2017 Annual Report

 To Our Clients and Communities

Reflecting on 2017, I feel proud of the work Bank of the West has done to strengthen communities and enhance the services we provide to individuals and businesses.

We have invested in improved digital capabilities to deliver faster and more convenient service; we are giving our clients more access to the innovative solutions and international reach of our parent company, BNP Paribas; and, we are building upon our tradition of community commitment by taking bold steps to make a positive impact on society.

This Annual Report is one of our ways of sharing the many achievements that demonstrate our deep dedication to our stakeholders–employees, customers, communities, and society.

In addition to being a strong financial partner for our customers, we have a responsibility to cultivate a collaborative and inclusive culture for our team members, to promote healthy neighborhoods, and to serve a higher purpose.

Bank of the West’s impact begins with our people, so we are continuously developing our diverse and talented teams. The passion and expertise of our team members combined with our bank’s financial resources make a difference in cities, towns, and neighborhoods we serve, help fuel economic growth, and contribute to environmental preservation.

In 2017, we partnered with hundreds of nonprofit organizations supporting low- to moderate-income individuals and families. In this report, you’ll learn how we:

  • provide educational programs for young people;
  • help job seekers acquire or upgrade their skills and build careers;
  • support entrepreneurs and small business owners with loans and technical assistance;
  • encourage environmental awareness and conservation; and
  • fund public programs that promote access to the arts.

Our employees volunteered thousands of hours in the communities where they live and work. They taught financial literacy, mentored small business owners, offered job-skills coaching, and served on nonprofit boards.

At a time when people demand more from companies, we will continue to take action to improve people’s lives, support communities, and ensure that we have a positive impact on society.


Nandita Bakhshi
President and CEO
September 14, 2018

Reflecting on 2017, I feel proud of the work Bank of the West has done to strengthen communities and enhance the services we provide to individuals and businesses.

We have invested in improved digital capabilities to deliver faster and more convenient service; we are giving our clients more access to the innovative solutions and international reach of our parent company, BNP Paribas; and, we are building upon our tradition of community commitment by taking bold steps to make a positive impact on society.

This Annual Report is one of our ways of sharing the many achievements that demonstrate our deep dedication to our stakeholders–employees, customers, communities, and society.

In addition to being a strong financial partner for our customers, we have a responsibility to cultivate a collaborative and inclusive culture for our team members, to promote healthy neighborhoods, and to serve a higher purpose.

Bank of the West’s impact begins with our people, so we are continuously developing our diverse and talented teams. The passion and expertise of our team members combined with our bank’s financial resources make a difference in cities, towns, and neighborhoods we serve, help fuel economic growth, and contribute to environmental preservation.

In 2017, we partnered with hundreds of nonprofit organizations supporting low- to moderate-income individuals and families. In this report, you’ll learn how we:

  • provide educational programs for young people;
  • help job seekers acquire or upgrade their skills and build careers;
  • support entrepreneurs and small business owners with loans and technical assistance;
  • encourage environmental awareness and conservation; and
  • fund public programs that promote access to the arts.

Our employees volunteered thousands of hours in the communities where they live and work. They taught financial literacy, mentored small business owners, offered job-skills coaching, and served on nonprofit boards.

At a time when people demand more from companies, we will continue to take action to improve people’s lives, support communities, and ensure that we have a positive impact on society.


Nandita Bakhshi
President and CEO
September 14, 2018

2017

BEST REGIONAL BANK IN THE WEST

– KIPLINGER’S MAGAZINE

CHOICE AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE

IN CONSUMER RETAIL BANKING IN THE WESTERN U.S.

— KANTAR TNS

CHOICE AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE

IN CONSUMER RETAIL BANKING IN THE WESTERN U.S.

— KANTAR TNS

BEST

CLIENT SERVICE 2017

– PRIVATE ASSET MANAGEMENT MAGAZINE

2017

BEST REGIONAL BANK IN THE WEST

– KIPLINGER’S MAGAZINE

CHOICE AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE

IN CONSUMER RETAIL BANKING IN THE WESTERN U.S.

— KANTAR TNS

BEST

CLIENT SERVICE 2017

– PRIVATE ASSET MANAGEMENT MAGAZINE

LINES OF BUSINESS

Bank of the West provides solutions for customers of every size—from individuals to large commercial entities.

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BEST CLIENT INITIATIVE FOR STRATEGIC

2017

PHILANTHROPY AND PURPOSE INVESTMENTS

– FAMILY WEALTH ADVISORS

BEST

CLIENT SERVICE 2017

– PRIVATE ASSET MANAGEMENT MAGAZINE

LINES OF BUSINESS

Bank of the West provides solutions for customers of every size—from individuals to large commercial entities.

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BEST CLIENT INITIATIVE FOR STRATEGIC

2017

PHILANTHROPY AND PURPOSE INVESTMENTS

– FAMILY WEALTH ADVISORS

RANKED AMONG AMERICA’S

BEST EMPLOYERS 2017

– FORBES

RANKED AMONG AMERICA’S

BEST EMPLOYERS 2017

– FORBES

LOCATIONS

Our seamless collaboration with our international colleagues gives customers a distinct advantage: a personal local relationship that draws on the global resources and capabilities of one of the world’s strongest financial organizations.

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LOCATIONS

Our seamless collaboration with our international colleagues gives customers a distinct advantage: a personal local relationship that draws on the global resources and capabilities of one of the world’s strongest financial organizations.

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LEADERSHIP

Bank of the West’s executive team combines deep industry expertise, sound and skillful banking practices, and a personal commitment to delivering superior service to our customers.

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INNOVATION IN

2017

PRIVATE BANKING AWARD

– PRIVATE ASSET MANAGEMENT MAGAZINE

LEADERSHIP

Bank of the West’s executive team combines deep industry expertise, sound and skillful banking practices, and a personal commitment to delivering superior service to our customers.

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INNOVATION IN

2017

PRIVATE BANKING AWARD

– PRIVATE ASSET MANAGEMENT MAGAZINE

2017 FINANCIALS

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NET INCOME

$438

MILLION

2017 FINANCIALS

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NET INCOME

$438

MILLION

Corporate Social Responsibility

We are local people doing big things for our communities and our world.

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WE SUPPORT MORE THAN

450

NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS IN KEY AREAS OF OUR SOCIETY

Corporate Social Responsibility

We are local people doing big things for our communities and our world.

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WE SUPPORT MORE THAN

450

NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS IN KEY AREAS OF OUR SOCIETY

Corporate Social Responsibility

We are local people doing big things for our communities and our world.

More >

WE SUPPORT MORE THAN

450

NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS IN KEY AREAS OF OUR SOCIETY