Banner Corporation Announces Second Quarter Conference Call and Webcast

WALLA WALLA, Wash., July 9, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Banner Corporation (Nasdaq:BANR), the parent of Banner Bank, today announced that it will report earnings for the second quarter of 2007 after the market closes on Wednesday, July 25, 2007. Management will host a conference call on Thursday, July 26 at 8:00 a.m. PDT (11:00 a.m. EDT) to discuss the results. The call will also be broadcast live via the internet.

Investment professionals are invited to dial 303-262-2142 at 8:00 a.m. PDT (11:00 a.m. EDT) to access the call. All current and prospective shareholders are welcome to listen to the live call or replay through a webcast posted on the bank's website, An archived recording of the call can be accessed by dialing 303-590-3000, access code 11093089#, until Thursday, August 2, 2007.

Banner Corporation, with $4.2 billion in assets, is the parent company of Banner Bank, a commercial bank that operates a total of 77 branch offices and 13 loan offices in 27 counties in Washington, Oregon and Idaho. It is also the parent of Islanders Bank which operates three branch offices in Washington's San Juan Islands. Banner Bank serves the Pacific Northwest region with a full range of deposit services and business, commercial real estate, construction, residential, agricultural and consumer loans. Visit Banner Bank on the Web at


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