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Pacific Continental Recognized as Top Ranked Financial Institution
Feb 28, 2008 (08:02 AM EST)


EUGENE, Ore., Feb. 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Pacific Continental Corporation , the bank holding company for Pacific Continental Bank, today announced that it was recognized by Oregon Business magazine as the top-ranked financial institution in the publication's annual survey of Top 100 Best Companies to Work For. Statewide, more than 25,000 employees from 312 Oregon-based companies participated in this year's 100 Best survey. Pacific Continental's 11th place ranking within its size category marks the eighth consecutive year Oregon Business magazine has recognized Pacific Continental for its excellence in workplace practices.

For the second consecutive year, Pacific Continental was included in the large company category which recognizes businesses with 250 or more employees. Pacific Continental's 11th place ranking was the highest level for any financial institution in both the small and large company categories. In 2004, Oregon Business magazine ranked Pacific Continental as the #1 Oregon company to work for within the small business category.

In acknowledging the award, Hal Brown, chief executive officer, said, "It is truly an honor to once again have our employees speak so highly of our workplace practices. We place a great deal of importance on continuing to refine and improve an already outstanding corporate culture and this recognition validates our efforts to attract and retain the industry's most talented professionals."

Recipients of the "Top100 Best Companies" recognition were measured in 50 workplace qualities under the following categories: benefits and compensation, work environment, decision-making and trust, performance management, and career development and learning.

About Pacific Continental Bank

Pacific Continental Bank, the operating subsidiary of Pacific Continental Corporation, delivers highly personalized services through fourteen banking offices in Oregon and Washington. Pacific Continental is unique among Pacific Northwest community banks with offices in three of the northwest region's largest metropolitan areas including Seattle, Portland, and Eugene, establishing one of the most attractive metropolitan branch networks in the region. Pacific Continental targets the banking needs of community-based businesses, professional service providers, and nonprofit organizations; and provides private banking services for business owners and executives. Pacific Continental has rewarded its shareholders with consecutive cash dividends for twenty-four years.

Since its founding in 1972, Pacific Continental Bank has been honored with numerous awards from business and community organizations. In 2007, The Portland Business Journal recognized Pacific Continental as One of the Ten Most Admired Companies in Oregon, Oregon Business magazine recognized Pacific Continental as the highest ranking financial institution to work for in the state, and -- for the seventh consecutive year -- the Seattle Times named Pacific Continental to its annual "Northwest 100" ranking of top publicly rated companies headquartered in the Pacific Northwest.

Pacific Continental Corporation's shares are listed on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol "PCBK." Additional information about Pacific Continental and its services, including online and electronic banking, can be found at http://www.therightbank.com .

CONTACT: Maecey Castle, Director of Corporate Communications of Pacific banking@therightbank.comContinental Bank, +1-541-686-8685,

Web site: http://www.therightbank.com/