Bank of the West Southern California Head Richard Davis to Retire George Stanfield to Lead Southern California Division

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Bank of the West announced today that Richard Davis, Executive Vice President and Southern California Division Executive for the bank's Regional Banking Group, will retire at the end of September after a long and successful career with the company.

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"During his time with us, Rick has been a true leader, held in the highest regard by all who crossed paths with him. He has shown an unwavering commitment to our customers and was deeply involved in growing our consumer, commercial and Pacific Rim banking businesses in Southern California," said Andy Harmening, Senior Executive Vice President and Head of the bank's Regional Banking Group. "We are grateful for his many contributions to Bank of the West over his remarkable career, and we wish him all the best."

George Stanfield, head of the bank's Southwest Division, will succeed Davis as Southern California Division Executive effective Oct. 1.

An experienced consumer and business banker, Stanfield has led Bank of the West's Southwest Division for more than a decade and has been instrumental in adding customer relationships and building deposits and loans in Arizona, New Mexico and Oklahoma.

"George's expertise and outstanding record in retail and business banking and his demonstrated commitment to our customers and communities make him ideally positioned to take Bank of the West to the next level in Southern California," Harmening said. 

Stanfield has shown a deep commitment in the community through his membership in a number of organizations and institutions. He currently serves as a trustee and head of the Finance Committee of the Albuquerque Community Foundation and is a member of the Albuquerque Economic Development Organization. He is a past President of the New Mexico Bankers Association and the association's former representative on the American Bankers Association Governance Committee.  Additionally, he has served two Governor-appointed terms on the New Mexico Hospital Equipment Loan Council, which provides tax exempt financing for New Mexico health care organizations. He was inducted into the University of New Mexico's Robert O. Anderson School Hall of Fame in 2009. 

About Bank of the West:

Founded in 1874, $62.7 billion-asset Bank of the West (www.bankofthewest.com), Member FDIC and Equal Housing Lender, offers a full range of personal, commercial, wealth management and international banking services. The bank operates more than 700 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 nearly 200,000 employees.

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