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Westamerica to Participate in RBC Capital Markets Financial Institutions Conference

/ Source: GlobeNewswire

SAN RAFAEL, Calif., April 29, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Westamerica Bancorporation (Nasdaq:WABC) is scheduled to participate in the 2011 RBC Capital Markets' Financial Institutions Conference.

David Payne, Chairman, President and CEO, will participate in the "Operating in a Post Crisis World: Meeting the Challenge of Profitable Growth " panel discussion beginning at 9:30 a.m. ET on Thursday, May 5, 2011. Investors and the public can access the audio-only webcast at .

Westamerica Bancorporation, through its wholly owned subsidiary, Westamerica Bank, operates banking and trust offices throughout Northern and Central California.

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Forward-looking statements, by their nature, are subject to risks and uncertainties. A number of factors - many of which are beyond the Company's control - could cause actual conditions, events or results to differ significantly from those described in the forward-looking statements. The Company's most recent reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including the annual report for the year ended December 31, 2010 filed on Form 10-K and quarterly report for the quarter ended September 30, 2010 filed on Form 10-Q, describe some of these factors, including certain credit, market, operational, liquidity and interest rate risks associated with the Company's business and operations. Other factors described in these reports include changes in business and economic conditions, competition, fiscal and monetary policies, disintermediation, legislation including the Dodd Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010 and the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, and mergers and acquisitions. 

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CONTACT: Westamerica Bancorporation Robert A. Thorson - SVP & Chief Financial Officer 707-863-6840