nsb client letter




For immediate release

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

Nevada State Bank Hires Two Senior Vice Presidents

LAS VEGAS, NV - (May 18, 2009) - Nevada State Bank has hired Kenneth Lee to serve as senior vice president/property management manager, and Desiree Payne as senior vice president/bank credit administrator.

Lee is responsible for overseeing property management, facilities and purchasing for Nevada State Bank. He brings more than 15 years experience to this position, working in many different areas, including bank operations, loan processing and security. Most recently, he spent 10 years as director of administration for a local community bank, where he managed properties, facilities, corporate security and item processing.

Payne joins Nevada State Bank from her most position as a supervisory examiner for Zions Bancorporation, the parent company of Nevada State Bank. In that position, she reviewed commercial and real estate loan portfolios, including assessing credit risks, for several Bancorporation affiliates. With more than 28 years experience in lending and credit, her leadership abilities and unique skill set will help guide the bank through the current lending environment.

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 59 branches statewide. Nevada State Bank 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, 136-year-old Zions Bancorporation has assets of $54.6 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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