Columbia Banking System Announces Date of First Quarter Earnings Release And Conference Call

Apr 17, 2001, 01:00 ET from Columbia Banking System, Inc.

    TACOMA, Wash., April 17 /PRNewswire/ --
 Columbia Banking System (Nasdaq:   COLB) today announced that it plans to
 release its first quarter 2001 earnings results on Thursday, April 26.  The
 Company will discuss the quarterly results on a conference call at l:00 PDT on
 the same day.  Forward-looking and other material information may be discussed
 on this conference call.
     Interested investors, analysts, media representatives and the public are
 invited to listen to this discussion by calling 800-450-0821.  A conference
 call replay will be available from approximately 4:30 p.m. PDT on
 April 26 through midnight PDT on Thursday, May 3, 2001.  The conference call
 replay can be accessed by dialing 800-475-6701 and entering access code
 583001.
     Columbia Banking System has also announced that the annual meeting of its
 shareholders will be held Tuesday, May 15, 2001 at 1:00 p.m. PDT.  The meeting
 will be held at the Sheraton Tacoma Hotel, located at 1320 Broadway Plaza in
 downtown Tacoma.
     Columbia Banking System, Inc. is a Tacoma-based bank holding company whose
 wholly owned subsidiary is Columbia Bank, a Washington state-chartered
 full-service commercial bank with 28 banking offices in Pierce, King, Cowlitz,
 Kitsap and Thurston counties.  Columbia's stock trades on the Nasdaq Stock
 Market(SM) under the symbol COLB.
 
     CONTACT:  J. James Gallagher, Chief Executive Officer, 253-305-0604, or
 Jo Anne Coy, Vice President and Marketing Director, 253-305-1965, both of
 Columbia Banking System, Inc.
 
 

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    TACOMA, Wash., April 17 /PRNewswire/ --
 Columbia Banking System (Nasdaq:   COLB) today announced that it plans to
 release its first quarter 2001 earnings results on Thursday, April 26.  The
 Company will discuss the quarterly results on a conference call at l:00 PDT on
 the same day.  Forward-looking and other material information may be discussed
 on this conference call.
     Interested investors, analysts, media representatives and the public are
 invited to listen to this discussion by calling 800-450-0821.  A conference
 call replay will be available from approximately 4:30 p.m. PDT on
 April 26 through midnight PDT on Thursday, May 3, 2001.  The conference call
 replay can be accessed by dialing 800-475-6701 and entering access code
 583001.
     Columbia Banking System has also announced that the annual meeting of its
 shareholders will be held Tuesday, May 15, 2001 at 1:00 p.m. PDT.  The meeting
 will be held at the Sheraton Tacoma Hotel, located at 1320 Broadway Plaza in
 downtown Tacoma.
     Columbia Banking System, Inc. is a Tacoma-based bank holding company whose
 wholly owned subsidiary is Columbia Bank, a Washington state-chartered
 full-service commercial bank with 28 banking offices in Pierce, King, Cowlitz,
 Kitsap and Thurston counties.  Columbia's stock trades on the Nasdaq Stock
 Market(SM) under the symbol COLB.
 
     CONTACT:  J. James Gallagher, Chief Executive Officer, 253-305-0604, or
 Jo Anne Coy, Vice President and Marketing Director, 253-305-1965, both of
 Columbia Banking System, Inc.
 
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