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Bank of the Cascades Pledges $2 Billion to Support Oregon, Idaho Communities

May 19, 2014

Bank of the Cascades Pledges $2 Billion to Support Oregon, Idaho Communities

Merger with Home Federal Bank renews commitment to strengthen local communities


BEND, Ore., May 19, 2014—To celebrate its completed merger with Home Federal Bank, Bank of the Cascades today
pledged to invest heavily in communities across Oregon and Idaho’s Treasure Valley. The bank will provide $2 billion in
credit to small businesses and individuals over the next three years, and is prepared to deliver $175,000 in
philanthropic giving to nearly 100 organizations over the coming month.
According to Bank of the Cascades President and CEO Terry Zink, the merger with Home Federal Bank combines the
financial strength of two exceptional institutions, which creates greater opportunities to impact communities
positively through lending and charitable giving.

“Our customers and communities are the real winners of this merger,” said Zink. “Together, we have increased
lending capacity to invest in local businesses and organizations making a difference in people’s lives. These pledges
reflect our commitment to the prosperity of all those we are privileged to serve.”
Mike Mooney, EVP and Idaho Region President, commented, “Our job is to help local business grow and thrive. We
know that delivering credit to customers and communities grows business, creates jobs and strengthens our local
shared economies. We have local leadership in place in Idaho with regional expertise to allow us to respond quickly
and effectively to the needs of our communities.”
Specific to Southwest Idaho and the Treasure Valley, Bank of the Cascades delivers financing and depository services
to local business customers, including Treasure Valley Hospital, Boise Aquarium, A-1 Plumbing, Ameriben/IEC Group,
Caldwell Medical Office Building, DeBest Plumbing, Living with Grace Assisted Living, Strata, and Sockeye Brewing. In
addition to business services, the bank also focuses its efforts on a comprehensive, competitive and convenient line of
personal financial services. Individual customers of the combined bank will have access to enhanced banking solutions
that include home loans, trust services, investment services, robust online and mobile banking, and additional retail
branches for convenience.
“For communities to thrive, businesses and individuals need smart financial solutions and access to capital,” said Zink.
“Our products and services are simply a means to that end. The more customers we serve and the more we lend
responsibly, the bigger impact we have as a community partner.”

Bank of the Cascades has also promised to deliver financial support and contributions to nearly 100 nonprofit
organizations in the next month. “As community banks, both Bank of the Cascades and Home Federal Bank have long
histories of giving back to our communities,” said Mooney. “Now as one bank, we are honored to continue this
commitment and work together to support those who are making a difference for others.” As part of the merger,
Bank of the Cascades will assume leadership of Home Federal’s charitable foundation, continuing this legacy of giving.

The merger also results in the convenience of additional branch locations. In Southwest Idaho, Bank of the Cascades
now has full service branches staffed with experienced bankers and lenders in Boise, Eagle, Garden City, Meridian,
Nampa, Kuna, Caldwell, Fruitland, Mountain Home and Emmett. In Oregon, the bank is expanding to Eugene and
Springfield, while also adding to its existing network of branches in Central and Southern Oregon.

About Bank of the Cascades
Bank of the Cascades is the principal subsidiary of Cascade Bancorp (NASDAQ: CACB). Headquartered in Bend, Oregon,
Bank of the Cascades delivers personalized relationship banking, competitive financial products and advanced
technology applied for the convenience of customers. Founded in 1977, Bank of the Cascades offers full-service
community banking through 40 branches in Central Oregon, Southern Oregon, Willamette Valley/ Eugene/
Portland/Salem and Southwest Idaho. Throughout its history, the bank has been recognized for its long-standing
tradition of corporate philanthropy. For more information, visit www.botc.com.


