This excerpt taken from the WCBO DEFA14A filed Oct 26, 2009.
In connection with certain matters related to the private placement, West Coast Bancorp intends to file with the SEC a proxy statement. West Coast Bancorp will mail the definitive proxy statement, when available, to its stockholders. Investors and security holders are urged to read the proxy statement with regards to certain matters related to the private placement when it becomes available because it will contain important information. You may obtain a free copy of the proxy statement (when available) and other related documents filed by West Coast Bancorp with the SEC at the SECs website at www.sec.gov or from West Coast Bancorp by visiting the companys website at www.wcb.com. West Coast Bancorp and its directors, executive officers and certain other members of management and employees may be soliciting proxies from stockholders in favor of certain matters relating to the private placement. You can find information about West Coast Bancorps executive officers and directors in West Coast Bancorps definitive proxy statement filed with the SEC on March 18, 2009. You can obtain a free copy of this document from West Coast Bancorp by visiting the companys website at www.wcb.com. Investors may obtain additional information regarding the interest of such participants by reading the proxy statement regarding the matters related to the private placement when it becomes available.