December 29, 2005 - LAKE OSWEGO, OREGON. . . In the January, 2006 national edition of INC. MAGAZINE, The Bank of Oswego in Lake Oswego, Oregon, was featured for its unique customer service practices as a start-up bank serving businesses and professionals.

The bank recently marked its first year's anniversary having reached nearly $25 million in assets and 550 clients. It serves businesses, individuals, entrepreneurs, women in business, and the mature market through: complete lending and deposit services; a mobile branch courier service; on-line banking; complimentary ATM usage; complimentary access to a "Community Room" for meetings; and an "At Your Service" Concierge, who will provide expertise on local attractions, information about local events and assistance with special arrangements.

This is the second such national recognition accorded the new community bank in 3 months. France's largest financial institution, Credit Agricole, visited The Bank of Oswego in October to learn about the bank's customer service strategies and initiatives.

Dan Heine, Chairman and CEO, shared his sense of pride with the "stakeholders" --- employees, directors, investors and community --- by commenting that "a great community deserves a great community bank. Our employees and directors sincerely care about this community and the customers we serve; consistently carrying out that 'spirit of banking' on each and every customer interaction truly makes the difference. It is gratifying that we are being recognized by such a notable publication; the credit goes to our employees."

CONTACT: Dan Heine,Chairman & CEO 503.445.3121