This excerpt taken from the BSRR DEFA14A filed May 13, 2008.
Sierra Bancorp filed a definitive proxy statement in connection with its 2008 annual meeting of shareholders with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the SEC) on April 28, 2008 (the Proxy Statement). Sierra Bancorp shareholders are urged to read the Proxy Statement carefully as it contains important information. The Proxy Statement and other relevant documents filed with the SEC by Sierra Bancorp are also available on the SECs website at www.sec.gov, or on Sierra Bancorps website at www.sierrabancorp.com. These documents may also be obtained free of charge from Sierra Bancorp by contacting Ken Taylor, EVP/CFO, at (559) 782-4900 or (888) 454-BANK. Shareholders may also contact MacKenzie Partners, Inc. with questions or requests for additional copies of the proxy materials by calling toll-free (800) 322-2885 or collect (212) 929-5500, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The statements contained in this release that are not historical facts are forward-looking statements based on managements current expectations and beliefs concerning future developments and their potential effects on the Company. Readers are cautioned not to unduly rely on forward-looking statements. Actual results may differ from those projected. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties including but not limited to the health of the national and California economies, the Companys ability to attract and retain skilled employees, customers service expectations, the Companys ability to successfully deploy new technology and gain efficiencies there from, the success of branch expansion, changes in interest rates, loan portfolio performance, the Companys ability to secure buyers for foreclosed properties, and other factors detailed in the Companys SEC filings.