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Amegy Bancorporation, Inc. – Important Notice Concerning Limitations on Trading in Amegy Bancorporation, Inc. Stock (November 7th, 2005)
Amegy Bancorporation, Inc. – Important Notice Concerning Potential Limitations on Trading in Amegy Bancorporation, Inc. Stock (October 19th, 2005)
Amegy Bancorporation, Inc. – Press Release Oct. 11, 2005 (October 12th, 2005)

Houston, Texas — Amegy Bancorporation, Inc. (NASDAQ: ABNK) announced that the Company’s shareholders today approved its merger with Zions Bancorporation (NASDAQ: ZION). Over 98% of all votes cast at the special meeting of shareholders were cast in favor of the transaction. The votes cast in favor of the transaction constitute approximately 70% of all outstanding shares. The closing of the transaction, which remains subject to regulatory approval and the satisfaction of customary closing conditions contained in the merger agreement, is expected to occur late in the fourth quarter.

Amegy Bancorporation, Inc. – Press Release August 3, 2005 (August 3rd, 2005)

HOUSTON (August 3, 2005) – The Amegy Bancorporation, Inc. (NASDAQ: ABNK) Board of Directors today declared a dividend to be paid with respect to the common stock of the Company in the amount of $0.11 per share, to be paid on September 15, 2005 to shareholders of record at the close of business on September 1, 2005.

Amegy Bancorporation, Inc. – Press Release July 21, 2005 (July 21st, 2005)

Houston, Texas – Amegy Bancorporation, Inc., parent of Amegy Bank N.A. (NASDAQ: ABNK), today reported second quarter results that reflect the successful continuation of its strategy to build its core businesses. On July 6, the Company announced its intent to merge with Zions Bancorporation (NASDAQ: ZION). The merger is subject to Amegy Bancorporation shareholder and regulatory approvals and is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2005.

Amegy Bancorporation, Inc. – AGREEMENT AND PLAN OF MERGER dated as of July 5, 2005 by and among ZIONS BANCORPORATION, INDEPENDENCE MERGER COMPANY, INC. and AMEGY BANCORPORATION, INC. (July 8th, 2005)

AGREEMENT AND PLAN OF MERGER, dated as of July 5, 2005 (this “Agreement”), by and among Zions Bancorporation, a Utah corporation (“Zions”), Independence Merger Company, Inc., a Texas corporation (“Merger Sub”) and Amegy Bancorporation, Inc., a Texas corporation (“Amegy”).

Southwest Bancorp of Texas Inc – Legal disclaimer Certain of the matters discussed in this press release may constitute forward-looking statements for the purposes of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and as such may involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of Southwest Bancorporation of Texas, Inc. (the "Company") to be materially different from future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. The words "expect," "anticipated," " (February 24th, 2005)

Legal disclaimer Certain of the matters discussed in this press release may constitute forward-looking statements for the purposes of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and as such may involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of Southwest Bancorporation of Texas, Inc. (the "Company") to be materially different from future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. The words "expect," "anticipated," "intend," "plan," "believe," "seek," "estimate," and similar expressions are intended to identify such forward-looking statements. The Company's actual results may differ materially from the results anticipated in these forward-looking statements due to a variety of factors, including, without limitation (a) the effects of future economic conditions on the Company and its customers; (b) the cost

Southwest Bancorp of Texas Inc – Legal disclaimer Certain of the matters discussed in this press release may constitute forward-looking statements for the purposes of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and as such may involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of Southwest Bancorporation of Texas, Inc. (the "Company") to be materially different from future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. The words "expect," "anticipated," " (January 27th, 2005)

Legal disclaimer Certain of the matters discussed in this press release may constitute forward-looking statements for the purposes of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and as such may involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of Southwest Bancorporation of Texas, Inc. (the "Company") to be materially different from future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. The words "expect," "anticipated," "intend," "plan," "believe," "seek," "estimate," and similar expressions are intended to identify such forward-looking statements. The Company's actual results may differ materially from the results anticipated in these forward-looking statements due to a variety of factors, including, without limitation (a) the effects of future economic conditions on the Company and its customers; (b) the cost

Southwest Bancorp of Texas Inc – January 25, 2005 Press Release (January 26th, 2005)

•   Diluted earnings per common share were $0.24 for the fourth quarter of 2004 compared to $0.28 linked quarter and up 4.0% from $0.23 in the fourth quarter of 2003.

