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SCHEDULE 14A INFORMATION

 

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The Sample Company MMMMMMMMMMMM + C 1234567890 000004 ENDORSEMENT_LINE______________ SACKPACK_____________ MR A SAMPLE DESIGNATION (IF ANY) ADD 1 ADD 2 ADD 3 ADD 4 ADD 5 ADD 6 Online Go to www.envisionreports.com/wabc or scan the QR code — login details are located in the shaded bar below. Votes submitted electronically must be received by 12:01 A.M., Central Time, on April 22, 2021. Westamerica Bancorporation Annual Meeting Notice 1234 5678 9012 345 Important Notice Regarding the Availability of Proxy Materials for the Westamerica Bancorporation Shareholder Meeting to be Held on Thursday, April 22, 2021. Under Securities and Exchange Commission rules, you are receiving this notice that the proxy materials for the annual shareholders’ meeting are available on the Internet. Follow the instructions below to view the materials and vote online or request a copy. The items to be voted on and location of the annual meeting are on the reverse side. Your vote is important! This communication presents only an overview of the more complete proxy materials that are available to you on the Internet. We encourage you to access and review all of the important information contained in the proxy materials before voting. The 2021 proxy statement and the 2020 annual report are available at: www.envisionreports.com/wabc Easy Online Access — View your proxy materials and vote. Step 1: Go to www.envisionreports.com/wabc. Step 2: Click on Cast Your Vote or Request Materials. Step 3: Follow the instructions on the screen to log in. Step 4: Make your selections as instructed on each screen for your delivery preferences. Step 5: Vote your shares. When you go online, you can also help the environment by consenting to receive electronic delivery of future materials. Obtaining a Copy of the Proxy Materials – If you want to receive a copy of the proxy materials, you must request one. There is no charge to you for requesting a copy. Please make your request as instructed on the reverse side on or before April 12, 2021 to facilitate timely delivery. 03DF2D 2 N O T C O Y + Westamerica Bancorporation Annual Shareholders Meeting Westamerica Bancorporation’s Annual Meeting of Shareholders will be held on April 22, 2021 at Westamerica Bancorporation,4550 Mangels Blvd., Fairfield, California, at 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time. Proposals to be voted on at the meeting are listed below along with the Board of Directors’ recommendations. The Board of Directors recommends a vote FOR all nominees, FOR Proposal 2 and FOR Proposal 3. 1. Election of Directors. 01 - E. Allen; 02 - L. Bartolini; 03 - E.J. Bowler; 04 - M. Chiesa; 05 - M. Hassid; 06 – C. MacMillan; 07 – R. Nelson; 08 – D. Payne; 09 – E. Sylvester; 2. Approve a non-binding advisory vote on the compensation of our executive officers. 3. Ratification of independent auditors. PLEASE NOTE – YOU CANNOT VOTE BY RETURNING THIS NOTICE. To vote your shares you must go online or request a paper copy of the proxy materials to receive a proxy card. If you wish to attend and vote at the meeting, please bring this notice with you. Directions to Westamerica Bancorporation Annual Meeting of Shareholders Westamerica Bancorporation 4550 Mangels Blvd. Fairfield, CA 94534 From the West (San Francisco) Proceed onto I-80 East toward Sacramento. Take exit 41 for Suisun Valley Road/Pittman Road. Turn left onto Pittman Road/Suisun Valley Road. Continue to follow Suisun Valley Road. Use the 2nd from the left lane to turn left onto Business Center Drive/Mangels Blvd. Slight right to stay on Mangels Blvd. Destination will be on the right. From the East (Sacramento) Proceed onto I-80 West toward San Francisco. Take exit 41 toward Suisun Valley Road/Green Valley Road. Keep right at the fork. Merge onto Neitzel Road. Continue onto Neitzel Road. Use the left lane to turn left onto Suisun Valley Road. Use the 2nd from the left lane to turn left onto Business Center Drive/Mangels Blvd. Slight right to stay on Mangels Blvd. Destination will be on the right. Admission to the Meeting No ticket will be necessary for admission to the Annual Meeting. However, to facilitate the admission process, Shareholders of Record (registered holder) planning to attend the meeting should check the appropriate box on the Proxy Card or by voting online. If you hold shares through an intermediary, such as a bank or broker (beneficial owner), you will need to register at the desk in the lobby. Please bring the following as evidence of ownership: 1) a Legal Proxy, which you can obtain from your bank or broker or other intermediary or your shareholder statement dated on or after February 22, 2021, the Annual Meeting Record Date; and 2) photo identification. We intend to hold the meeting in person. If we are unable to hold the meeting in person, we will announce alternative arrangements for the meeting by a press release and posting details on our website. Please monitor the Shareholder section of our website at www.westamerica.com for updated information. If you are planning to attend the meeting, please check the website one week prior to the meeting date. As always, we encourage you to vote your shares prior to the meeting. Here’s how to order a copy of the proxy materials and select delivery preferences: Current and future delivery requests can be submitted using the options below. If you request an email copy, you will receive an email with a link to the current meeting materials. PLEASE NOTE: You must use the number in the shaded bar on the reverse side when requesting a copy of the proxy materials. — Internet – Go to www.envisionreports.com/wabc. Click Cast Your Vote or Request Materials. — Phone – Call us free of charge at 1-866-641-4276. — Email – Send an email to investorvote@computershare.com with “Proxy Materials Westamerica Bancorporation” in the subject line. Include your full name and address, plus the number located in the shaded bar on the reverse side, and state that you want a paper copy of the meeting materials. To facilitate timely delivery, all requests for a paper copy of proxy materials must be received by April 12, 2021.