California Bank & Trust Raises More Than $100,000 to Help Local Communities

  California Bank & Trust Raises More Than $100,000 to Help Local Communities

    More than 100 CB&T branches pitch in to United Way campaign supporting
      statewide health, education and community improvement initiatives

Business Wire

SAN DIEGO -- January 24, 2013

More than 100  California Bank & Trust (CB&T) branches participated in the
bank’s 25th annual United Way fundraising campaign, collectively raising a
total of $101,000 to help communities throughout the state. CB&T employees
have supported the United Way for over two decades, helping to improve their
local communities and promote financial stability and independence throughout
California. Fundraising is conducted through voluntary employee donations
either as a one-time donation or a monthly withdrawal from their paychecks.
CB&T employees also volunteer their time and expertise in local United Way
offices throughout the state. Commitment to local communities and providing
financial resources to help Californians reach their goals is a core value of
California Bank & Trust.

California Bank & Trust and United Way Campaign Coordinator/Mentor Volunteer
Karen Gilbert (right) h ...

California Bank & Trust and United Way Campaign Coordinator/Mentor Volunteer
Karen Gilbert (right) helped Marlen Guerrero (left) secure a job during a
recent career development day in San Diego (Photo: Business Wire)

One CB&T volunteer is Karen Gilbert, CB&T Vice President of Human Resources.
Karen volunteers regularly at her local United Way office in San Diego
offering career development tools, conducting mock interviews and providing
coaching lessons for students preparing to enter the workforce. At a recent
development session, Karen met Marlen Guerrero, an enthusiastic young student
pursuing a job at a local ice cream shop. Karen coached Marlen through the
interview process and helped her land the job. “It was a privilege to work
with Marlen and to help her secure a job,” says Gilbert. “It’s great to be
part of the CB&T team and I’m proud of our continued involvement in the
communities we all call home.”

United Way operates in more than 1,200 organizations across the country
focusing primarily on issues associated with health, education and income. In
the past five years, California Bank & Trust has raised nearly $485,000  to
support United Way programs. Fundraising is conducted through voluntary
employee donations either as a one-time donation or a monthly withdrawal from
their paychecks. CB&T employees also volunteer their time and expertise in
local United Way offices throughout the state.

About California Bank & Trust

California Bank & Trust, a subsidiary of Zions Bancorporation (NASDAQ: ZION),
is one of the largest banks headquartered in California with over $10 billion
in assets and more than 100 branches statewide. CB&T provides a full array of
financial solutions for businesses and individuals, including commercial and
small business lending, cash management, international banking and wealth
management. The professional bankersat CB&T are backed by major resources,
yet maintain local-decision making authority and regional market and industry
expertise. They are committed to providing clients with valuable business and
economic insights and to connecting them with the beneficial business
relationships they need to succeed. CB&T is consistently rated by the FDIC as
“outstanding” for its Community Reinvestment Act activities. To learn more,
visit www.calbanktrust.com. Connect with California Bank & Trust on Facebook,
Twitter and LinkedIn.

Media Please Note:

For further detail about California Bank & Trust’s contributions to United
Way, to schedule an interview with Karen Gilbert, or to request
high-resolution photography, please contact Tarah Beaven at Landis
Communications, Inc.: (415-359-2306; tarah@landispr.com) or Sheryl So at
Landis Communications, Inc. (415-359-2313; sheryl@landispr.com).

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