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  • Umpqua Holdings Corporation Names CIO
    Roger Bishop to Oversee Information and Systems Delivery 
    Company Release - 09/15/2008 08:00


    Umpqua Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: UMPQ), parent company of Umpqua Bank and Strand, Atkinson, Williams & York, Inc., has hired Roger Bishop as chief information officer. In this role, Bishop will oversee all information technology functions of Umpqua Bank, including electronic banking, information systems, network services, item processing and ATM delivery. Additionally, he will be responsible for developing and integrating innovative practices across all aspects of Umpqua's business. Bishop begins his new role immediately and will report to Dan Sullivan, executive vice president of technology advancement for Umpqua Bank.

    "Roger's extensive experience in technology and banking will be instrumental in leveraging Umpqua's existing investment in innovation," said Sullivan. "We're excited to have Roger on board and look forward to working with him as we explore new ways of using technology not just to increase efficiency but, just as important, to exceed customer expectations and create compelling customer experiences."

    Bishop has more than 20 years of bank technology leadership and consulting experience. Before joining Umpqua, he served as executive vice president, director of banking and technology services for Riverside Bank, Florida's second largest community bank. During his tenure at Riverside, Bishop led an internal bank initiative to maximize the return on the company's investment in, and use of, technology to support day-to-day business operations. Within 12 months of commencing the initiative, Riverside Bank reported an increase in staff productivity of 30 percent, in addition to increases in service delivery at the customer level. Additionally, Bishop's experience includes 21 years at Barnett Banks of Florida.

    About Umpqua Holdings Corporation

    Umpqua Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: UMPQ) is the parent company of Umpqua Bank, an Oregon-based community bank recognized for its entrepreneurial approach, innovative use of technology, and distinctive banking solutions. Umpqua Bank has 148 locations between Napa, Calif. and Bellevue, Wash., along the Oregon and Northern California Coast and in Central Oregon. Umpqua Holdings also owns a 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 www.umpquaholdingscorp.com.

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    Source: Umpqua Holdings Corporation

    Contact: Umpqua Holdings Corporation Lani Hayward, 503-727-4132 lanihayward@umpquabank.com or LANE PR Eve Callahan, 503-546-7867 eve@lanepr.com