Press Release


San Francisco, CA | Jan 22, 2013

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Michael Shepherd reappointed to the Federal Advisory Council

Michael Shepherd, chairman and chief executive officer of Bank of the West and BancWest Corporation, has been reappointed by the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco's board of directors to represent the District on the Federal Advisory Council for a second one-year term beginning January 2013. (Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco press release)

The Federal Advisory Council, a body created by the Federal Reserve Act, consists of one member - generally from the commercial banking industry - from each of the twelve Reserve Bank Districts. The council ordinarily meets four times a year with the Board of Governors in Washington, D.C., to discuss economic and banking matters. Members customarily serve three one-year terms.

Mr. Shepherd was president and chief executive officer of Bank of the West from 2008-2010, having served as president and chief operating officer from 2006. In April 2009, he was appointed president and chief executive officer of BancWest Corporation, which is also the parent company of First Hawaiian Bank. He joined the bank in 2004 as executive vice president and general counsel. He is also a member of the Executive Committee of BNP Paribas Retail Banking.

Mr. Shepherd serves as member of the FDIC Advisory Committee on Economic Inclusion, executive committee member of the Bay Area Council, member of the Council on Foreign Relations, director of the Financial Services Roundtable, and director of Operation HOPE.

Mr. Shepherd is a graduate of Stanford University and the University of Michigan Law School.

About Bank of the West:

Founded in 1874, $63 billion-asset Bank of the West (www.bankofthewest.com), Member FDIC and Equal Housing Lender, offers a full range of personal, commercial, wealth management and international banking services. The bank operates more than 700 retail and commercial banking locations in 19 Western and Midwestern states. Bank of the West is a subsidiary of BNP Paribas, which has a presence in 80 countries with nearly 200,000 employees.

About the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco:

The Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, with branch offices in Los Angeles, Seattle, Salt Lake City, and Portland, and a cash processing office in Phoenix, provides wholesale banking services to financial institutions throughout the nine western states. As the nation's central bank, the Federal Reserve System formulates monetary policy, serves as a bank regulator, administers certain consumer protection laws, and is fiscal agent for the U.S. government. Follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/sffedreserve.

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Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
Matthew Schiffgens
(415) 974-3246

Carol Eckert
(415) 977-3853

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