California Bank & Trust Solidifies Position as "Best Bank" in Orange County with Fourth Consecutive Annual Win

IRVINE, Calif. – For the fourth consecutive year, readers of The Orange County Register have voted California Bank & Trust (CB&T) as the county's "Best Bank."

"We're proud that Orange County residents have again named us Best Bank," said Eric Ellingsen, president and chief operating officer of CB&T. "All of us at California Bank & Trust are delighted that our customers continue to recognize our unique approach of building deep relationships and providing customized financial solutions that help them succeed."

The annual "Best of Orange County" Register Annual Readers' Poll offers the opportunity to vote for outstanding businesses, products and services. The highly coveted award is seen as a key endorsement from the residents of Orange County.

"Our knowledgeable bankers and associates deserve the credit for this honor," Ellingsen continued. "They work hard to listen and understand our clients' needs and Orange County residents value that personal approach. With our bankers' expertise and dedication, along with our best-of-class products, we're able to offer superior financial solutions and responsive service."

For more than 60 years, CB&T has helped generations of Californians achieve their hopes and dreams by giving them access to experienced, professional bankers specializing in personal banking, small business banking, business loans, commercial banking, international banking, real estate financing, wealth management and more. CB&T is part of Zions Bancorporation, one of the nation's premier financial services companies with total assets exceeding $65 billion. CB&T retains the ability to make local decisions while leveraging the financial stability, knowledge and services of Zions, including global banking capabilities.

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About California Bank & Trust

Locally managed CB&T, an affiliate of Zions Bancorporation (NASDAQ: ZION), has more than $11 billion in assets, nearly 100 branches statewide and is a leader among California banks for service levels and product selection. CB&T provides a full array of financial solutions for businesses and individuals, including commercial banking, business banking, small business lending, treasury management, international banking and wealth management. The professional bankers at CB&T are backed by major resources, yet maintain local decision-making authority and regional market and industry expertise. The company is committed to providing clients with valuable business and economic insights and connecting them with the beneficial business relationships they need to succeed. Since 2002, CB&T has been rated by the FDIC as "outstanding" for its Community Reinvestment Act activities. As part of Zions Bancorporation, CB&T maintains its historical Middle-Market National Distinction in Overall Customer Satisfaction, Likelihood to Recommend as a banking partner and Cash Management Overall Customer Satisfaction and Cash Management Customer Service with the Greenwich Excellence Awards. To learn more, visit Connect with California Bank & Trust on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.