MARK J. GRESCOVICH,PRESIDENT & CEOLLOYD W. BAKER, CFO(509) 527-3636
WALLA WALLA, Wash., Jan. 31, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Banner Corporation (NASDAQ GSM:BANR), the parent company of Banner Bank and Islanders Bank, today announced that Mark J. Grescovich, President and CEO, is scheduled to participate in a panel on "What's Changed in Banking" at the FIG Partners 8 th Annual West Coast Bank CEO Forum in Los Angeles. Banner's panel is on Thursday, February 2, 2017, at 8:00 a.m. PST. For more information on the conference, or to schedule a one-on-one meeting, please contact your FIG representative. About the Company On October 1, 2015, Banner Corporation completed the acquisition of AmericanWest Bank which was merged into Banner Bank, a transformational merger that brought together two financially strong, well-respected institutions and created a leading Western bank. Banner Corporation is now a $9.8 billion bank holding company operating two commercial banks in five Western states through a network of branches offering 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.