SCVBank Elects Suzanne Cole to Replace Retiring Director Leo Bartley
SANTA PAULA, CA.June 15, 2010- Santa Clara Valley Bank (SCVBank; OTC BB: SCVE.OB) today announced that Ms. Suzanne Cole has been elected to its Board of Directors. Cole replaces Mr. Leo Bartley, who was a Founding Director, serving for over 10 years.
Ms. Cole is a partner and office manager for her family's farming operation, Cole Ranches, which grows avocados and lemons in Santa Paula. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture Business from Cal Poly State University San Luis Obispo. Ms. Cole is a past director of Tropical Hawaiian Products and is currently on the board of Timber Canyon Mutual Water Company. She is a member of California Women for Agriculture, a group dedicated to the survival of agriculture in today's changing world.
Chairman Ralph De Leon commented, "We will miss Leo's leadership, especially in the area of technology, but we are excited that Suzanne is joining the Board, and anticipate her significant contributions for years to come".
Mr. Bartley was presented with a memento at the annual shareholder meeting, thanking him for his service and unwavering dedication to SCVBank.
Suzanne Cole stated, "I'm proud to be joining the Board of a community bank that has a history of providing exceptional service to its customers and look forward to help lead its growth in the future".
Founded in 1998, SCVBank currently operates three branches in Santa Paula, Fillmore, and Valencia. Under its stock symbol of SCVE.OB, SCVBank's stock is traded through McAdams Wright Ragen, Howe Barnes Hofer & Arnett, and Monroe Securities. The Bank's web site is www.SCVBank.com.
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901 East Main Street
Santa Paula, California 93060
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