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Contact: Sandi Milton
Nevada State Bank
Cell: 702-278-1912
George McCabe
Cell: 702-325-7358

Nevada State Bank Receives SBA Award

LAS VEGAS, NV - (May 8, 2009) - Nevada State Bank received an Economic Independence Award from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) at its annual Small Business Awards Luncheon on May 7. The theme of this year's luncheon, which was held at the Orleans Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, was "Succeeding in Tough Economic Times." The event was designed to celebrate Nevada's small business community and its lenders, who have worked hard to survive the economic challenges over the past 18 months.

Nevada State Bank received the award for being the community bank with the highest number of SBA loans (31) and also the highest dollar volume of loans ($8.6 million) for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2008.

Dennis Wengert, Deputy District Director of the SBA, congratulated Nevada State Bank on its achievement. "Thank you on behalf of the U.S. Small Business Administration and Nevada's small business community for helping small businesses start, grow and succeed," he said. Accepting the award for the bank were Guy Chaffee and Bob Hart, Nevada State Bank vice presidents who head up the bank's SBA lending department.

About Nevada State Bank
Nevada State Bank, with assets of more than $4.0 billion, is the fourth largest commercial bank in Nevada. Established in 1959, it is the oldest state-chartered bank in Nevada with a total of 53 branches statewide. It is a full-service bank offering a complete range of consumer and business services. Nevada State Bank is a subsidiary of Salt Lake City-based Zions Bancorporation (Nasdaq: ZION), one of the nation's premier financial services companies. With affiliates in 10 Western and Southwestern states, 135-year-old Zions Bancorporation has assets of $54.3 billion. For more information on Nevada State Bank, call 702.383.0009 or access www.nsbank.com.

Editor's note:  Contact Sandi Milton at Nevada State Bank for a list of local NSB clients available for interviews.

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