David Taber of American River Bankshares to Speak at Financial Services Conference

Sacramento, CA, March 7, 2006 – David Taber, President and CEO of American River Bankshares, is scheduled to speak on the Northern California Banking Panel at the Sandler O’Neill West Coast Financial Services Conference in San Diego on Thursday, March 9 at approximately 3:25 p.m. Pacific Time. 

Presentations will be webcast live at http://www.sandleroneill.com and will be available for 30 days following the event, beginning March 10, 2006.  The conference will also be available via audio conference at (866) 362-5158. 

American River Bankshares is the parent company of American River Bank (ARB), a community business bank serving Sacramento, CA that operates a family of financial services providers, including North Coast Bank [a division of ARB] in Sonoma County and Bank of Amador [a division of ARB] in Amador County.  For more information, please call 916-565-6100 or visit www.amrb.com, www.americanriverbank.com, www.northcoastbank.com or www.bankofamador.com.

Forward Looking Statement

Certain statements contained herein are forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 that involve risks and uncertainties.  Actual results may differ materially from the results in these forward-looking statements.  Factors that might cause such a difference include, among other matters, changes in interest rates, economic conditions, governmental regulation and legislation, credit quality, and competition affecting the Company’s businesses generally; the risk of natural disasters and future catastrophic events including terrorist related incidents; and other factors discussed in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2004, and in reports filed on Form 10-Q and Form 8-K.  The Company does not undertake any obligation to publicly update or revise any of these forward-looking statements, whether to reflect new information, future events or otherwise.

Media Contact:
Diana Walery
Corporate Communications
American River Bankshares
916-231-6717

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