JOHN DAY – The John Day branch of Umpqua Bank will not be affected by the consolidation of branches in three western states, company officials confirmed.
Umpqua Bank announced June 23 it would close 27 branches, described as stores, by the end of the year as it consolidates operations from the merger with Sterling Financial. The closures will include seven branches in Oregon, which were not identified. However, the bank said all have territories that overlap.
Consolidation decisions focused on proximity to other branches and convenience for customers, among other factors, said Eve Callahan, senior vice president for communications at Umpqua. She said it’s important to note the average distance between consolidating locations is 1.1 miles.
The John Day branch remains open as usual, with the nearest branch 70 miles away in Harney County.