Banner Corporation (NASDAQ:BANR), the parent company of Banner Bank and Islanders Bank, today announced its Board of Directors declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of $0.01 per share. The dividend is payable October 15, 2012, to common shareholders of record on October 5, 2012. Banner Corporation also announced that it will report third quarter 2012 results after the market closes on Wednesday, October 24, 2012. Management will host a conference call on Thursday, October 25 at 8:00 a.m. PDT (11:00 a.m. EDT) to discuss the results. The call will also be broadcast live via the internet. Interested investors may listen to the call live or via replay at www.bannerbank.com. Investment professionals are invited to dial (480) 629-9692 to participate in the call. A replay will be available for one week at (303) 590-3030, using access code 4565884. About the Company Banner Corporation is a $4.2 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.