Pacific Continental Bank Recognized as One of Oregon's Most Admired Companies

Executives from across the state once again select Pacific Continental as one of the most admired companies in Oregon.

Dec 10, 2010, 16:00 ET from Pacific Continental Corporation

EUGENE, Ore., Dec. 10, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Pacific Continental Corporation (Nasdaq: PCBK), the holding company of Pacific Continental Bank, today announced that it was recently recognized as one of Oregon's most admired companies in the Portland Business Journal's 2010 Most Admired Companies survey. Once again, Pacific Continental placed in the top ten within the "Financial Services" category.

In a survey sent to some 1,800 chief executive officers and top-level managers throughout Oregon and SW Washington, recipients were asked to select three companies they most admire across eight industries, including technology, health care, nonprofits, financial services, professional services, commercial real estate, traditional manufacturing and agriculture and wood products. Companies within each category received points depending on whether they were identified as a first, second or third choice. The points were then tabulated.

"We are honored to once again be selected as one of Oregon's most admired companies," said Hal Brown, Pacific Continental's chief executive officer. "Our employees deserve a tremendous amount of credit. Every day I witness our bankers putting forth the extra effort required to ensure Pacific Continental remains a highly regarded company."

About Pacific Continental Bank

Pacific Continental Bank, the operating subsidiary of Pacific Continental Corporation, delivers highly personalized services through fourteen banking offices in Oregon and Washington. Pacific Continental, with $1.2 billion in assets, has established one of the most unique and attractive metropolitan branch networks in the Pacific 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, healthcare professionals, professional service providers and nonprofit organizations.

Since its founding in 1972, Pacific Continental Bank (PCB) has been honored with numerous business and community-service awards from highly regarded third-party organizations. Most recently, in September 2010, PCB was recognized as a top-ten company by the Portland Business Journal in the publication's annual corporate philanthropy awards; in June 2010, The Seattle Times selected the Bank  as one of the Top 20 Companies of the Decade and - for the tenth consecutive year - named Pacific Continental to its  "Best of the Northwest" ranking of top publicly rated companies headquartered in the Pacific Northwest; and, in March 2010, Oregon Business magazine recognized PCB as the top-ranked financial institution to work for in the publication's large company category, making it the tenth consecutive year Pacific Continental has been recognized as one of the 100 Best Companies to work for in Oregon.

Pacific Continental Corporation's shares are listed on the Nasdaq Global Select Market under the symbol "PCBK" and are a component of the Russell 2000 Index. Supplementary information about Pacific Continental can be found online at

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