Press Release                                                            Contact:          D. Linn Wiley

For Immediate Release                                                                      President and                                                                                                                                                             Chief Executive Officer

                                                                                                            (909) 980-4030

 

 

CVB Financial Corp. Receives Dividend Achiever Award

 

Ontario, CA-August 25, 2005:  CVB Financial Corp. (NASDAQ:CVBF), parent company of Citizens Business Bank, was recently awarded the 2005 Dividend Achiever by Mergent, Inc. This is a result of its outstanding record of ten or more consecutive years of dividend increases.  CVB Financial Corp. has received this recognition for the past three consecutive years.

 

Mergent applauded CVB Financial Corp. for its superior dividend history. 

This year just 314 of the 15,000 U.S. publicly listed companies monitored by Mergent met the stringent criteria required to be a Dividend Achiever.  CVB Financial Corp. also was recognized for the many years of successful fiscal management and shareholder awareness that have been reflected in their dividend policies.

 

 “We are pleased to be recognized among this elite group of companies,” commented Linn Wiley, President and Chief Executive Officer.  “It reflects our commitment to providing our shareholders with a superior return on their investment.  This is achieved through the appreciation in our stock value and attractive dividend practices.”

 

Mergent, Inc., is a leading provider of global business and financial information on publicly traded companies and operates sales offices in key North American cities, as well as London, Tokyo and Sidney.  The company dates back to 1900 and provides information on more than 15,000 public companies in the United States.

 

CVB Financial Corp. is the holding company for Citizens Business Bank.  The Bank is the largest financial institution headquartered in the Inland Empire region of Southern California.  It serves 34 cities with 40 business financial centers in the Inland Empire, Los Angeles County, Orange County and the Central Valley areas of California.

 

Shares of CVB Financial Corp. common stock are listed on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol of CVBF.

 

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