REDDING, CA--(Marketwire - January 6, 2010) - North Valley Bank (NASDAQ: NOVB) announces the launching of several new account management tools for customers, including mobile banking, e-statements, e-message alerts and a new and improved online bill pay program.

North Valley Bank's online bill pay upgrade will be effective January 7 with many new benefits and features, including better cash flow control and the ability to accept electronic bills.

E-Statements, expected to be available by the end of January, will allow for the delivery of customer statements via email instead of through the mail, while e-message alerts allow customers to set up automatic reminders to help manage their finances, such as low balance alerts.

North Valley Bank's Go Banking! mobile banking program will allow mobile access to online bank accounts. Expected to be available by the end of January, North Valley Bank customers can securely login to their accounts, pay bills, transfer funds and view transactions.

"This is one more step to provide NVB customers with the banking flexibility necessary for today's fast-paced world, with the management tools to allow customers to bank from wherever and whenever they choose, as well as an ongoing benefit of helping to increase customer security against identity theft," said Scott Louis, Executive Vice President and Chief Operations Officer.

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