Bank of the West Grows Presence in Phoenix with New Full-Service Business Banking Branch

New Location in the Biltmore District Provides Suite of Services for Local Small- and Medium-Size Business Owners to Manage Business and Personal Finances

PHOENIX and SAN FRANCISCO, March 21, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Bank of the West today announced the opening of its new business banking branch in Phoenix, located at 2555 East Camelback Road, Suite 160. The branch opening deepens Bank of the West’s presence in the Phoenix metro area, joining the existing branch in Tolleson. The new branch is home to experienced small business bankers, retail bankers, and wealth management professionals. This diversity of expertise fosters a collaborative approach to helping Bank of the West’s customers with their business, personal and wealth management needs. “The Phoenix metropolitan area is one of the fastest-growing markets in the United States, and we’re looking forward to helping the many small businesses in the area thrive,” said Michelle Di Gangi, executive vice president of small and medium-size enterprise banking at Bank of the West. “Our new branch is home to small business experts with deep knowledge and experience within the local Phoenix market. Bank of the West professionals examine each business’s needs with a holistic approach, offering customers an array of guidance and solutions.” The new Phoenix branch provides a full spectrum of financial solutions and has experts on site to help business owners address important issues, such as managing cash flow, planning for growth, and preparing for retirement, among others. As the nation’s 14th largest small business lender and one of the top small business association (SBA) lenders in the country, the bank is well-positioned to help business owners with their credit needs. Bank of the West is known for cultivating experienced business bankers and convening the right team of experts to service customers’ individual needs. While helping businesses with banking needs is the new branch’s primary focus, Bank of the West will also provide wealth management services for business owners and wealthy individuals and families. “We’ve heard from our small business customers that they appreciate having access to a full spectrum of products and services that address their multi-dimensional financial needs,” said Di Gangi. “Which is why we’ve brought together an integrated team at our Phoenix branch – to help customers address their business and personal finances in a way that makes sense for them.” Bank of the West is committed to providing resources to help small businesses succeed by spotlighting industry trends, sharing insights from other business owners, and offering wealth management expertise. Additional information is available from Bank of the West’s The Blog Your Business channel at, where information about business and wealth management strategies – including a recent paper (“Smooth Transitions”) – are available for business owners in any industry to learn more about planning for business succession. For additional tips and information, follow us on Twitter and Facebook. About Bank of the West: Bank of the West is a regional financial services company chartered in California and headquartered in San Francisco with $75.7 billion in assets as of December 31, 2015. Founded in 1874, Bank of the West provides a wide range of personal, commercial, wealth management and international banking services through more than 600 offices in 22 states and digital channels. Bank of the West is a subsidiary of BNP Paribas, which has a presence in 75 countries with 185,000 employees. Deposit and loan products offered by Bank of the West, Member FDIC. Member FDIC and Equal Housing Lender Logo – SOURCE Bank of the West Related Links]]]]> ]]>