Marie Crayne Named Senior Vice President, Credit Administrator

Sacramento, CA, April 30, 2018 – American River Bankshares [NASDAQ – GS: AMRB], the parent company of American River Bank, a community business bank serving Northern California, today announced that Marie Crayne has been promoted to Senior Vice President, Credit Administrator.

Ms. Crayne who previously served as Vice President, Chief Underwriter and Interim Chief Credit Officer, will continue to lead American River Bank’s Underwriting Department which operates out of the bank headquarters in Rancho Cordova.

“Marie is a diligent and committed leader who has contributed extensively to the success of the Bank,” said David E. Ritchie, Jr., President and CEO of American River Bank.  “This new role recognizes the critical part she plays in our growth strategies as well as her willingness to go above and beyond for our clients and the Company.”

Ms. Crayne joined American River Bank in 2009 as an Assistant Vice President, Commercial Banking Officer and advanced to Vice President, Chief Underwriter in 2011. She has 29 years of banking experience, with roles in credit administration and underwriting. She has managed underwriting teams for 10 years. She was recognized as Manager of the Year in 2014 and continually receives accolades from her colleagues for her diligence and professionalism.

Marie is an engaged supporter of the American River Bank Foundation and often represents the Bank in the community. Ms. Crayne resides with her husband in West Sacramento and together they have four adult children and five grandchildren. Marie enjoys kayaking, biking, swimming, camping and reading.

About American River Bankshares

American River Bankshares is the parent company of American River Bank, a regional bank serving Northern California since 1983. We give business owners more REACH by offering financial expertise and exceptional service to complement a full suite of banking products and services. Our honest approach, commitment to community and focus on profitability is intended to lead our clients to greater success. For more information, call (800) 544-0545 or visit

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