Umpqua Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: UMPQ), parent company of Umpqua Bank and Umpqua Investments, Inc., today announced that its Board of Directors approved a fourth quarter cash dividend of $0.09 per common share. The dividend is payable on December 28, 2012 to shareholders of record as of December 14, 2012. “We are accelerating the payment of our fourth quarter dividend from January to December to provide potential benefit to our shareholders for tax purposes,” said Ray Davis, president and CEO of Umpqua Holdings Corporation. About Umpqua Holdings Corporation Umpqua Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: UMPQ) is the parent company of Umpqua Bank, an Oregon-based community bank recognized for its entrepreneurial approach, innovative use of technology, and distinctive banking solutions. Umpqua Bank has locations between San Francisco, California, and Seattle, Washington, along the Oregon and Northern California Coast, Central Oregon and Northern Nevada. Umpqua Holdings also owns a retail brokerage subsidiary, Umpqua Investments, Inc., which has locations in Umpqua Bank stores and in dedicated offices in Oregon. Umpqua Private Bank serves high net worth individuals and non-profits, providing trust and investment services. Umpqua Holdings Corporation is headquartered in Portland, Ore. For more information, visit www.umpquaholdingscorp.com.