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Bank of the West Earns Recognition As a 2016 Javelin Online Banking Leader in the “Customer-First Banking” Category

December 2 – Bank of the West has been chosen as one of the winners of the Javelin Online Banking Leader awards for financial institutions (FIs) that distinguished themselves from the competition by providing the outstanding online banking experiences for their customers.

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Banks Honored for Ingenuity and Technology Strategy

November 11 – Computer Services, Inc., a provider of end-to-end financial technology solutions, honored three banks for their outstanding approach to technology and service as part of the company’s fourth annual Seeing Business Differently Awards. Illinois National Bank, Salin Bank and Truxton Trust were selected as this year’s winning institutions and were recognized during CSI Customer Conference 2016.

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Bank of the West Helps Clients Find a Purpose in Their Philanthropy

November 11 – As the season of giving draws closer and year-end tax planning shines a spotlight on philanthropy, Bank of the West Wealth Management Group is helping clients think beyond charitable giving and consider how individuals and organizations can align their values with their portfolios. Through purpose-built philanthropy, Bank of the West educates and empowers investors to think strategically and holistically about philanthropic goals and identify ways to deploy capital to meet those goals – aligning values and meaning with various asset classes.

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Citi Launches Global API Developer Hub to Enable Open Banking

November 11 – Citi has announced the launch of a new global API Developer Hub (developer.citi.com) to rapidly connect with developers and enable them to build innovative client solutions faster than ever before. The global developer platform is one of the most comprehensive to date in the financial services industry.

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Opus Bank Named Official Bank of the Pac-12 Conference

September 30 – Opus Bank has been named the Official Bank of the Pac-12 Conference , the exclusive bank sponsor of the Pac-12, and sponsor of the Pac-12 Networks.

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FirstBank’s “90 Seconds to Success” Business Video Contest Returns

September 27 – FirstBank, Colorado’s second largest bank and one of the nation’s largest privately held banks, has announced the return of its popular business video competition. Renamed “90 Seconds to Success,” the contest will award two companies—one in Colorado and one in Arizona—$20,000 each. Runners-up in both states will receive $2,500.

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California United Bank Receives “Outstanding” CRA Rating

September 27 – California United Bank (“CUB” or “the Company”), a subsidiary of CU Bancorp (NASDAQ:CUNB), has received an “Outstanding” rating – the highest rating possible – from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) for its performance under the under the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA).

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Regions Bank, Fundation and TruFund to Provide Loans to Underserved Small Businesses

September 14 – Regions Bank, together with Fundation Group LLC, a digitally-enabled small business lender, and TruFund, a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI), have jointly announced a first-of-its-kind agreement to provide small-dollar loans to underserved small businesses.

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First Republic Honored For Addressing Income Inequality

August 17 – First Republic Bank and Rosana Han, head of the bank’s Community Reinvestment programs, have both been recognized by the National Asian American Coalition (NAAC) for their work in addressing income and wealth inequality.

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FirstBank Donates $2.1 Million to Charity in First Half of 2016

August 12 – FirstBank, Colorado’s second-largest bank and third largest privately held bank in the nation, has announced the results of its annual community investment program. As of June 30, FirstBank has donated more than $2.1 million to nonprofit organizations across Colorado, Arizona and California, bringing its charitable donation total to $55 million since 2000.

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