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Puget Sound Bank Rated One of Healthiest in Nation

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Independent Rating Firm Gives Puget Sound Bank an Overall A+

July 21, 2015 — Puget Sound Bank (OTCQB: PUGB) announced that for the second consecutive year it has been named one of the nation’s healthiest banks by DepositAccounts.com, an online publication that assesses the health of banks on various criteria, including capitalization, deposit growth and loan-to-reserve ratios.

Puget Sound Bank is one of only three Washington-state banks that made the list of 200. Every federally insured bank in the United States (over 6,900) was evaluated and graded in order to establish a comprehensive health score and rating.

This recognition for Puget Sound Bank is in addition to maintaining its 5-star rating (“superior,” the highest rating) for 19 consecutive quarters from BauerFinancial, another independent rating firm that analyzes similar financial data to determine and report on the health of banks and credit unions.
Common stock for Puget Sound Bank trades on the OTCQB® electronic marketplace under the symbol PUGB.

Puget Sound Bank Named a Best Workplace

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2015 Finalists Announced by Puget Sound Business Journal

June 23, 2015 — Puget Sound Bank (OTCQB: PUGB) today announced that it has been named a finalist in Puget Sound Business Journal’s annual Best Workplaces competition.

“As we celebrate our 10-year anniversary, we are pleased to once again be named a Best Workplace finalist,” said Jim Mitchell, Puget Sound Bank president and chief executive officer. “The board, management and I are thrilled that Puget Sound Bank employees consider the Bank one of the region’s best workplaces.”

Puget Sound Business Journal has conducted the Best Workplace awards since 2007. The awards recognize Washington state companies and nonprofits whose employees believe they work at the best places. Thousands of employees at hundreds of workplaces were polled on job satisfaction, employee engagement, advancement practices, senior leadership, organizational communication, benefits, culture and work/life balance.

Puget Sound Bank was named a Best Workplaces finalist in 2012 and most recently was named a top corporate philanthropist by Puget Sound Business Journal for both 2014 and 2015.

Common stock for Puget Sound Bank trades on the OTCQB® electronic marketplace under the symbol PUGB.

About Puget Sound Bank

Puget Sound Bank is one of Washington state’s top commercial banks (as measured by commercial and industrial loans as a percentage of total loans) proudly serving the greater Puget Sound region. Based in Bellevue, Washington, the bank was founded to meet the specialized needs of small- and medium-sized businesses, select commercial real estate projects, professional service providers and high net worth individuals. Puget Sound Bank offers a full range of competitive financial products including an advanced suite of cash management services. Customers can access their accounts in-branch, online, on mobile devices or through Puget Sound Bank’s ATM network throughout the continental United States. For more information visit www.PugetSoundBank.com or call (425) 455-2400.

Puget Sound Bank is consistently rated one of the country’s safest and strongest banks by independent analysts and celebrates its 10-year anniversary this year.

To access investor relations information for Puget Sound Bank, visit www.PugetSoundBank.com/IR or call (425) 467-2037.

19th Consecutive 5-Star Rating for Puget Sound Bank

“Superior” Rating for Strength

5-star logo June 2015June 10, 2015 – For the 19th consecutive quarter BauerFinancial, an independent research firm that analyzes and reports on banks and credit unions, has rated Puget Sound Bank “superior” (5 stars). The rating system ranges from zero to five stars. Some of the criteria rated (but not limited to) include: capital level, asset quality, profitability, loan delinquencies, reserves and regulatory compliance.

Since 1983 BauerFinancial has been compiling information that federal regulators require financial institutions to file every quarter. The information is subjected to a thorough analysis and is compared with historical data for consistency.

No institution pays for its rating, nor can banks or credit unions avoid a rating. For more information about BauerFinancial visit their website.

Puget Sound Bank Recognized as a Top Corporate Philanthropist

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Second Consecutive Year for Bank to Receive Statewide Award

BELLEVUE, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Puget Sound Bank (OTCQB: PUGB) announced that the Puget Sound Business Journal named the Bank as one of Washington state’s top 75 corporate philanthropists for the second consecutive year. Puget Sound Bank was ranked twelfth in the small company category (revenues below $20 million) for both 2014 and 2015.

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Puget Sound Bank One of Region’s Top 75 Corporate Philanthropists

Puget Sound Business Journal to Recognize Companies May 21

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April 13, 2015 – Puget Sound Business Journal recently announced that Puget Sound Bank is one of Washington’s top 75 corporate phhilanthropists for the Bank’s support of the local nonprofit community. The Business Journal will host an awards luncheon at the Seattle Sheraton Hotel on May 21, 2015 to announce the top three corporations in the categories of small, medium and large companies, and the rankings in each category.

