Sterling Bank announced that two executives will chair the 2013-2014 fundraising campaigns for United Way. Greg Seibly, president and CEO of Sterling will chair the Spokane County United Way campaign and Carol Mangan, Oregon market president, will chair the United Way of Columbia-Willamette campaign. Seibly, who joined Sterling in 2007 and was appointed as CEO in 2009, has more than 25 years experience in banking. Since 2009, Sterling has been a pivotal partner to the United Way and its operations throughout the bank’s footprint, and has raised more than $920,000 in the Spokane area alone. “I am honored to help lead the Spokane County United Way’s regional campaign and help improve the communities we serve,” said Seibly. “As a community bank, Sterling and its employees invest time and money to the programs and services that promote United Way’s focus areas of education, financial literacy and economic prosperity.” As chair for the United Way of Columbia-Willamette’s 2013-2014 community fundraising campaigns, Carol Mangan will oversee the United Way’s community engagement and fundraising initiatives for its involvement within the greater Portland area and SW Washington region. Mangan joined Sterling Bank in 2001 and was promoted to Oregon market president in 2011. She has more than 32 years experience in banking. Mangan has directed Sterling’s prominent involvement with the United Way of Columbia-Willamette and has established Sterling Bank as a reliable source of support. Sterling Bank employees also contributed more than $71,000 to the United Way of Columbia-Willamette in 2012, resulting in more than a 65 percent year-over-year increase from 2011. United Way is a part of Sterling’s overall corporate giving program. In addition to the United Way and as part of the bank’s broader philanthropic initiatives, Sterling Bank strongly supports volunteering in the communities it serves. Through its Volunteer Time-off program, Sterling Bank gives each employee 12 paid hours a year to volunteer in his or her community. Visit Sterling Bank’s Community Giving Program to learn more. About Sterling Bank Sterling Savings Bank, the principal operating subsidiary of Sterling Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:STSA) of Spokane, Washington, is a Washington state chartered and federally insured commercial bank. Sterling Savings Bank does business as Sterling Bank and, in California, as Sonoma Bank and Borrego Springs Bank. Sterling offers banking products and services, mortgage lending, and trust and investment products to individuals, small businesses, corporations and other commercial organizations. As of March 31, 2013, Sterling had assets of $9.26 billion and operated depository branches in Washington, Oregon, Idaho and California. Visit Sterling’s website at www.bankwithsterling.com. About United Way United Way is a worldwide network in 41 countries and territories, including more than 1,200 local organizations in the U.S. It advances the common good, by focusing on the building blocks of a good quality of life—education, income and health. United Way recruits people and organizations who bring the passion, expertise and resources needed to get things done. LIVE UNITED is a call to action for everyone to become a part of the change. For more information about United Way, please visit: www.UnitedWay.org.