Press Releases

April 23, 2014
Columbia Banking System Announces First Quarter 2014 Earnings

April 23, 2014
Columbia Banking System Declares Regular Cash Dividend

April 1, 2014
Columbia Banking System Announces First Quarter 2014 Earnings Release and Conference Call Dates

February 3, 2014
Columbia Bank Names Hadley Robbins Executive Vice President And Chief Operating Officer

January 23, 2014
Columbia Banking System Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2013 Earnings and Declares Increased Dividend

January 17, 2014
Columbia Bank Appoints John Mikenis as Vice President, Commercial Banking Officer

January 17, 2014
Columbia Bank Appoints Jennifer Canessa as Retail Relationship Manager in Astoria

January 15, 2014 Columbia Banking System Announces Fourth Quarter 2013 Earnings Release and Conference Call Date
Q4 Earning Release Call

January 16, 2014
Columbia Bank Appoints Austin Patjens as Loan Officer to Allenmore Branch

January 8, 2014
Columbia Bank Gifts $20,000 to Pacific Northwest Charities in Honor of 20th Anniversary

November 18, 2013
Columbia Bank Appoints Katharine Coakley as Senior Vice President and Managing Director, Trust and Investments

October 24, 2013
Columbia Banking System Announces Third Quarter 2013 Results

October 24, 2013
Columbia Banking System Declares Increased Cash Dividend

July 25, 2013
Columbia Banking System Announces Strong Second Quarter 2013 Results and Declares Cash Dividend

July 18, 2013
Columbia Banking System to Present at the Keefe, Bruyette & Woods Community Bank Investor Conference in New York City on July 30, 2013

July 8, 2103
Columbia Banking System Announces Second Quarter 2013 Earnings Release and Conference Call Date

July 8, 2013
Columbia Bank Appoints Scott S. Newman as Senior Vice President and General Auditor

April 24, 2013
Columbia Banking System Announces First Quarter 2013 Earnings

April 24, 2013
Columbia Banking System Declares Cash Dividend

April 10, 2013
Columbia Banking System Announces First Quarter 2013 Earnings Release and Conference Call Dates

April 1, 2013
Columbia Banking System Announces Closing Of Acquisition Of West Coast Bancorp, Final Merger Consideration Election Results And Appointment Of Director

March 18, 2013
Columbia Banking System And West Coast Bancorp Announce Shareholder Approval Of Merger And Election Deadline

February 4, 2013
Melanie J. Dressel Receives 2013 Executive Excellence CEO of the Year Award from Seattle Business Magazine

January 24, 2013
Columbia Banking System Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2012 Earnings; Increased Quarterly Cash Dividend

January 7, 2013
Columbia Banking System Announces Fourth Quarter & Year 2012 Earnings Release Date and Conference Call

December 20, 2012
Columbia Bank Appoints Chris Merrywell as Senior Vice President Wealth Management Director

December 18, 2012
Forbes Ranks Columbia Bank Among Best in Nation

December 14, 2012
Columbia Bank Hires Kathy Lyda as Eastern Washington's Mortgage Loan Officer

December 3, 2012
Columbia Bank Appoints Katherine Wride as Vice President and Branch Manger of Colfax Branch

November 21, 2012
Columbia Bank Welcomes Residential Loan Officer Paul Winer to Pierce and Thurston Counties

November 16, 2012
Columbia Bank Appoints Jason Sullivan as Vice President Facilities Manager to Washington and Oregon Branches

October 25, 2012
Columbia Banking System Announces Third Quarter 2012 Earnings and Quarterly Cash Dividend

October 10, 2012
Columbia Banking System Announces Third Quarter 2012 Earnings Release and Conference Call Date

September 26, 2012
COLB and West Coast Bancorp Agree to Merge

August 28, 2012
Columbia Banking System Names Clint E. Stein Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer

July 26, 2012
Columbia Banking System Announces Solid Second Quarter 2012 Earnings

July 26, 2012
Columbia Banking System Increases Regular Cash Dividend; Declares Special Cash Dividend

July 23, 2012
Columbia State Bank Appoints Lisa Howlett as Senior Vice President Professional Banking Officer

July 6, 2012
Columbia Banking System Announces Second Quarter 2012 Earnings Release and Conference Call Date

June 11, 2012
Columbia Bank Appoints John K Nickens as Vice President of Security Risk Management

June 6, 2012
Columbia Bank Partners with Grow Washington to Create New Opportunities for Local Entrepreneurs and Small Business Owners

May 31, 2012
Columbia Bank announces Konnie Bryant as Mortgage Loan Officer

April 25, 2012
Columbia Banking System Announces First Quarter 2012 Earnings

April 25, 2012
Columbia Banking System Declares Regular Cash Dividend and Special Cash Dividend

April 19, 2012
Columbia Bank Welcomes Gary Abramson as Residential Loan Officer

April 6, 2012
Columbia Banking System Announces First Quarter 2012 Earnings Release and Conference Call Dates

April 13, 2012
Columbia Banking System to present at the D.A. Davidson Financial Services Conference May 9 - 10, 2012

