First Community Financial Partners, Inc. Announces Rescission of Board Resolution

First Community Financial Partners, Inc.

JOLIET, Ill., Nov. 22, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- First Community Financial Partners, Inc. (OTCBB:FCMP) ("First Community" or the "Company"), the holding company for First Community Financial Bank (the "Bank"), announced today that the Board of Directors of the Company has rescinded a board resolution dated October 19, 2011, which required the Company to obtain the written approval of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago (the "Federal Reserve") prior to: (1) the declaration or payment of corporate dividends; (2) any increase in debt; or (3) the redemption of Company stock. The Federal Reserve notified the Company on November 14, 2013 it had no objections to the Company rescinding the board resolution.

"This action reflects the continuing improvement in the financial condition of the Company," said Roy C. Thygesen, Chief Executive Officer. "The merger of our subsidiary banks and subsequent lifting of the Bank's Memoranda of Understanding in August of this year further demonstrate the steps management has taken to improve the asset quality and efficiencies of the Company. The Board recognized this and believed the board resolution adopted on October 19, 2011 was no longer warranted."

About First Community Financial Partners, Inc.: First Community Financial Partners, Inc., headquartered in Joliet, Illinois, is a bank holding company whose common stock trades on the OTC Bulletin Board (OTCBB:FCMP). First Community Financial Partners, Inc. has one bank subsidiary, First Community Financial Bank.

About First Community Financial Bank: First Community Financial Bank, based in Plainfield, Illinois, is a wholly owned banking subsidiary of First Community Financial Partners, Inc., with locations in Joliet, Plainfield, Homer Glen, Channahon, Naperville and Burr Ridge, Illinois. The Bank is dedicated to its founding principles by being actively involved in the communities it serves and providing exceptional personal service through experienced local professionals.

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Many of these risks are beyond management's ability to control or predict. All forward-looking statements attributable to First Community, and its wholly owned bank subsidiary or persons acting on behalf of each of them are expressly qualified in their entirety by the cautionary statements and risk factors contained in this communication. Because of these risks, uncertainties and assumptions, you should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. Furthermore, forward-looking statements speak only as of the date they are made. Except as required under the federal securities laws or the rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission, First Community does not undertake any obligation to update or review any forward-looking information, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

CONTACT: Roy C. Thygesen, CEO (815) 725-0123

Source:First Community Financial Partners, Inc.