BEO Top 200
PO Box 39
Heppner, OR 97836
NEWS RELEASEContact: Jeff Bailey, President & CEO
Bank of Eastern Oregon among 200 top performing banks in nation
Heppner, OR (July 13, 2011) US Banker magazine has ranked three Oregon banks among
the top 200 community banks in the country.
The magazine, a trade publication based in New York City, named BEO Bancorp of
Heppner, Siuslaw Financial Group of Florence (OTCBB:SFGP) and Corvallis-based
Citizens Bancorp to the list based on average return of shareholder equity between 2008
and 2010. Banks with less than $2 billion in assets were eligible.
At 12.23 percent average return, Siuslaw ranked No. 40, BEO ranked No. 90 at 9.93 percent,
and Citizens ranked No. 155 at 8.29 percent.
“We are extremely pleased with the recognition in US Banker magazine. We find ourselves
in the company of some of the best run and most admired banks in the nation,” said Jeff
Bailey, President and CEO of Bank of Eastern Oregon. “This is testimony to the dedication
of our employees and the tremendous support of our customer base. We are proud of our
track record serving eastern Oregon communities for over 66 years and are delighted to be
the only bank in eastern Oregon that can make the claim of being in the top 200 community
banks in the country,” concluded Bailey.
For further information on the company or to access internet banking, please visit our
website at .
About BEO Bancorp
BEO Bancorp is the holding company for Bank of Eastern Oregon, which operates 12
branches and two loan production offices in nine eastern Oregon counties. Branches
are located in Arlington, Ione, Heppner, Condon, Irrigon, Boardman, Burns, John
Day, Prairie City, Fossil, Moro and Enterprise; loan production offices are located in
Hermiston and Ontario. Bank of Eastern Oregon also operates a mortgage division
and offers brokerage services through BEO Financial Services. The bank’s website is