Southwest Bancorp of Texas Inc – SOUTHWEST BANCORPORATION OF TEXAS, INC. DIRECTOR AND OFFICER INDEMNITY AGREEMENT (January 6th, 2005)

This instrument evidences an INDEMNITY AGREEMENT, effective as of December 31, 2004, made between Southwest Bancorporation of Texas, Inc., a Texas corporation (“the Corporation”), and                                               (the “Indemnified Party”).

Southwest Bancorp of Texas Inc – AMENDED AND RESTATED EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENT (October 22nd, 2004)

THIS EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENT (this “Agreement”) is made by and between SOUTHWEST BANCORPORATION OF TEXAS, INC. (“Company”) and WALTER E. JOHNSON (“Executive”).

Southwest Bancorp of Texas Inc – PRESS RELEASE Additional information www.swbanktx.com (July 20th, 2004)

•   Diluted earnings per common share were $0.23 ($0.46 pre-split) for the second quarter of 2004 and $0.45 ($0.90 pre-split) for the six month period ended June 30, 2004.

Southwest Bancorp of Texas Inc – PRESS RELEASE (June 18th, 2004)

HOUSTON, TEXAS (June 17, 2004) – Southwest Bancorporation of Texas, Inc. (NASDAQ: SWBT) today announced that its Board of Directors has approved a one-for-one stock split of its common stock to be effected in the form of a 100% stock dividend.

Southwest Bancorp of Texas Inc – SOUTHWEST BANCORPORATION OF TEXAS, INC. ANNOUNCES MERGER WITH KLEIN BANCSHARES, INC. Creates fourth largest bank in Houston; Branch network to expand by 50 percent (May 20th, 2004)

HOUSTON (May 20, 2004) – Southwest Bancorporation of Texas, Inc. (NASDAQ: SWBT), parent of Southwest Bank of Texas NA, and Klein Bancshares, Inc., parent of Klein Bank, announced today the signing of a definitive merger agreement. Upon completion of the merger, Klein Bank will become part of Southwest Bank of Texas NA.

Southwest Bancorp of Texas Inc – April 19, 2004 PRESS RELEASE Additional information (April 20th, 2004)

•   Diluted earnings per common share were $0.44 for the quarter; adjusted for merger-related expenses of $0.03, diluted earnings per common share for the 1st quarter were $0.47, an 8% increase from the 1st quarter of 2003

Southwest Bancorp of Texas Inc – INCENTIVE STOCK OPTION AGREEMENT (February 27th, 2004)

AGREEMENT made as of the           DAY OF                                         200         , between SOUTHWEST BANCORPORATION OF TEXAS, INC., a Texas corporation (the “Company”) and                                         (“Employee”).

Southwest Bancorp of Texas Inc – CHANGE IN CONTROL AGREEMENT [ONE-YEAR] (February 27th, 2004)

This CHANGE IN CONTROL AGREEMENT (“Agreement”), effective as of , (the Effective Date), by and between Southwest Bancorporation of Texas, Inc., a Texas corporation (the Company), and (the “Employee”);

Southwest Bancorp of Texas Inc – NONSTATUTORY STOCK OPTION AGREEMENT (February 27th, 2004)

AGREEMENT made as of the           DAY OF                                         200         , between SOUTHWEST BANCORPORATION OF TEXAS, INC., a Texas corporation (the “Company”) and                                         (“Employee”).

Southwest Bancorp of Texas Inc – EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENT (February 27th, 2004)

THIS EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENT (“Agreement”) is made by and between SOUTHWEST BANK OF TEXAS NATIONAL ASSOCIATION (“Company”) and Charles F. Hall, Jr. (“Employee”).

Southwest Bancorp of Texas Inc – FIRST AMENDMENT TO CHANGE IN CONTROL AGREEMENT [TWO-YEAR] (February 27th, 2004)

This First Amendment (the “Amendment”) made as of June 4, 2002, to that certain Change in Control Agreement (“Agreement”) between Southwest Bancorporation of Texas, Inc. (the “Company”) and (“Executive”) ;

Southwest Bancorp of Texas Inc – January 19, 2004 PRESS RELEASE Additional information: (January 20th, 2004)

Houston, Texas — Southwest Bancorporation of Texas, Inc. (NASDAQ: SWBT), the largest independent bank in Houston, today reported solid growth in 2003.