February 6, 2012
Columbia Banking System Welcomes Michelle Lantow and Mae Numata to its Board of Directors

January 26, 2012
Columbia Banking System Declares Regular Cash Dividend and Special Cash Dividend

January 26, 2012
Columbia Banking System Announces Strong Earnings for Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2011

October 27, 2011
Columbia Banking System Announces Strong Third Quarter 2011 Earnings

October 27, 2011
Columbia Banking System Declares Increased Cash Dividend and Special Dividend

October 24, 2011
Columbia Bank Announces Relocation & Opening of Clallam County Branches

October 3, 2011
Melanie J. Dressel Named One of Top 25 Most Powerful Women In Banking by American Banker Magazine

August 5, 2011
Columbia Banking System Expands Presence in Eastern Washington Through FDIC Transaction

July 28, 2011
Columbia Banking System Announces Increased Second Quarter 2011 Earnings and Declares Increased Cash Dividend

July 21, 2011
Columbia Banking System to Present at the Keefe, Bruyette & Woods Community Bank Conference on August 3, 2011

July 19, 2011
Columbia Banking System Announces Second Quarter 2011 Earnings Release Date and Conference Call.

May 27, 2011
Columbia State Bank Acquires Deposits and Assets of First Heritage Bank, Snohomish, Washington

May 20, 2011
Columbia State Bank Acquires Deposits and Assets of Summit Bank, Burlington, Washington

May 3, 2011
Columbia Banking System to Present at the D.A. Davidson Financial Services Conference in Seattle, Washington on May 11, 2011

April 27, 2011
Columbia Banking System Announces Earnings for First Quarter 2011 and Declares Increased Cash Dividend

April 12, 2011
Melanie J. Dressel appointed to the American Bankers Association Board of Directors

April 11, 2011
Columbia Banking System Announces First Quarter 2011 Earnings Release and Conference Call Dates

March 24, 2011
Distinguished Executive Award presented to Mark W. Nelson, Columbia Bank Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

March 10, 2011
Columbia Bank hosted Evergreen Way Branch Grand Opening in Everett, WA

March 3, 2011
Columbia Bank Announces Three New Additions to its Yakima, WA Commercial Lending Team

March 1, 2011
Columbia Banking System to Present at Sandler O'Neill Conference

February 23, 2011
Columbia Banking System to Present at the Keefe, Bruyette & Woods Boston Bank Conference on March 1, 2011

February 4, 2011
Columbia Bank Opens New Branch in Everett, Washington

February 3, 2011
CB Announces Q4 & Year 2010 Earnings Release and Conference Call

January 19, 2011
Columbia Banking System Announces Fourth Quarter & Year 2010 Earnings Release Date and Conference Call

January 4, 2011
Columbia Bank Welcomes Cory J. Allen, VP & Commercial Banking Officer

January 11, 2011
Columbia Bank welcomes Christine Eagan

December 9, 2010
Columbia Bank Announces Redmond Branch Relocation

November 18, 2010
Columbia Bank opens new Salem, Oregon branch

November 8, 2010
Columbia State Bank Welcomes Wendy McGrane, Vice President and Commercial Banking Officer

October 25, 2010
Columbia Bank Welcomes Megan Sweeters, Senior Vice President and and Private Banking Team Leader in Seattle and Bellevue

October 22, 2010
Columbia Bank Welcomes Marilyn Hanan-hoover, Vice President and Commercial Banking Officer

October 21, 2010
Columbia State Bank Welcomes Brooke Garcia, Vice President and Treasury Management Officer

October 12, 2010
Columbia Banking System Announces Q3 2010 Earnings Release Date & Conference Call

August 12, 2010
Columbia State Bank Announces New Banking Team in Salem, Oregon

August 11, 2010
Columbia Banking System Repays all $76.9 Million in Capital Purchase Program Funds

July 29, 2010
Columbia Bannking System Announces Second Quarter 2010 Earnings; Declares Cash Dividend

July 14, 2010
Columbia Banking System Annouces Second Quarter 2010 Earning Release date and Conference Call

May 7, 2010
Columbia State Bank Opens Its Newest Branch in the Portland Fox Tower Building

May 7, 2010
Melanie Dressel, President and CEO of Columbia State Bank Awarded 2010 Business Leader of the Year

April 28, 2010
Columbia Banking System Announces Commencement of $150 Million Public Offering of Common Stock

May 5, 2010
Columbia Banking System Announces Closing of Common Stock Offering

April 28, 2010
Columbia Banking System Announces Earnings of $6.8 Million for First Quarter 2010; Declares Cash Dividend

February 19, 2010
Columbia Banking System to Present at the Sandler O'Neill West Coast Financial Services Conference

January 29, 2010
Columbia Banking System Acquires Deposits and Assets of American Marine Bank, Bainbridge Island

January 28, 2010
Columbia Banking System Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2009 Results; Declares Cash Dividend

January 22, 2010
Columbia Banking System Acquires Deposits and Assets of Columbia River Bank, The Dalles, Oregon

January 6, 2010
Columbia Banking System Announces Fourth Quarter and Year 2009 Earnings Release Date and Conference Call