EUGENE, Ore., Dec. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Pacific Continental Bank, the operating subsidiary of Pacific Continental Corporation (Nasdaq: PCBK), announced today its Chief Executive Officer Hal Brown was named as 2012 CEO of the Year in the financial services category.
Selections of the CEO of the Year honorees are a separate component of The Portland Business Journal's annual Oregon's Most Admired Companies awards. The Portland Business Journal's editorial staff selected the CEO of the Year honorees based on a ranking of several criteria, including company performance, management style, innovation and community involvement. Awards were distributed to CEOs in the following industry categories: manufacturing, technology, commercial real estate, financial services, professional services, health care, nonprofits, and agriculture and forest products – as well as the overall winner across all industries.
"I am honored to accept this recognition," said Brown. "Receiving it in 2012 is especially rewarding as we continue to navigate the weak economy and work our way through ever-increasing regulation." Brown continued, "Of course a CEO cannot be successful without a great team, so I accept this award on behalf of our talented and dedicated employees who, in spite of a still difficult operating environment, successfully work to meet the needs of our clients and communities."
About Pacific Continental Bank
Pacific Continental Bank, the operating subsidiary of Pacific Continental Corporation, delivers highly personalized services through 14 banking offices in Oregon and Washington. The Bank also operates a loan production office in Tacoma, Washington. With $1.3 billion in assets, Pacific Continental has established one of the most unique and attractive metropolitan branch networks in the Northwest with offices in three of the region's largest markets including Seattle, Portland and Eugene. Pacific Continental targets the banking needs of community-based businesses, health care professionals, professional service providers and nonprofit organizations.
Since its founding in 1972, Pacific Continental Bank has been honored with numerous awards and recognitions from highly regarded third-party organizations including The Seattle Times, the Portland Business Journal and Oregon Business magazine. A complete list of the company's awards and recognitions – as well as supplementary information about Pacific Continental Bank – can be found online at www.therightbank.com. Pacific Continental Corporation's shares, a component of the Russell 2000 Index, are listed on the Nasdaq Global Select Market under the symbol "PCBK."
SOURCE Pacific Continental Bank