WEST DES MOINES, IA--(Marketwire - January 4, 2010) - West Bancorporation, Inc. (NASDAQ: WTBA) (the "Company"), parent company of West Bank, will report its results for the fourth quarter and year of 2009, on Friday, January 29, 2010, before the markets open.

The Company will discuss its results in a conference call scheduled for 2:00 p.m. central time on Friday, January 29, 2010. The telephone number for the conference call is 800-860-2442. A recording of the call will be available until March 1, 2010, by dialing 877-344-7529. The replay passcode is 436689.

West Bancorporation, Inc. is headquartered in West Des Moines, Iowa. Serving Iowans since 1893, West Bank, a wholly owned subsidiary of West Bancorporation, Inc., is a community bank that focuses on lending, deposit services and trust services for consumers and small to medium sized businesses. The Bank has two full-service offices in Iowa City, one full-service office in Coralville, and eight full-service offices in the greater Des Moines area.

Contact Information: For more information contact: Doug Gulling Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (515) 222-2309