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

WALLA WALLA, Wash., Feb. 01, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Banner Corporation (NASDAQ GSM: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 7th Annual West Coast Bank CEO Forum in Los Angeles. Banner’s panel is on Thursday, February 4, 2016, at 10:00 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

On October 1, 2015, Banner Corporation completed the acquisition of AmericanWest Bank which was merged into Banner Bank, a transformational merger that brought together two financially strong, well-respected institutions and created a leading Western bank. Banner Corporation is now a $9.8 billion bank holding company operating two commercial banks in five Western states through a network of branches offering 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) 527-3636

Source:Banner Corporation