Banner Corporation to Participate in Panel Discussion at FIG Partners West Coast CEO Conference

WALLA WALLA, Wash., Jan. 31, 2013 (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 "Best Credit Recovery Stories" Panel at the FIG Partners West Coast Bank CEO Conference on Thursday, February 7, at 2:45 p.m. PST.

The conference is scheduled for February 6-7 at the Intercontinental Hotel in San Francisco.

About Banner Corporation

Banner Corporation is a $4.27 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