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Larry Fountain Appointed Executive Vice President
and Director of Commercial Banking

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WALNUT CREEK, CA, May 7, 2014 — Mechanics Bank today announced the appointment of Larry Fountain as Executive Vice President and Director of Commercial Banking.

Mr. Fountain has more than 25 years commercial banking experience and most recently held the role of Executive Vice President and Regional President for the San Francisco Bay Area Market at Torrey Pines Bank in Oakland. Larry’s extensive and diverse leadership experience in business, commercial, corporate and international banking has led to his proven track record of success. He was responsible for growth and profitability with a focus on credit delivery, risk management and business development.

“Larry is a veteran banker who comes to Mechanics Bank with a well diversified background in commercial and industrial, construction, real estate and agricultural lending,” says Christa Steele, Mechanics Bank CEO. “His industry expertise and customer focus is a welcome addition to our executive team.”

Mr. Fountain received his BS in Agricultural Economics and Business Management from University of California, Davis and an MBA in Finance from Golden Gate University, San Francisco. He is also a graduate of Pacific Coast Banking School, Washington.

A resident of the Bay Area, Larry and his family are actively involved in many local businesses and civic organizations.

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, based in Northern California, offers personal banking, business banking, trust, brokerage and wealth management services. For more information, please visit


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