Sterling Financial Corporation Board of Directors Under Investigation by Glancy Binkow & Goldberg LLP

  Sterling Financial Corporation Board of Directors Under Investigation by   Glancy Binkow & Goldberg LLP  Business Wire  LOS ANGELES -- September 30, 2013  Glancy Binkow & Goldberg LLP is investigating potential claims against the Board of Directors of Sterling Financial Corporation (“Sterling” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ:STSA) related to the proposed acquisition of the Company by Umpqua Holdings Corp. The transaction is valued at approximately $1.9 billion, and under the terms of the agreement Sterling shareholders will receive $1.671 shares of Umpqua common stock and $2.18 in cash for each share of Sterling common stock owned.  This investigation concerns whether the Board of Directors of Sterling breached their fiduciary duties to stockholders by failing to adequately shop the Company before agreeing to enter into the proposed transaction, and whether the Company has disclosed all material information to shareholders about the transaction. The Company has seen substantial recent growth. Its share price has skyrocketed from $20.01 on November 27, 2012 to $27.72 on September 9, 2013. Further, at least one analyst has set a target price for the Company’s stock at $30 per share.  If you are a shareholder of Sterling, if you have information or would like to learn more about our investigation, or if you wish to discuss these matters or have any questions concerning this announcement or your rights or interests with respect to these matters, please contact Louis Boyarsky, Esquire, Glancy Binkow & Goldberg LLP, 1925 Century Park East, Suite 2100, Los Angeles, CA 90067, by telephone at (310) 201-9150 or Toll Free at (888) 773-9224 or by email to shareholders@glancylaw.com. This press release may be considered Attorney Advertising in some jurisdictions under the applicable law and ethical rules.  Contact:  Glancy Binkow & Goldberg LLP Louis Boyarsky, Esquire 310-201-9150 or 888-773-9224 shareholders@glancylaw.com  
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