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John Hurley Named Manager of Oregon Coast Bank’s Lincoln City Office

For Immediate Release

Friday, January 25, 2013

Contact: Fred Postlewait
              Oregon Coast Bank

Lincoln City, OR – Longtime local banker John Hurley has accepted an offer to become manager of Oregon Coast Bank’s Lincoln City office and has already started in his new position. Hurley replaces Eric Greenawald, who now heads Oregon Coast Bank’s real estate lending department.

A native Oregonian, Hurley served six years in the US Air Force after graduating from McMinnville High School. He then worked as a correctional officer for the State of Oregon. In 1990, he began his banking career as a part-time drive-up teller. After studying bank management for two years at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, he was hired as a Customer Sales Manager by Downey Savings. He was then promoted to Branch Manager at a new office in Santa Maria. Hurley later served as Vice President / Branch Manager of West Coast Bank in Lincoln City for more than eight years.

Hurley has been an active member of the Oregon Coast Community College Foundation, the Kiwanis Club, Masonic Lodge and the Lincoln City Cultural Center. He has also held various positions for the Lincoln City Chamber of Commerce, including president.

“John is well respected as a banker and very involved in the community,” explained Fred Postlewait, President and Chief Executive Officer of Oregon Coast Bank. “We think he’ll do a great job leading our Lincoln City office.”

“I’ve always wanted to be part of a locally-owned community bank,” said Hurley. “Oregon Coast Bank is very supportive of our area’s industries such as tourism, fishing and logging. It’s a great feeling to be able to be make loans to local businesses.”

Since opening its first office in Newport in July of 2002, Oregon Coast Bank has grown to $174 million in assets and currently also operates offices in Lincoln City, Waldport, Pacific City and Toledo. Perhaps more importantly, the bank has provided more than $400 million in financing to local families and businesses.