November 19, 2012 at 09:00 AM EST
Alicia Ritter Named to Idaho Independent Bank Board of Directors

COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho, Nov. 19, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Jack W. Gustavel, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Idaho Independent Bank ("IIB" or the "Bank") (OTCBB:IIBK), today announced the appointment of Alicia A. Ritter to the Bank's Board of Directors.

"We are fortunate and thrilled to welcome Alicia to the Bank's Board of Directors. She is expected to bring a unique perspective to IIB," Gustavel said.

Ritter is the President and Principal of Ritter Public Relations, an Idaho-based public relations firm. Previously, she was a partial owner of California's largest independent public relations agency and was Managing Director for Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide, one of the world's most prominent public relations firms. Since moving to Idaho eight years ago, she has been focused on public, business, and community issues in the Boise area and the State of Idaho.

Ms. Ritter has worked with a wide range of corporate, government, and non-profit clients and serves on numerous community boards. She is presently Chairman of the Board of the prestigious Arid Club, Board Member for the Lee Pesky Learning Center, and a Board Member of Idaho Business for Education.

About IIB

IIB was established in 1993 as an Idaho state-chartered, commercial bank and currently operates three branches in Boise, as well as branches in Meridian, Coeur d'Alene, Nampa, Mountain Home, Hayden, Caldwell, Star, and Sun Valley/Ketchum, Idaho. IIB has approximately 185 full-time equivalent employees throughout the State of Idaho. To learn more about IIB, visit us online at www.theidahobank.com.

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CONTACT: Jack W. Gustavel
         IDAHO INDEPENDENT BANK
         1260 W. Riverstone Drive
         Coeur d'Alene, Idaho 83814
         (208) 292-1902
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