Washington, D.C. 20549


Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): July 22, 2014

Umpqua Holdings Corporation
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Its Charter)

(State or Other Jurisdiction of Incorporation or Organization)
(Commission File Number)
(I.R.S. Employer Identification Number)

One SW Columbia Street, Suite 1200
Portland, Oregon 97258
(address of Principal Executive Offices) (Zip Code)

(503) 727-4100
(Registrant's Telephone Number, Including Area Code)

Not Applicable
Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report

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Item 5.02
Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.
(b)    On July 22, 2014, Laureen Seeger provided notice of her resignation from the Board of Directors of Umpqua Holdings Corporation (the “Company”) and Umpqua Bank, effective August 31, 2014. Ms. Seeger is resigning in connection with the commencement of her employment as General Counsel of American Express Company due to the Depository Institution Management Interlocks Act and federal bank regulatory policy. Ms. Seeger expressed her continued support of the board, the management team and the Company.


Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

Umpqua Holdings Corporation

Date: July 22, 2014
By: /s/ Andrew H. Ognall
Name: Andrew H. Ognall
Title: Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary