Sierra Vista Banks Adds More Community Expertise With Anne Schultz Eckert

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FOLSOM, CA--(Marketwire - Feb 27, 2013) - Sierra Vista Bank (OTCQB: SVBA) added another accomplished banking executive with deep community connections to its team with the hiring of Anne Schultz Eckert as Senior Vice President and Commercial Banking Manager.

"Anne has great experience and skills in so many important parts of banking," stated Gregory Patton, President and CEO. "And she is a terrific fit for us because she also has deep ties to this community. She knows and cares about the people who live and work here."

Ms. Schultz Eckert has over 30 years of experience in community banking, almost all of it in this region. Her range of expertise includes everything from commercial real estate and business lending, to mentoring up-and-coming executives, to being called in to help manage troubled credits back to health.

In addition, she's been active in the community for years, including her work with CASA El Dorado, a non-profit group that advocates for children in the foster care system, and she's a past President of the Rotary Club of Cameron Park.

"What I really like about community banking is that we genuinely are part of the community. We serve this community and help it grow. Business owners and individuals can talk to the decision makers in the Bank," Ms. Schultz Eckert said. "Sierra Vista Bank has such a great personal touch with its customers. I am so excited to be joining Sierra Vista, it feels like coming home."

Ms. Schultz Eckert lives in Plymouth with her husband and five cats, and she spends as much of her free time as she can on outdoor activities, including camping, hiking, backpacking, cross country skiing, running, cycling and traveling.

About Sierra Vista Bank
Sierra Vista Bank is a locally owned community bank headquartered at 1710 Prairie City Rd. in Folsom, California since March 2007 and has a branch located in the Sam's Town Center in Cameron Park. The Bank prides itself on serving the financial needs of small businesses and professionals in Folsom and throughout the Highway 50 Corridor while remaining committed to community philanthropy. Additional information about Sierra Vista Bank can be found at www.sierravistabank.com or by calling (916) 850-1500.

Forward Looking Statement:
In addition to historical information, this press release includes forward-looking statements, such as statements regarding increases in non-interest income, future profitability, the bank's ability to address challenges impacting economy in which it operates and future loan losses, which reflect management's current expectations for the bank's future financial results and business prospects. Forward-looking statements are inherently subject to risks and uncertainties, and actual results could differ materially from those currently anticipated due to a number of factors, which include, but are not limited to: (a) changes in competitive pressures among depository and other financial institutions or in the bank's ability to compete effectively against larger financial institutions in its banking market; (b) actions of government regulators or changes in laws, regulations or accounting standards, that adversely affect the bank's business; (c) changes in interest rates and/or inflation; (d) changes in general economic or business conditions and the real estate market in the bank's market; and (e) other unexpected developments or changes in the bank's business or its customers' businesses. Such risks and uncertainties could cause results for subsequent interim periods or for the entire year to differ materially from those indicated. You should not place undue reliance on the forward-looking statements, which reflect management's view only as of the date hereof. The Bank undertakes no obligation to publicly revise these forward-looking statements to reflect subsequent events or circumstances.

Contact:

Gregory Patton
President/CEO
Sierra Vista Bank
(916) 850-1515
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Lesa Fynes
EVP/CFO
Sierra Vista Bank
(916) 850-1505
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