Umpqua Bank, a subsidiary of Umpqua Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ:UMPQ), announced today that it has hired Melody Hom and David Lawrence as private banking advisors, located in San Francisco. Both Hom and Lawrence bring more than 30 years of banking experience in all aspects of wealth management sales and service, including community and private banking.

Umpqua Private Bank builds customized investment solutions for clients with more than $3 million in net worth and $1 million in investable assets while delivering the company's trademark customer experience. Hom and Lawrence will be joining Shane Hiller, senior vice president and Bay Area market leader, and Misty Matsuba-Lee, customer service associate.

"Following the recent opening of our flagship San Francisco store, we're pleased to announce the growth of Umpqua's private banking team and continued expansion in the Bay Area," said Shane Hiller, senior vice president and Bay Area market leader. "Both Melody and David bring a wealth of knowledge and experience that will enhance Umpqua's high-touch, personally-customized client experience."

Before joining Umpqua, Hom served as Private Mortgage Banker for Wells Fargo Bank's Wealth Management Group, providing turnkey mortgage lending solutions to private banking clients. Hom holds a degree in Business Administration and Accounting from San Francisco State University and is originally from San Francisco, Calif.

Lawrence was formerly with City National Bank in their Private Client Services Group. As Senior Vice President and Manager/Producer of Private Client Services, Lawrence worked closely with high net worth individuals, families, professionals and business owners. He is a graduate of University of California, Berkley.

About Umpqua Bank

Umpqua Bank, headquartered in Roseburg, Ore., is a subsidiary of Umpqua Holdings Corporation with locations between San Francisco and Seattle, 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 seven 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, for the eighth consecutive year, Most Admired Financial Services Company in Oregon, and the state's fifth-most admired company overall for 2012.

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

About Umpqua Private Bank

Umpqua Private Bank is a division of Umpqua Bank serving high net worth individuals and nonprofits by providing customized financial products and wealth management services. Umpqua Private Bank is headquartered in Portland, Ore., and serves clients in Oregon, Washington and California. For more information, visit


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