Mechanics Bank Announces $165 million Aggregate Special Dividend

WALNUT CREEK, CA – July 23, 2021 – Mechanics Bank (ticker: MCHB) today announced that its Board of Directors declared a special cash dividend, representing $2,569 per common share, payable on August 5, 2021 to all common stockholders of record as of the close of business on August 2, 2021. The determination to pay dividends in the future will be evaluated by the Board of Directors and will depend upon, among other factors, results of operations, financial condition, capital requirements and contractual restrictions.

About Mechanics Bank

Mechanics Bank is an independent, full-service community bank headquartered in Walnut Creek, California, with approximately $19 billion in assets, a best-in-class deposit franchise and 123 branches. It was founded in 1905 to assist local businesses and families and has remained focused on building lasting customer relationships throughout its storied history. Today, Mechanics Bank is one of the largest California-based banks and continues to earn its reputation as a successful and trusted financial partner committed to helping consumers, businesses and communities grow and prosper. Mechanics Bank provides a highly personalized relationship banking experience that includes consumer and business banking services, commercial lending, cash management services, and comprehensive trust, investment and wealth management services. Mechanics Bank received a rating of “Outstanding” from its primary regulator, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), for its most recent Community Reinvestment Act examination period of May 2016 through April 2019. Mechanics Bank is a Member FDIC institution and Equal Housing Lender.

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