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  • October 28, 2014

    CB Welcomes Ford Elsaesser to Its Board

    William T. Weyerhaeuser, Chairman of the Board of Columbia Banking System, Inc. (“Columbia;” NASDAQ: COLB), the parent company of Columbia State Bank, announced that Ford Elsaesser has been appointed to the Board of Directors, effective upon the closing of Columbia’s pending acquisition of Intermountain Community Bancorp, (“Intermountain”), which is anticipated to occur on or about November 1, 2014. Mr. Elsaesser has served as Chairman of the Board of Intermountain since May, 2013 and as a member of the Intermountain Board since 1997.
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  • October 23, 2014

    CB Announces Third Quarter 2014 Earnings

    Melanie Dressel, President and Chief Executive Officer of Columbia Banking System and Columbia Bank, said upon the release of Columbia's third quarter 2014 earnings, “I’m very pleased with our loan and deposit production during the third quarter. By remaining externally focused on organic growth, our bankers continue to deepen existing relationships as well as establish new ones.”
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  • October 23, 2014

    CB Announces Regular and Special Dividends

    Columbia Banking System, Inc, (NASDAQ: COLB) announced that a quarterly cash dividend of $0.16 per common share, and per common share equivalent for holders of preferred stock, will be paid on November 19, 2014 to shareholders of record as of the close of business on October 31, 2014.
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  • October 20, 2014

    CB and IMCB Announce Election Deadline

    CB and IMCB jointly announced that the deadline for Intermountain shareholders to elect the form of consideration that they will receive upon the closing of the merger of Intermountain with and into Columbia (the “Merger”) has been set for 5:00 P.M. Pacific Daylight Time on October 27, 2014 (the “Election Deadline”).
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  • October 10, 2014

    CB Announces 3Q 2014 Earnings Release Date

    Columbia Banking System, Inc, expects to report third quarter 2014 financial results before the market opens on Thursday, October 23, 2014 PDT.
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  • September 03, 2014

    CB Welcomes Craig Eerkes and Mark Finkelstein

    William Weyerhaeuser, Chairman of the Board of Columbia Banking System, the parent company of Columbia Bank, announced that Craig D. Eerkes and Mark A. Finkelstein have joined the board of directors, effective September 2, 2014. These new appointments are being made in anticipation of directors who are reaching retirement age and whose terms will expire next spring.
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  • September 02, 2014

    CB Names Kumi Baruffi EVP and General Counsel

    Columbia Banking System, Inc, announced that Kumi Yamamoto Baruffi has been appointed Executive Vice President and General Counsel of the company and its subsidiary Columbia State Bank.
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  • July 24, 2014

    CB Enters Idaho with Merger

    Columbia Banking System, Inc, and Intermountain Community Bancorp today jointly announced the signing of a definitive agreement to merge Intermountain into Columbia in a stock and cash transaction valued at approximately $121.5 million or approximately $18.22 per share based on Columbia’s July 23, 2014, stock price. The combined company will have approximately $8.2 billion in assets with over 150 branches throughout Washington, Oregon and Idaho.
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