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International Banker Names Western Alliance’s Robert Sarver North America ‘Banking CEO of the Year’ for 2017

Company Release - 6/2/2017 7:01 PM ET

PHOENIX--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Western Alliance Bancorporation (NYSE: WAL) has announced that Chairman and CEO Robert Sarver was voted 2017 “Banking CEO of the Year” for North America by International Banker, a noted magazine and online resource for analysis on global banking.

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Robert Sarver, Chairman and CEO, Western Alliance Bancorporation (Photo: Business Wire)

Robert Sarver, Chairman and CEO, Western Alliance Bancorporation (Photo: Business Wire)

This accolade follows the ranking earlier this year of Western Alliance Bancorporation by Forbes as No. 4 on its annual “Best Banks in America” list. As well, the company’s CFO Dale Gibbons was named Best CFO by Institutional Investor and named to the publication’s 2017 All-America Executive Team.

According to International Banker about its awards, the publication “depends on nominations from its readers to locate the worthiest financial institutions around the world, the banks that are not just doing their jobs well but exceptionally well, that are in effect operating on the cutting-edge of the industry and setting new levels of performance to which others in the field will aspire.”

About Western Alliance Bancorporation

With more than $18 billion in assets, Western Alliance Bancorporation is one of the country’s top-performing banking companies. Its primary subsidiary, Western Alliance Bank, is the go-to bank for business and succeeds with local teams of experienced bankers who deliver superior service and a full spectrum of deposit, lending, treasury management, international banking and online banking products and services. Western Alliance Bank operates full-service banking divisions: Alliance Bank of Arizona, Bank of Nevada, Bridge Bank, First Independent Bank and Torrey Pines Bank. The bank also serves business customers through a robust national platform of specialized financial services including Corporate Finance, Equity Fund Resources, Hotel Franchise Finance, Life Sciences Group, Mortgage Warehouse Lending, Public and Nonprofit Finance, Renewable Resource Group, Resort Finance, Technology Finance and Alliance Association Bank. For more information, visit westernalliancebancorporation.com.

Western Alliance Bancorporation
Robyn Young, 602-346-7352
SVP, Director of Marketing & Communications

Source: Western Alliance Bancorporation