909 SE Bay Boulevard
PO BOX 2280
Newport, OR 97365

Jill Postlewait Named Manager of Oregon Coast Bank’s Newport Office

For Immediate Release

Tuesday, December 18, 2006

Contact: Fred Postlewait
              Oregon Coast Bank

Newport, OR – The Board of Directors of Oregon Coast Bank has unanimously voted to promote Jill Postlewait to the position of Assistant Vice President/Bank Manager – Newport Office. Postlewait has already started in her new position.

A native of Newport and a graduate of Newport High School, Postlewait received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and an MBA from Oregon State University. After traveling extensively abroad, she came to work at Oregon Coast Bank during 2005 as an Operations Assistant. In January of 2006, she joined the Loan Department. Over the past year, Postlewait has become increasingly involved in the bank’s commercial lending, with particular emphasis on loans for traditional coastal businesses such as fishing, timber and tourism.

Postlewait cites fishing and traveling as her primary pursuits in her off hours. She and a friend were recently featured on OPB’s Oregon Field Guide while ocean fishing in a 13 foot kayak.

“I chose a career with Oregon Coast Bank because I believe that the bank plays an important role in our community by providing loans for our traditional coastal industries,” explained Postlewait. “That’s something I plan to continue for the next generation… I guess you could say that it’s very rewarding to be able to manage a community bank in your home town.”