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SOURCE Pacific Continental Corporation
EUGENE, Ore., June 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Pacific Continental Corporation (NASDAQ: PCBK), the holding company of Pacific Continental Bank, announced today that Eric Forrest was unanimously appointed to serve on the board of directors for both organizations. Mr. Forrest's appointment to the respective boards is effective immediately and expands the number of current directors from nine to 10.
Mr. Forrest, 47, is the co-president of Eugene-based Bigfoot Beverages and currently serves on the Pepsi Northwest Bottlers board of directors, chairs the Oregon Beverage Recycling Board and chairs the Pepsi-Cola Bottlers Association.
A native Oregonian, Mr. Forrest has served on the Eugene 4J School Board, chaired the Eugene Chamber of Commerce executive committee and served on the City of Eugene's budget committee. While leading Bigfoot Beverages, Mr. Forrest co-founded Fast Track Car Wash/Joe to Go and serves as president of Riversdale Ranch Properties.
"Eric brings strong business acumen to our board of directors and a deep appreciation for our community and the culture of our bank," said Hal Brown, Pacific Continental's chief executive officer. "Both his academic knowledge of financial principles and his practical management experience will be of significant benefit to the organization today, and into the future."
Mr. Forrest received a master's of business administration from Willamette University and a bachelor of science from Oregon State University.
About Pacific Continental Bank
Pacific Continental Bank, the operating subsidiary of Pacific Continental Corporation, delivers highly personalized services through 14 banking offices in Oregon and Washington. The Bank also operates a loan production office in Tacoma, Washington. With $1.5 billion in assets, Pacific Continental has established one of the most unique and attractive metropolitan branch networks in the Northwest with offices in three of the region's largest markets including Seattle, Portland and Eugene. Pacific Continental targets the banking needs of community-based businesses, health care professionals, professional service providers and nonprofit organizations.
Since its founding in 1972, Pacific Continental Bank has received numerous awards and recognitions from highly regarded third-party organizations including The Seattle Times, the Portland Business Journal and Oregon Business magazine. A complete list of the company's awards and recognitions – as well as supplementary information about Pacific Continental Bank – can be found online at therightbank.com Pacific Continental Corporation's shares, a component of the Russell 2000 Index, are listed on the Nasdaq Global Select Market under the symbol "PCBK."
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