Pacific Continental Recognized as One of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in Oregon

For the eleventh consecutive year, Pacific Continental Bank receives accolades for excellence in workplace practices.

Mar 04, 2011, 15:00 ET from Pacific Continental Corporation

EUGENE, Ore., March 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Pacific Continental Corporation (Nasdaq: PCBK), the bank holding company of Pacific Continental Bank, today announced that it was again recognized by Oregon Business magazine as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in Oregon. Statewide, nearly 14,000 employees from 263 employers participated in the publication's annual survey. Rated as the highest-ranking bank in the large-company category, Pacific Continental's 26th place ranking marks the eleventh consecutive year Oregon Business magazine has recognized Pacific Continental for its excellence in workplace practices. For the fifth consecutive year, Pacific Continental was included in the large-company category which recognizes businesses with 100 or more employees working in the state of Oregon.

In acknowledging the award, Hal Brown, chief executive officer, said, "We are honored to once again be named as one of Oregon's top employers. It's no accident that for more than a decade, Pacific Continental Bank has been recognized for excellence in workplace initiatives. Our employees diligently protect the Bank's corporate culture. Their commitment to — and belief in — what we call 'The PCB Way' is absolutely the foundation for creating a strong workplace environment."

Recipients of the "100 Best Companies" recognition were measured in 50 workplace qualities under the following categories: benefits and compensation, work environment, decision-making and trust, performance management, and career development and learning.

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, 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 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.

SOURCE Pacific Continental Corporation