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NWFPA in Oregon Business Magazine

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ProcessPro Premier Featured in TEC Buyers Guide


Date: May 20, 2014
Contact: Karly Peters, Marketing Manager
Phone: (320) 252-0234
Email: kjp@processproerp.com

For Immediate Release
ProcessPro Premier Featured in TEC Buyers Guide

St. Cloud, MN, May 20, 2014 – – ProcessPro, leading mid-market ERP software solution company, announces that Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) has featured ProcessPro Premier in their ERP for Midsize Manufacturers Buyer’s Guide.

TEC has published its latest research report, ERP for Midsize Manufacturers Buyer’s Guide, and Premier is one of the solutions featured in the guide. The buyer’s guide is to provide clarity on the ERP software market for midsize manufacturing companies, its characteristic features, the market trends, as well as the major players and their products. The guide also includes a special report on cloud ERP solutions.

“We are pleased to be featured in TEC’s buying guide as it’s a great resource for process manufacturing companies doing their initial round of research for an ERP solution,” states Karly Peters, ProcessPro Marketing Manager.

TEC helps private and public sector organizations choose the best enterprise software solutions for their unique business need - quickly, impartially, and cost-effectively.

To view the ERP for Midsize Manufacturing Buyer’s Guide, please click here.

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ProcessPro is a leading mid-market ERP software solution for the process manufacturing industry. Designed specifically for manufacturers that combine batches of mixtures, ProcessPro seamlessly integrates all aspects of plant operation, from beginning order entry through manufacturing, packaging, shipping, inventory, and accounting. ProcessPro has been serving the food, beverage, pharmaceutical, nutritional supplement, cosmetic, and specialty chemical industries for more than 25 years. More information about ProcessPro is available at www.ProcessProERP.com.

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Process Pro Named as Finalist in 2014 American Business Awards


Date: May 29, 2014
Contact: Karly Peters, Marketing Manager
Phone: (320) 252-0234
Email: kjp@processproerp.com

For Immediate Release

ProcessPro Named as Finalist in 2014 American Business AwardsSM

St. Cloud, MN, May 29, 2014 – – ProcessPro, leading mid-market ERP software solution company, is proud to announce that two ProcessPro employees have been named Finalists for the 2014 American Business Awards. The American Business Awards are the nation’s premier business awards program. All organizations operating in the U.S.A. are eligible to submit nominations – public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small.

Karly Peters, Marketing Manager, was named a Finalist in the Marketer of the Year category and Dan Erickson, Product Manager, was named a Finalist for the Product Developer of the Year category, and will ultimately be a Gold, Silver, or Bronze Stevie® Award winner in the program. The American Business Awards will be presented at two awards events: the ABA's traditional banquet on Friday, June 13, 2014 in Chicago and the new product and technology awards event on Friday, September 12, 2014 in San Francisco.

“We would like to congratulate Dan and Karly on their achievements during the past year,” stated Joe Blauert, ProcessPro CEO. “ProcessPro is proud of the depth of its team members and continues to support their ongoing development.”

More than 3,300 nominations from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted this year for consideration in a wide range of categories. Finalists were chosen by more than 150 business professionals nationwide during preliminary judging in April and May. “The final judges have a difficult task ahead of them, to rank the Finalists, because there are so many great nominations this year,” said Stevie Awards president and founder Michael Gallagher.

Details about The American Business Awards and the list of Finalists in all categories are available at www.StevieAwards.com/ABA.

About ProcessPro
ProcessPro is a leading mid-market ERP software solution for the process manufacturing industry. Designed specifically for manufacturers that combine batches of mixtures, ProcessPro seamlessly integrates all aspects of plant operation, from beginning order entry through manufacturing, packaging, shipping, inventory, and accounting. ProcessPro has been serving the food, beverage, pharmaceutical, nutritional supplement, cosmetic, and specialty chemical industries for more than 25 years. More information about ProcessPro is available at www.ProcessProERP.com.

About the Stevie Awards
Stevie Awards are conferred in five programs: The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, and the Stevie Awards for Sales and Customer Service. A sixth program, the German Stevie Awards, will debut later this year. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about the Stevie Awards at www.StevieAwards.com.

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