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Terry Chiu Appointed Senior Investment Officer

WALNUT CREEK, CA, April 16, 2014 — Terry Chiu, CFA, CFP®, has been appointed Senior Investment Officer at Mechanics Bank, where he has worked since 1996.

Mr. Chiu previously was Senior Vice President and portfolio manager in the Wealth Management division of the bank, where he has managed investment portfolios for high net worth individuals, families, trusts and foundations. As Senior Investment Manager he will direct the portfolio management team's research and investment selection processes.

"Terry has an extraordinary reputation not only for delivering strong results but exceptional client service as well," says Deberah Kelley, Executive Vice President of Wealth Management at Mechanics Bank.

Prior to joining Mechanics Bank, Terry held analytical, research and institutional sales positions at RCM Capital Management, Japan Capital Markets and Sanyo Securities in Hong Kong and Tokyo.

A Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and Certified Financial Planner (CFP®), Mr. Chiu is a member of the CFA Society of San Francisco. He earned Bachelor of Science degrees in Economics and Statistics from The University of Hong Kong, and received his Masters of Business Administration from Golden Gate University in San Francisco.

Mr. Chiu, a resident of Hercules, is a volunteer with Tax-Aid, a non-profit organization that assists low income taxpayers in preparing and filing tax returns every year. He also volunteers at animal shelters.

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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