercial Loan Production office in June.

    About Umpqua Bank

    Umpqua Bank, headquartered in Roseburg, Ore., is a subsidiary of Umpqua Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ:UMPQ) and has 147 locations between Napa, Calif. and Bellevue, Wash., along the Oregon and Northern California Coast and in both Central California and Central Oregon. Umpqua Bank has been recognized for its innovative customer experience and banking strategy by national publications including the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, BusinessWeek, Fast Company and CNBC. The company, recognized for the second year in a row, ranked 13th on Fortune Magazine's 2008 list of the country's "100 Best Companies To Work For." Umpqua Holdings also owns retail brokerage subsidiary Strand, Atkinson, Williams & York Inc., which has locations in Umpqua Bank stores and in dedicated offices throughout Oregon and Southwest Washington. Umpqua Bank's Private Client Services Division provides tailored financial services and products to individual customers. Umpqua Holdings Corporation is headquartered in Portland, Ore. For more information, visit http://www.umpquabank.com/.

    Source: Umpqua Bank

    Contact: Umpqua Bank Lani Hayward, 503-727-4132 LaniHayward@umpquabank.com or L A N E PR Shannon Riggs, 503-546-7885 Shannon@lanepr.com