Pacific Continental Bank Wins 2012 "Community Caring" Emerald Award

EUGENE, Ore., Oct. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Pacific Continental Bank, the bank subsidiary of Pacific Continental Corporation (Nasdaq: PCBK), today announced that it was recently recognized by the Eugene Area Chamber of Commerce as the winner of the 2012 Emerald Award in the Community Caring category. Pacific Continental was recognized for its employee volunteer program and charitable giving activities: more specifically, PCB provided local employee volunteer hours in excess of 3,900 hours and donated more than $140,000 to nonprofit organizations throughout the Eugene/Springfield area.

Denise Ghazal, Pacific Continental's Greater Eugene market president, added, "Pacific Continental takes great pride in our Lane County roots. It is a tremendous honor to be recognized for our giving efforts in this market."

Now in its ninth year, the chamber's Emerald Award for Community Caring recognizes business leadership in the enrichment of the community. For more information, visit the chamber's website at

About Pacific Continental Bank
Pacific Continental Bank, the operating subsidiary of Pacific Continental Corporation, delivers highly personalized services through 14 banking offices in Oregon and Washington. The Bank also operates a loan production office in Tacoma, Washington. With $1.3 billion in assets, Pacific Continental has established one of the most unique and attractive metropolitan branch networks in the Northwest with offices in three of the region's largest markets including Seattle, Portland and Eugene. Pacific Continental targets the banking needs of community-based businesses, health care professionals, professional service providers and nonprofit organizations.

Since its founding in 1972, Pacific Continental Bank has been honored with numerous awards and recognitions from highly regarded third-party organizations including The Seattle Times, the Portland Business Journal and Oregon Business magazine. A complete list of the company's awards and recognitions – as well as supplementary information about Pacific Continental Bank – can be found online at Pacific Continental Corporation's shares are listed on the Nasdaq Global Select Market under the symbol "PCBK" and are a component of the Russell 2000 Index.

SOURCE Pacific Continental Bank