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TriCo Bancshares and Tri Counties Bank are headquartered in Chico, California. Tri Counties Bank has a 35-year history in the banking industry. Tri Counties Bank operates from 34 traditional branch locations and 27 in-store branch locations, in 23 California counties. Tri Counties Bank offers financial services and provides a diversified line of products and services to consumers and businesses, which include demand, savings and time deposits, consumer finance, online banking, mortgage lending, and commercial banking throughout its market area. It operates a network of 66 ATMs and provides a 24-hour, seven days a week telephone customer service center. Brokerage services are provided at the Bank’s office by the Bank’s association with Raymond James Financial, Inc.
Tri Counties Bank relies substantially on local promotional activity, personal contacts by its officers, directors, and employees, extended hours, personalized service and its reputation in the communities it serves to compete with other financial institutions.
The number of shares outstanding of Registrant’s common stock, as of March 4, 2011, was 15,860,138 shares of common stock, without par value. [REF]