Grant Hoffman Joins Bank of the West Premium Wine Group

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Bank of the West announced today that Grant Hoffman, a long-time banker in the wine and beverage industries, has joined the Bank's Premium Wine Group.

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As a Senior Relationship Manager, Hoffman will be responsible for managing a portfolio of high profile clients throughout the premium winemaking regions of California and the Northwest.

Hoffman has 15 years of experience in the wine and beverage industry. Most recently, he spent 14 years as a wine and beverage industry banker at Silicon Valley Bank. In addition to his wine industry expertise, Hoffman has strategic planning knowledge from working several years in finance, asset management and treasury.

"Grant Hoffman's understanding of finance and the wine industry make him a great addition to our rapidly growing Premium Wine Group," said Adam Beak, head of Bank of the West's Premium Wine Group.

Through its dedication to strong, long-lasting relationship, the Premium Wine Group has grown with its clients in recent years, more than doubling its assets since 2009. In the same time period the Bank has doubled the size of its wine banking team to meet the growing demand for its financial expertise and products, including loans, foreign exchange and cash management.

With both domestic and international clients turning to the Premium Wine Group, the Bank's relationship with BNP Paribas remains a unique advantage, allowing Bank of the West to combine a local touch with a global reach spanning wine-producing regions throughout the world. 

About Bank of the West

Founded in 1874, $64 billion-asset Bank of the West (www.bankofthewest.com) offers a full 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 nearly 200,000 employees. Bank of the West is a Member FDIC and Equal Housing Lender.

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