Heritage Oaks Bank is pleased to announce that Karen Dally has joined the team as Executive Vice President, Talent Management and Organizational Development Officer. She is responsible for leading the Human Resources and Learning and Development departments. Ms. Dally will be headquartered at the Administration office in Paso Robles.

“We’re thrilled to welcome Karen Dally to our team,” says Simone Lagomarsino, President and Chief Executive Officer, Heritage Oaks Bank. “She is a phenomenal fit with our corporate culture and core values and her experience and expertise in talent management and organizational development in the financial services industry will add value and depth to our team,” adds Lagomarsino.

Karen Dally commented, “I am pleased to be joining the Heritage Oaks Bank team. The Bank is a leader in the local communities it serves along the Central Coast through its involvement in local organizations and sponsorship of events. The Bank’s employees actively volunteer  at community events and with non-profit organizations which has a positive impact on the lives of others. I am particularly excited to have the opportunity to work with the professional team of employees at this exciting juncture in the Bank’s history.”

Prior to joining the Heritage Oaks Bank team, Ms. Dally held the Senior Vice President of Human Resources and Chief Administrative Officer titles at various banks. Most recently her work experience includes CoastHills Federal Credit Union, Vineyard Bank, N.A., and Hawthorne Savings. With over 20 years of experience as an executive human resources, training and administrative professional, Ms. Dally has led strategic corporate culture transformations, talent acquisition, and training and development programs. She also maintains a human resource certification as an SPHR-CA professional.

“Expect More” Dedication

Celebrating twenty-nine years of dedicated service, Heritage Oaks Bancorp (NASDAQ: HEOP), is the holding company for Heritage Oaks Bank which operates as Heritage Oaks Bank and Business First, a division of Heritage Oaks Bank. Heritage Oaks Bank has its headquarters plus one additional branch in Paso Robles, two branch offices in San Luis Obispo, single branch offices in Cambria, Arroyo Grande, Atascadero, Templeton and Morro Bay and three branch offices in Santa Maria. Heritage Oaks Bank conducts commercial banking business in San Luis Obispo County and Northern Santa Barbara County. The Business First division has two branch offices in Santa Barbara. Expect More and learn more by visiting www.heritageoaksbank.com.

“Expect More” Value

Our “‘Expect More” commitment is to serve the best interest of our customers and employees with a genuine personal connection. This daily commitment has established Heritage Oaks Bank and Business First Bank, a division of Heritage Oaks Bank, as the largest publicly owned and operated community banking organization on the Central Coast.

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