Wilshire Bancorp to Participate in the D.A. Davidson 16th Annual Financial Services Conference

LOS ANGELES, May 7, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Wilshire Bancorp, Inc. (Nasdaq:WIBC), the holding company for Wilshire Bank, today announced that members of the Company's senior management team will be participating in the D.A. Davidson 16th Annual Financial Services Conference from May 13-14, 2014 in Denver. Jae Whan (J.W.) Yoo, President and Chief Executive Officer, Alex Ko, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, and Peter Koh, Senior Vice President and Chief Credit Officer, will represent Wilshire Bancorp at the conference and meet with institutional investors. A copy of the investor presentation to be used at the conference will be made available on the same day on the investor relations section of the Company's website www.wilshirebank.com.

About Wilshire Bancorp

Headquartered in Los Angeles, Wilshire Bancorp is the parent company of Wilshire Bank, which operates 35 branch offices in California, Texas, New Jersey and New York, and 7 loan production offices in Dallas, TX, Atlanta, GA, Aurora, CO, Annandale, VA, Palisades Park, NJ, Newark, CA, and New York, NY, and is an SBA preferred lender nationwide. Wilshire Bank is a community bank with a focus on commercial real estate lending and general commercial banking, with its primary market encompassing the multi-ethnic populations of the Los Angeles Metropolitan area. In 2014, Wilshire Bancorp was named one of America's 50 Most Trustworthy Financial Companies by Forbes. For more information, please go to www.wilshirebank.com.

CONTACT: Alex Ko, EVP & CFO, (213) 427-6560 www.wilshirebank.comSource:Wilshire Bancorp, Inc.