Bank of the West Named Best Bank Employer by Hispanic Network Magazine Among 2014's "Best of the Best" for Diversity

SAN FRANCISCO, May 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Bank of the West has been named one of the "Best Bank Employers" by DiversityComm, Inc., publisher of Hispanic Network Magazine. This recognition honors organizations that incorporate diversity into their business practices and leverage that diversity to the benefit of their clients and customers.

"Our goal is to be as diverse as the communities we serve across our 19 state footprint, and we are honored to receive this award. We believe it is extremely valuable to embrace and leverage diversity of background, thought and talent, as it supports Bank of the West as a great place to work, sharpens our competitive advantage and  enables us to deliver better customer experiences, said Donald Duggan, head of banking services and diversity & inclusion council chair at Bank of the West.

DiversityComm, Inc. conducts this evaluation yearly in order to identify companies that are the "Best of the Best" in outreach to and accessibility for the Hispanic/Latino, African American and Female communities. This unbiased study is a valuable resource for jobseekers, business owners, students, senior management, and consumers.

Duggan added, "We are proud to be recognized for our ongoing partnership and appreciate the opportunity to effectively mirror and work in the best interests of the communities we serve."

"This year's 'Best of the Best' showcases the outstanding firms that are leading the way in diversity efforts at all levels," said Mona Lisa Faris, president and publisher of the Hispanic Network Magazine. "These companies know that we achieve so much more and that success is amplified when we leverage our differences."

About Bank of the West
Founded in 1874, $68 billion-asset Bank of the West (www.bankofthewest.com), member FDIC and equal housing lender, offers a wide range of personal, commercial, wealth management and international banking services. The bank operates more than 600 retail and commercial banking locations in 19 Western and Midwestern states. Bank of the West is a subsidiary of BNP Paribas, which has a presence in 80 countries with 190,000 employees, including 145,000 in Europe.

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