Banner Corporation to Present at FIG Partners West Coast Bank CEO Forum

WALLA WALLA, Wash., Jan. 30, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Banner Corporation (Nasdaq:BANR), the parent company of Banner Bank and Islanders Bank, today announced that Mark J. Grescovich, President and CEO, is scheduled to participate in a panel on "Franchise Builders" at the FIG Partners 6th Annual West Coast Bank CEO Forum in San Francisco. Banner's panel is on Thursday, February 5, 2015, at 10:55 a.m. PST.

For more information on the conference, or to schedule a one-on-one meeting, please contact your FIG representative.

About the Company

Banner Corporation is a $4.72 billion bank holding company operating two commercial banks in Washington, Oregon and Idaho. Banner serves the Pacific Northwest region with a full range of deposit services and business, commercial real estate, construction, residential, agricultural and consumer loans. Visit Banner Bank on the Web at

CONTACT: MARK J. GRESCOVICH, PRESIDENT & CEO LLOYD W. BAKER, CFO (509) 527-3636Source:Banner Corporation