West Coast Bank's Amy Davis is Southwest Washington Contractor's Association Member of the Year

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LAKE OSWEGO, Ore., Dec. 17, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- West Coast Bancorp (Nasdaq:WCBO) Business Development Officer-Vice President Amy Davis was surprised with two awards at a recent Southwest Washington Contractor's Association (SWCA) event. She was not only named Member of the Year, but also was told the award was being renamed the Amy Davis Member of the Year award due to her accomplished years of leadership and service to the organization.

West Coast Bank Regional President Dave Hansen said, "Amy Davis was the first female president in the SWCA's 65-year history. Under her leadership, the current executive director was hired and the membership has grown significantly even in very challenging economic times. These awards are strong acknowledgements of Amy's leadership in the business community and exemplify West Coast Bank's long-time support of its employees' involvement in the communities we serve."

Southwest Washington Contractors Association (SWCA) is an organization of commercial construction professionals. Located in Vancouver, Washington, the SWCA is a resource for the construction industry and is comprised of general contractors, specialty contractors, engineers, architects and service companies supportive of the industry. For more information, see www.swca.org.

West Coast Bancorp is a publicly held, Northwest bank holding company headquartered in Oregon with $2.4 billion in assets, and the parent company of West Coast Bank and West Coast Trust Company, Inc. West Coast Bank operates 58 branches in Oregon and Washington. The Company serves clients who seek the resources, sophisticated products and expertise of larger financial institutions, along with the local decision-making, market knowledge, and customer service orientation of a community bank. The Company offers a broad range of banking, investment, fiduciary and trust services. For more information, please visit the Company web site at www.wcb.com.

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CONTACT: Dave Hansen Regional President 503.603.8030 hansend@wcb.com

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