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Mechanics Bank's Investment Chief Brian Pretti
To Speak at ACG Annual Economic Outlook

RICHMOND, CA, FEBRUARY 2, 2012 — Brian Pretti, Senior Vice President and head of investment management at Mechanics Bank, will be the featured speaker at the Association For Corporate Growth (ACG) San Francisco Chapter’s “2012 Economic Outlook: Are Things Better Than We Think?” on Thursday, February 16th. Pretti will speak about what is driving the economy and how those factors affect Bay area businesses and their clients, including the current deleveraging environment and events in Europe and the rest of the world.

The luncheon, part of ACG’s monthly luncheon series, takes place at the City Club from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.  

ACG, founded in 1954, is one of the premier global associations for professionals involved in corporate growth, corporate development and mergers and acquisitions to mid- to large companies. Its more than 12,000 members include executives in corporations, private equity, finance and professional services firms focused on strategic activities that increase revenues, profits and shareholder value.

For more information or to register, go to the Association for Corporate Growth.

About Mechanics Bank

For more than a century, Mechanics Bank has been committed to helping people build prosperous communities as a trusted financial partner, forging lasting relationships through teamwork, respect and integrity. The $3 billion independent bank, headquartered in Richmond, California, offers personal banking, business banking, trust, brokerage and wealth management services across Northern California. For more information, please visit

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