Southwest Bancorp of Texas Inc – SOUTHWEST BANCORPORATION OF TEXAS, INC. ANNOUNCES MAJOR INITIATIVES IN DALLAS To Merge with Lone Star Bank; Well-Known Banker Joins Team (October 28th, 2003)

DALLAS and HOUSTON – Oct. 27, 2003 – Southwest Bancorporation of Texas, Inc. (NASDAQ: SWBT) announced today that it has taken major steps in its expansion plans through a definitive agreement to merge with Reunion Bancshares, Inc., parent of Lone Star Bank in Dallas. Additionally, the Company announced that Terry Kelley, a veteran Dallas banker, is joining the leadership team as Chairman of the Dallas/Fort Worth region.

Southwest Bancorp of Texas Inc – IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING SOUTHWEST BANK OF TEXAS 401(K) SAVINGS PLAN BLACKOUT PERIOD AND YOUR RIGHTS TO TRADE SOUTHWEST BANCORPORATION COMMON STOCK DURING BLACKOUT To: All Southwest Bank of Texas Directors and Executive Officers From: Paul Murphy, CEO Southwest Bank of Texas The purpose of this notice is to inform you that the Southwest Bank of Texas 401(k) Savings Plan (the "SWBT Plan") will be entering a blackout period due to a Trustee and Recordkeeper conversion from Hand Benefits and Trust to Fidelity Investments. The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) recently published final rul (May 6th, 2003)
Southwest Bancorp of Texas Inc – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE SOUTHWEST BANCORPORATION OF TEXAS SELLS INTEREST IN BAY CITY BANK Houston, Texas - (August 15, 2002) - Southwest Bancorporation of Texas, Inc. (Nasdaq: SWBT) announced today that its interest in First National Bank of Bay City will be sold in a cash transaction valued at $5 million, subject to certain adjustments, between First National Bank of Bay City and Prosperity Bancshares Inc. Southwest Bancorporation of Texas owns approximately 58 percent of First National Bank of Bay City and, upon closing of the transaction, expects to record a pretax gain of approximately $1 mi (August 19th, 2002)
Southwest Bancorp of Texas Inc – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Jane Powell (713) 974-9300 SOUTHWEST BANCORPORATION OF TEXAS REPORTS QUARTERLY OPERATING EPS UP 29% HOUSTON (January 18, 2001) -- Southwest Bancorporation of Texas, Inc. (NASDAQ: SWBT), the largest independent bank-holding company in Houston, with $3.97 billion in assets, reported continued strong operating earnings for the fourth quarter, according to Paul B. Murphy, Jr., chief executive officer and president. "We are hitting on all cylinders at Southwest Bank. Our extraordinary growth tells you not simply how we're doing, but also where we are going," said Murp (January 19th, 2001)

4Q-00 4Q-99 % CHANGE YTD 00 YTD 99 ------------ ------------ --------- ------------ ------------ BALANCE SHEET AVERAGES ($ in 000's except per share data) Total loans $ 2,455,734 $ 1,924,791 27.6% $ 2,281,340 $ 1,762,826 Investment securities 877,143 905,224 -3.1% 881,379 946,391 Securities purchased under resale agreements 38,293 - 100.0% 9,626 959 Fed funds sold and other earning assets 67,349 37,663 78.8% 51,668 52,941 ------------ ------------

Southwest Bancorp of Texas Inc – 1989 STOCK OPTION PLAN (May 11th, 2000)
Southwest Bancorp of Texas Inc – 1993 STOCK OPTION PLAN (May 11th, 2000)
Southwest Bancorp of Texas Inc – EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENT (March 7th, 2000)
Southwest Bancorp of Texas Inc – 1996 STOCK OPTION PLAN (March 3rd, 2000)
Southwest Bancorp of Texas Inc – Re: Employment Agreement (March 3rd, 2000)
Southwest Bancorp of Texas Inc – INCENTIVE STOCK OPTION AGREEMENT (April 14th, 1999)
Southwest Bancorp of Texas Inc – AMENDED AND RESTATED 1993 STOCK OPTION AND INCENTIVE PLAN (April 14th, 1999)
Southwest Bancorp of Texas Inc – NON-QUALIFIED STOCK OPTION AGREEMENT (April 14th, 1999)
Southwest Bancorp of Texas Inc – OPERATING AGREEMENT (January 13th, 1999)
Southwest Bancorp of Texas Inc – AGREEMENT AND PLAN OF MERGER (October 22nd, 1998)