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Awards

Since our inception in 1990, Bank of Marin has established an outstanding record of awards and accomplishments. Some of our most recent include:

Piper Sandler’s Bank and Thrift Sm-All Stars Ranking, 2020

For the fifth time, Bank of Marin has been named a Sm-All Star by Piper Sandler, highlighting the Bank’s strong credit quality, loan growth and low-cost deposit base. Piper Sandler annually identifies the 35 top-performing small-cap banks and thrifts in the country. To earn Sm-All Star status, companies must have a market cap below $2.5 billion and clear numerous hurdles related to growth, profitability, credit quality, and capital strength. The firm’s screening methodology eliminated 338 institutions, or 91% of banks and thrifts that trade on a major exchange, with the Class of 2020 showing outstanding performance metrics and bottom line results that are markedly better than the industry as a whole.

BauerFinancial 5 Star Superior Rating

Bank of Marin has received the highest possible BauerFinancial 5 Star Superior rating since 2000. BauerFinancial reports and analyzes the performance of U.S. banks and credit unions and does not accept fees for their ratings. Bank of Marin is the only bank headquartered in Marin County to be awarded the superior 5 Star rating.

Bank Director Magazine’s Bank Performance Scorecard, 2019

Bank of Marin was ranked 38th in the 2019 Bank Performance Scorecard List produce by Bank Director Magazine. The Scorecard is a ranking of publicly owned U.S. banks and thrifts that are listed on the Nasdaq OMX and NYSE EURONEXT stock exchanges. There are 300 institutions in this year’s ranking, divided into three separate asset categories: $50 Billion and Above, $5 Billion-$50 Billion and $1 Billion-$5 Billion. Bank of Marin was ranked in the $1 billion-$5 billion category. Bank Director Magazine bases rankings on five key measures of profitability, capitalization and asset quality.

Raymond James, 2016 Community Bankers Cup

Recognizing the top 10% of U.S. community banks, Raymond James bases this award on various profitability, operational efficiency, and balance sheet metrics. Of the 281 community banks considered for the 2016 Community Bankers Cup, the top 10% demonstrated superior performance on a relative basis in one or more of the following measurements of financial performance and stability: nonperforming assets to loans and real estate owned, five-year average core deposit percentage, net interest margin, efficiency ratio, return on average assets, and return on average tangible common equity. The pool of community banks considered for recognition includes all exchange-traded domestic banks, excluding mutual holding companies and potential acquisition targets, with assets between $500 million and $10 billion as of December 31, 2016.

North Bay Business Journal Corporate Philanthropy Award

Bank of Marin has received the North Bay Business Journal’s Corporate Philanthropy Award since the award’s inception in 2014. The award recognizes organizations that contribute significantly to the betterment of the communities they serve.

San Francisco Business Times Top Corporate Philanthropist

Since 2003, Bank of Marin has been named one of the top corporate philanthropists in the Bay Area based on total cash contributions to local charities. Additionally, since 2007, Bank of Marin is consistently one of an elite group of Bay Area companies to receive the Community Commitment Award, which recognizes companies that gave more than 1% of pretax profit to charities.

Marin Independent Journal Readers’ Choice Poll 2020, Best Bank and one of the Most Community-Minded

Bank of Marin was voted the Best Bank and one of the Most Community-Minded by readers of the Marin Independent Journal. The Marin IJ’s annual “Readers’ Choice” awards are selected by a survey of their readers. Marin IJ readers vote for their favorite businesses in a wide variety of categories, and those with the most votes are selected for the Readers’ Choice “Best of” list.

North Bay Business Journal Best Places to Work

Since 2006, Bank of Marin has been selected as one of the “Best Places to Work in the North Bay” by the editorial staff of the North Bay Business Journal. This award is a testament to our positive work environment. Selections are made on the basis of an employer questionnaire, survey ratings by employees, number of responses, size of the company, and the breakdown of responses from management and non-management as well as written comments.