Edward Plotkin Joins NB|AZ Wealth Management as Vice President and Wealth Manager

Helps National Bank of Arizona Customers, Others to Plan and Manage Their Assets

Dec 20, 2010, 09:00 ET from NB|AZ Wealth Management

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Dec. 20, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- NB|AZ Wealth Management, which provides wealth management services to National Bank of Arizona customers and others, announced today that Edward Plotkin has joined the group as Vice President and Wealth Manager.

Ed will work with high-net-worth families throughout Arizona to establish comprehensive strategies for planning and managing their assets. Drawing on NB|AZ Wealth Management's broad portfolio of services, he will address all aspects of clients' wealth management needs from trusts and estates to business transitions and retirement.

"We are very pleased to have Ed join the NB|AZ Wealth Management group, where he will bring a wealth of experience and a comprehensive, personalized approach to high-net-worth families across Arizona. Ed will be available to National Bank of Arizona customers who need wealth management services, beginning by getting to know the families he serves and then developing a thorough understanding of their financial needs," says Keith Maio, President and Chief Executive Officer of National Bank of Arizona.

Prior to joining NB|AZ Wealth Management, Ed worked as a senior private banking officer at Phoenix's MidFirst Bank, leading start-up marketing and staffing efforts as well as credit and investment operations. Earlier, he focused on financial and estate planning for affluent families, corporate executives, and business owners at UBS and Merrill Lynch.

About NB|AZ Wealth Management

NB|AZ Wealth Management, the name used by Contango Capital Advisors in Arizona, offers an innovative approach to family and endowment financial strategies. It focuses on each individual's real-life situation and desires and uses a broad array of analytical techniques and risk-management tools to design and manage clients' investment portfolios. Contango Capital Advisors is the wealth-management arm of Zions Bancorporation, which is the parent of National Bank of Arizona.

About National Bank of Arizona

Founded in Tucson, Ariz., in 1984, National Bank of Arizona is a community bank serving professionals and meeting the needs of small and mid-sized Arizona businesses. Arizona's fourth-largest bank with more than $4.5 billion in assets, National Bank has over 76 offices throughout the state. For more information, visit www.nbarizona.com.

Securities and investment products offered by Contango Capital Advisors, Inc. are NOT FDIC-INSURED – NOT BANK GUARANTEED – MAY LOSE VALUE.

SOURCE NB|AZ Wealth Management