Umpqua Bank, a subsidiary of Umpqua Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ:UMPQ), has hired Bradley Howes as senior vice president and Director of Investor Relations, effective immediately. In this role, Howes will oversee all aspects of the bank's investor relations, including engaging new and existing investors, and building relationships with both sell- and buy-side analysts.

"Bradley has great investor relations expertise that will be instrumental in Umpqua's future as the largest community bank in the western United States," said Ron Farnsworth, Umpqua Bank's executive vice president and chief financial officer. "Bradley's experience working with investors and analysts will strengthen the relationships we've built and enhance the sophistication of our outreach. We're pleased to add him to our team."

Most recently, Howes worked directly with the CEO and Board of Directors at Flagstar Bank in Troy, Mich., as senior vice president and director of investor relations. Before joining Flagstar, Howes was with Comerica Bank in Detroit, Mich. Howes has a law degree from the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Central Michigan University.

About Umpqua Bank

Umpqua Bank, headquartered in Roseburg, Ore., is a subsidiary of Umpqua Holdings Corporation with locations between California's Central Coast and the Puget Sound, along the Oregon and Northern California Coast, and in Central Oregon and Northern Nevada. Umpqua Bank has been recognized for its innovative customer experience and banking strategy by national publications including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, BusinessWeek, Fast Company and CNBC. The company has been recognized for the past eight years in a row on FORTUNE magazine's list of the country's "100 Best Companies to Work For," and was recently named by The Portland Business Journal the Most Admired Financial Services Company in Oregon for the ninth consecutive year. In addition to its retail banking presence, Umpqua Bank owns Financial Pacific Leasing, Inc., a nationally recognized commercial finance company that provides equipment leases to small businesses.


Umpqua Holdings also owns a retail brokerage subsidiary, Umpqua Investments, Inc., which offers services through Umpqua Bank stores and in dedicated offices throughout Oregon. Umpqua's Wealth Management Division serves high net worth individuals and nonprofits by providing customized financial solutions and offerings. Umpqua Holdings Corporation is headquartered in Portland, Ore. For more information, visit

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