EUGENE, Ore., Dec. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Pacific Continental Bank, the bank subsidiary of Pacific Continental Corporation (Nasdaq: PCBK), today announced that it was recently recognized as one of Oregon's most admired companies in the Portland Business Journal's 2011 Most Admired Companies survey. For the fourth time, Pacific Continental was ranked as a top-ten company in the "Financial Services" classification.
"To be recognized once again as a 'most admired' company is indeed an honor," said Hal Brown, Pacific Continental's chief executive officer. "It's especially nice that the recognition came from executives who work across vastly different industry classifications. Everyone at Pacific Continental, from front-line staff to the board of directors, greatly appreciates the recognition."
In a survey sent to approximately 1,800 chief executive officers and top-level managers throughout Oregon and SW Washington, recipients were asked to select three companies they most admire across eight industry classifications. Within each category, companies named by the responding CEOs were identified as first-, second- or third-place choice. This year's survey marks the sixth year the Portland Business Journal has polled regional CEOs for this particular recognition.About Pacific Continental Bank Pacific Continental Bank, the operating subsidiary of Pacific Continental Corporation, delivers highly personalized services through 14 banking offices in Oregon and Washington. The Bank also operates a loan production office in Tacoma, Washington. With $1.3 billion in assets, Pacific Continental has established one of the most unique and attractive metropolitan branch networks in the 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 www.therightbank.com. Pacific Continental Corporation's shares, a component of the Russell 2000 Index, are listed on the Nasdaq Global Select Market under the symbol "PCBK." SOURCE Pacific Continental Bank