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Sterling Financial adds Robert H. Hartheimer to the board

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Spokane, Wash., USA - September 23, 2010, Spokane, Wash., USA - Sterling Financial Corporation, the bank holding company of Sterling Savings Bank and Golf Savings Bank, has addes Robert H. Hartheimer to the board of directors.

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Mr. Hartheimer has more than 30 years of bank regulatory and financial market experience. A former FDIC division director, regulatory consultant and investment banker, he is an expert in financial regulatory matters.

Mr. Hartheimer is president of Washington, D.C.-based Hartheimer LLC, which provides senior-level counsel to banks, investment firms and financial services companies. He was a managing director at Promontory Financial Group, a preeminent regulatory consulting firm.

In 1991, Mr. Hartheimer joined the FDIC, where he and a small team created the Division of Resolutions to sell failed banks. He went on to serve as director of this division. Both before and after the FDIC, he was an investment banker working with banks at Merrill Lynch, Smith Barney, and Friedman, Billings, Ramsey.


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