Umpqua Private Bank Expands into San Francisco, Appoints Shane Hiller to Lead Growth

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PORTLAND, Ore.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--

Umpqua Bank, a subsidiary of Umpqua Holdings Corporation (UMPQ), is expanding its Private Bank division into the San Francisco region. The company has hired Shane Hiller, an industry veteran with more than 20 years of wealth management experience, as senior vice president and market leader. Hiller will be responsible for building Umpqua Private Bank’s team in the region and for delivering its high-touch, personally customized offerings to clients in the Bay Area and beyond.

Umpqua Private Bank builds customized investment solutions for clients with more than $3 million in net worth and $1 million in investable assets while delivering the company’s trademark customer experience. The Private Bank’s expansion into the Bay Area reflects increasing demand for an integrated approach to wealth management in the region, and follows successful forays into the Portland and Seattle markets.

“The Bay Area is a hub for innovative companies and individuals, and is a great fit for Umpqua’s unique approach to banking. As we prepare to open our flagship store in San Francisco’s financial district, we’re excited to provide clients with integrated private banking, retail and commercial services,” said Kelly Johnson, executive vice president, wealth management. “It’s a pleasure to have a regional leader with Shane’s depth and diversity of experience on board, and we look forward to his success building a regional team and growing our Private Bank presence as a whole.”

Hiller’s appointment in San Francisco is part of a series of strategic moves made by the company to solidify its presence in the Bay Area, including the opening of a flagship store in San Jose, and its 2012 acquisition of Circle Bank. These moves have enabled Umpqua to offer a comprehensive suite of community banking, commercial lending, home lending and business banking services to local consumers and businesses. A flagship store in San Francisco’s financial district is slated to open next month, and will mark Umpqua Bank’s eighth store in the region.

Before joining Umpqua, Hiller was director at Citi Private Bank. His career also included senior wealth management positions at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, Wells Fargo Private Bank, and Bank of America. He currently serves on the committee of the Notre Dame des Victories School Buildings and Grounds, and is an active member of the San Francisco Apartment Association.

About Umpqua Bank

Umpqua Bank, headquartered in Roseburg, Ore., is a subsidiary of Umpqua Holdings Corporation, with locations between San Francisco and Seattle, along the Oregon and Northern California Coast, and in Central Oregon and Northern Nevada. Umpqua Bank has been recognized for its innovative customer experience and banking strategy by national publications including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, BusinessWeek, Fast Company and CNBC. The company has been recognized for the past seven years in a row on FORTUNE magazine’s list of the country’s “100 Best Companies to Work For,” and was recently named by The Portland Business Journal, for the eighth consecutive year, Most Admired Financial Services Company in Oregon, and the state’s fifth-most admired company overall for 2012.

Umpqua Holdings also owns a retail brokerage subsidiary, Umpqua Investments, Inc., which offers services through Umpqua Bank stores and in dedicated offices throughout Oregon, Washington and California. Umpqua’s Wealth Management Division serves high net worth individuals and nonprofits by providing customized financial solutions and offerings. Umpqua Holdings Corporation is headquartered in Portland, Ore. For more information, visit http://www.umpquabank.com.

About Umpqua Private Bank

Umpqua Private Bank is a division of Umpqua Bank serving high net worth individuals and nonprofits by providing customized financial products and wealth management services. Umpqua Private Bank is headquartered in Portland, Ore., and serves clients in Oregon, Washington and California. For more information, visit http://umpquabank.com/privatebank.

Contact:
For Umpqua Bank
Tom Biro, 862-485-0711
Tom@allisonpr.com

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