West Coast Bancorp Declares Quarterly Cash Dividend Of $.05 Per Common Share

LAKE OSWEGO, Ore., Sept. 26, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The West Coast Bancorp (Nasdaq:WCBO) Board of Directors declared a quarterly cash dividend of $.05 per common share on September 25, 2012. Robert D. Sznewajs, President & CEO, said, "We are pleased to announce a shareholder cash dividend, which is indicative of the current operating performance and capital position of the Company, and reflective of the hard work of the West Coast team." The dividend will be payable on October 31, 2012, to shareholders of record on October 10, 2012. West Coast Bancorp is a publicly held, Northwest bank holding company headquartered in Oregon with $2.4 billion in assets, and the parent company of West Coast Bank and West Coast Trust Company, Inc. West Coast Bank operates 58 branches in Oregon and Washington. The Company serves clients who seek the resources, sophisticated products and expertise of larger financial institutions, along with the local decision-making, market knowledge, and customer service orientation of a community bank. The Company offers a broad range of banking, investment, fiduciary and trust services. For more information, please visit the Company web site at www.wcb.com .

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CONTACT: Robert D. Sznewajs          President & CEO         503.598.3243	         sznewajsr@wcb.com                  Anders Giltvedt         Executive Vice President & CFO          503.598.3250         giltvedta@wcb.com

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