October 29, 2012 at 14:16 PM EDT
Wells Fargo Bolsters Agribusiness Expertise In Pacific Northwest with Addition of Terese Rowe

Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) said today that it has added to its agribusiness expertise in the Pacific Northwest with the addition of Terese Rowe as senior vice president and head of its Agribusiness Group of Oregon. She is based in Eugene.

Terese Rowe, senior vice president and head of Wells Fargo's Agribusiness Group of Oregon (Photo: Bu ...

Terese Rowe, senior vice president and head of Wells Fargo's Agribusiness Group of Oregon (Photo: Business Wire)

Rowe will also be assisting Bruce Zavalney, senior vice president and head of Central Washington Ag and Commercial Banking, and Sally Williams, senior vice president and head of Wells Fargo’s forest products business, in expanding Wells Fargo’s presence in agribusiness across the Pacific Northwest.

Rowe brings more than 15 years of lending experience to Wells Fargo. Most recently, she led corporate credit at Rabobank Chile, where she managed credit risk of an agribusiness portfolio that included fruit, salmon farming, wine, poultry and forest products. In her new role with Wells Fargo, Rowe is responsible for delivering the full breadth of Wells Fargo financial services to agribusiness customers in the Pacific Northwest. Rowe’s group will continue its growth in 2013.

“Wells Fargo is extremely fortunate to bring Terese, an agribusiness veteran, to the helm of our team in the Pacific Northwest,” said Michael McEntee, senior vice president and head of the Wells Fargo Greater Oregon Regional Commercial Banking Office. “Her record of successful partnerships with agribusiness is a tremendous asset for growing our business in this market.”

Rowe holds a master’s degree in agricultural economics from the University of Illinois-Urbana and is a graduate of the Washington Agriculture and Forestry Leadership program. Prior to banking, she worked in the forestry, fishing and salmon farming industries in Washington. Rowe earned a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Western Washington University.

“I am excited to be a part of Wells Fargo, because it has the same passion for agribusiness that I do,” said Rowe. “As the biggest lender to agribusiness in the U.S., Wells Fargo understands the needs of agribusiness and is committed to supporting agribusiness in the long term.”

Wells Fargo Commercial Banking serves middle market businesses with annual sales in excess of $20 million. Nationwide, Wells Fargo is the No. 1 commercial bank in the markets it serves. In addition to providing a world-class customer experience for our clients, Wells Fargo commercial bankers also are committed to being good citizens, from charitable giving to volunteering to public service.

About Wells Fargo

Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) is a nationwide, diversified, community-based financial services company with $1.4 trillion in assets. Founded in 1852 and headquartered in San Francisco, Wells Fargo provides banking, insurance, investments, mortgage, and consumer and commercial finance through more than 9,000 stores, 12,000 ATMs, the Internet (wellsfargo.com), and has offices in more than 35 countries to support the bank’s customers who conduct business in the global economy. With more than 265,000 team members, Wells Fargo serves one in three households in the United States. Wells Fargo & Company was ranked No. 26 on Fortune’s 2012 rankings of America’s largest corporations. Wells Fargo’s vision is to satisfy all our customers’ financial needs and help them succeed financially.

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