Columbia Banking System Q2 10

July 14, 2010

Contact:
JoAnne Coy, Vice President,
Corporate Communications
253-305-1965; jcoy@columbiabank.com

 

COLUMBIA BANKING SYSTEM ANNOUNCES SECOND QUARTER 2010
EARNINGS RELEASE DATE AND CONFERENCE CALL

TACOMA, Washington--- Columbia Banking System, Inc. (NASDAQ: COLB) expects to report second quarter 2010 financial results on Thursday, July 29, 2010 at 6:15 a.m. PDT. Management will discuss these results on a conference call scheduled for that afternoon at 1:00 p.m. PDT (4:00 p.m. EDT). Interested parties may listen to this discussion by calling 1-888-318-7969; Conference ID code #88090193.

A conference call replay will be available from approximately 4:00 p.m. PDT on July 29, 2010 through midnight PDT on August 5, 2010. The conference call replay can be accessed by dialing 1-800-642-1687 and entering Conference ID code #88090193.

 

About Columbia

Headquartered in Tacoma, Washington, Columbia Banking System, Inc. is the holding company of Columbia Bank, a Washington state-chartered full-service commercial bank which was awarded third place in the large employer category by Seattle Business Magazine’s 100 Best Companies to Work For 2010 and was designated one of Puget Sound Business Journal’s “Washington’s Best Workplaces 2009”.

With the January, 2010 FDIC-assisted acquisitions of Columbia River Bank and American Marine Bank, Columbia Banking System has 85 banking offices, including 60 branches in Washington State and 25 branches in Oregon. Columbia Bank does business under the Bank of Astoria name at the Bank of Astoria’s former branches located in Astoria, Warrenton, Seaside, Cannon Beach, Manzanita and Tillamook. More information about Columbia can be found on its website at www.columbiabank.com.

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