Each year the Puget Sound Business Journal reaches out to local companies to survey their support of local nonprofits. This year’s event, the Corporate Citizenship and Healthy Community Champion Awards Luncheon, honors the list makers as well as philanthropists and companies who have made significant contributions in the arts, education, global giving, health care, economic opportunity, neighborhoods and the environment. For more information visit the Puget Sound Business Journal registration page.

Puget Sound Bank Receives Another “Superior” Rating

18th Consecutive Quarter for 5-Star Award

5-star logo MARCH 2015March 16, 2015 – BauerFinancial, an independent research firm that analyzes and reports on banks and credit unions, has rated Puget Sound Bank “superior” (5 stars) for the 18th consecutive quarter. For a bank to bear the five-star (superior) emblem, it must have received an excellent or superior rating for 11 consecutive quarters. Some of the criteria rated (but not limited to) include: capital level, asset quality, profitability, loan delinquencies, reserves and regulatory compliance.

Since 1983 BauerFinancial has been compiling information that federal regulators require financial institutions to file every quarter. The information is subjected to a thorough analysis and is compared with historical data for consistency. Upon completion of the analysis, a star rating is assigned based on a scale of zero to five starts, with five stars the highest.

No institution pays for its rating, nor can banks or credit unions avoid a rating. For more information about BauerFinancial visit their website.

Puget Sound Bank Ranked 5th in State

“Washington’s Banks Looking Pretty Good” says Industry Analyst

March 11, 2015 – In a recent Puget Sound Business Journal article by local digital managing editor Emily Parkhurst, Puget Sound Bank is highlighted as Washington state’s fifth-best as ranked several ratios, including earnings, asset quality, capitalization, growth and other factors.

The list was compiled by St. Louis-based industry analyst Kirk Briden, a banking industry veteran who goes beyond traditional measure criteria to measure performance. As Parkhurst points out in her article, the strength of a bank is important for businesses looking for a loan because banks that are not performing well can have issues with regulators, which can make it more difficult to work with them.

She quotes Briden as saying “When you start running into trouble, regulators often define a very narrow box to confine (the bank) to.” Read her full article to see Briden’s top 25 banks in Washington state.

BauerFinancial Continues to Rate Puget Sound Bank with 5 Stars

17th Consecutive Quarter for Top Rating

5-star-logo-December-2014December 18, 2014 – Puget Sound Bank received BauerFinancial’s 5-Star rating, indicating our strength based upon their performance criteria. For a bank to bear the five-Star (superior) emblem, it must have received an excellent or superior rating for 11 consecutive quarters. Some of the criteria rated (but not limited to) include: capital level, asset quality, profitability, loan delinquencies, reserves and regulatory compliance.

BauerFinancial is an independent research firm that analyzes and reports on bank and credit unions. Since 1983 BauerFinancial has been compiling information federal regulators require financial institutions to file every quarter. The information is subjected to a thorough analysis and is compared with historical data for consistency. Upon completion of the analysis, a star rating is assigned based on a scale of zero to five starts, with five stars the highest.

No institution pays for its rating, nor can banks or credit unions avoid a rating. For more information about
BauerFinancial visit their website.

Puget Sound Bank Ranked 52nd Healthiest Bank in America

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October 29, 2014 – Bellevue, Wash. – Puget Sound Bank was ranked 52 out 6,500 banks in the United States by DepositAccounts.com, an online publication that grades federally insured banks based on capitalization, deposit growth, loan-to-reserve ratios and other factors.

At number 52, Puget Sound Bank is the top-rated Washington state bank.
In addition to ranking banks, DepositAccounts.com also gathers and reports deposit information and publishes articles highlighting current banking deals, providing expert depository market and product analyses.

16th Consecutive Quarter for Superior Financial Soundness

September 9, 2014 – Puget Sound Bank has received the five-star rating from BauerFinancial for the 16th consecutive quarter. This “superior” rating is only available to banks that have received an excellent or superior rating for a minimum of 11 consecutive quarters.

BauerFinancial is a nationally recognized, independent bank rating and research firm. Only 10 percent of the nation’s approximate 7,000 banks have earned this 5-Star Superior Quality Rating. This rating indicates they have done their research to determine the overall financial picture of the Bank. Areas reviewed include but are not limited to capital ratio, profitability/loss trend, evaluating the level of delinquent loans, charge-offs and repossessed assets, the market versus book value of the investment portfolio, regulatory supervisory agreements, the community reinvestment rating (CRA), historical data and liquidity.