Sterling Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:STSA) today announced that its Chief Financial Officer, Patrick Rusnak, is scheduled to present at the Keefe, Bruyette & Woods Bank Community Bank Investor Conference in New York on July 31, 2013. Sterling’s presentation is scheduled to commence at 9 a.m. EDT. A link to the presentation webcast will be available at www.sterlingfinancialcorporation.com. About Sterling Financial CorporationSterling Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:STSA) of Spokane, Washington, is the bank holding company for Sterling Savings Bank, 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.