Banner Corporation (NASDAQ: BANR), the parent company of Banner Bank and Islanders Bank, today announced that Mark J. Grescovich, President and CEO, is scheduled to participate in a Washington Banks Panel at the Sandler O’Neill & Partners West Coast Financial Services Conference on Tuesday, March 6, at 2:50 p.m. PST. The conference is scheduled for March 5-7 at the Ritz Carlton in San Francisco. The panel discussion will be available in its entirety, both live and via 30-day replay, at www.sandleroneill.com. Go to the “Conferences” button at the bottom of the homepage; then select “Register to View Webcast” under the West Coast Financial Services Conference heading. About Banner Corporation Banner Corporation is a $4.3 billion bank holding company operating two commercial banks in Washington, Oregon and Idaho. Banner serves the Pacific Northwest region with a full range of deposit services and business, commercial real estate, construction, residential, agricultural and consumer loans. Visit Banner Bank on the Web at www.bannerbank.com.