ADVISORY, July 26, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --
Columbia Banking System, Inc. [COLB], the holding Company of Columbia State Bank, a Washington state-chartered full-service commercial bank, will visit the NASDAQ MarketSite in Times Square.
In honor of the occasion and of their upcoming 20th anniversary, Melanie Dressel, President & CEO will ring the Opening Bell.
NASDAQ MarketSite – 4 Times Square – 43rd & Broadway – Broadcast Studio
Monday, July 29, 2013 – 9:15 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. ET
Vice President, Corporate Communications
Fiber Line (Encompass Waterfront): 4463
Gal 3C/06C 95.05 degrees West
18 mhz Lower
DL 3811 Vertical
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About Columbia Banking System, Inc. [COLB]:
Headquartered in Tacoma, Washington, Columbia Banking System, Inc. is the holding Company of Columbia State Bank, a Washington state-chartered full-service commercial bank. For the seventh consecutive year, the bank was named in 2013 as one of Puget Sound Business Journal's "Washington's Best Workplaces."
With the recent acquisition of West Coast Bancorp, Columbia Banking System has 156 banking offices, including 86 branches in Washington State and 70 branches in Oregon. Columbia State Bank does business under the Bank of Astoria name in Astoria, Warrenton, Seaside, Cannon Beach, Manzanita and Tillamook in Oregon. More information about Columbia can be found on its website at www.columbiabank.com.
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