Zions Bancorporation Announces Retirement Of George M. Feiger And Prospective
Appointment Of Julie G. Castle As CEO Of Contango Capital Advisors, Inc.
SALT LAKE CITY, Feb. 26, 2013
SALT LAKE CITY, Feb. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Zions Bancorporation (NASDAQ:
ZION) ("Zions" or "the Company") today announced the upcoming retirement of
George M. Feiger, Chief Executive Officer of Contango Capital Advisors, Inc. –
a wholly owned wealth management subsidiary of Zions – and his succession by
Julie G. Castle, who currently serves as Contango's Chief Operating Officer.
The change will become effective June 3, 2013. Mr. Feiger has accepted an
appointment as Dean of Aston Business School at Aston University in
Birmingham, England. His service there will commence upon his retirement from
Contango and Zions.
Harris H. Simmons, Zions Bancorporation's Chairman and CEO, stated, "We are
very appreciative of George's service to the Company for nearly a decade. He
has assembled a strong team of wealth advisors, and has made great progress in
building a first-class organization serving the needs of our clients
throughout the western United States. George has a deep understanding of
markets and the domestic and international economy, and that store of
knowledge will be put to good use in the academic leadership role he will be
assuming at Aston University. We all join in wishing George well in the new
role he will be assuming."
Julie Castle has served for the past two years as Chief Operating Officer of
Contango Capital Advisors, having previously served as Executive Vice
President with responsibility for the Wealth Management Division of First
Interstate BancSystem, Inc. in Billings, Montana. Prior responsibilities
included serving as Senior Vice President and Region Executive in several
different geographies for the Premier Banking & Investments unit of Bank of
America's Global Wealth and Investment Management Division. Mr. Simmons
stated, "We look forward to the contributions Julie Castle will make to our
business in this new role. Over the past two years she has demonstrated
outstanding leadership in tailoring our product offering to our customers'
needs, in rationalizing our wealth management organizational structure and in
more closely integrating our wealth management business with our subsidiary
banks. We are delighted that she will be assuming greater responsibilities in
this new role."
Zions Bancorporation is one of the nation's premier financial services
companies, consisting of a collection of great banks in select Western U.S.
markets with combined total assets exceeding $50 billion. Zions operates its
banking businesses under local management teams and community identities in 10
Western and Southwestern states: Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Nevada,
New Mexico, Oregon, Texas, Utah and Washington. The company is a national
leader in Small Business Administration lending and public finance advisory
services and is a consistent recipient of numerous Greenwich Excellence awards
in banking. In addition, Zions is included in the S&P 500 and NASDAQ Financial
100 indices. Investor information and links to subsidiary banks can be
accessed at www.zionsbancorporation.com.
SOURCE Zions Bancorporation
Contact: James Abbott, +1-801-844-7637
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