Summit State Bank Recognized Again as a Top Corporate Philanthropist in the Bay Area

SANTA ROSA, Calif., July 14, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Summit State Bank (Nasdaq:SSBI) received recognition for the second consecutive year as one of the Top 75 Corporate Philanthropists in the Bay Area by the San Francisco Business Times. Summit State Bank remained the only Sonoma County-based company to earn this recognition.

The award recognizes those companies that give back through innovative programs and strong commitment by its team members to make discernible and lasting differences in the communities they serve.

"We are honored that Summit State Bank has been recognized once again as one of the top 75 Corporate Philanthropists in the San Francisco Bay Area. We are proud to represent Sonoma County's philanthropic spirit," said Tom Duryea, president and CEO of Summit State Bank.

Other recipients of this prestigious award were Google Inc., Inc., Charles Schwab & Co. Inc., Microsoft Corp., and Levi Strauss & Co., to name a few.

About Summit State Bank

Summit State Bank has total assets of $460 million and total equity of $63 million at March 31, 2014. Headquartered in Sonoma County, the Bank provides diverse financial products and services throughout Sonoma, Napa, San Francisco, and Marin Counties. Summit has been recognized as one of the Top Corporate Philanthropist by the North Bay Business Journal. In addition, Summit State Bank received the 2013 Rising Star Award from the California Independent Bankers, the 2012 Community Bank Award from the American Bankers Association for its nonprofit work, and has been recognized as one of the North Bay's Best Places to Work by the North Bay Business Journal. Summit has also been consistently recognized as a high performing bank by Findley Reports. Summit State Bank's stock is traded on the NASDAQ Global Market under the symbol SSBI. Further information can be found at

CONTACT: Thomas Duryea President and CEO Summit State Bank PO Box 6188 Santa Rosa, CA 95406 (707) 568-4920 tduryea@summitstatebank.comSource:Summit State Bank