First Community Financial Partners, Inc. Completes Repurchase of $6.3 Million of Preferred Stock

JOLIET, Ill., Dec. 9, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- First Community Financial Partners, Inc. (OTCQB:FCMP) ("First Community"), repurchased all of its remaining outstanding shares of Fixed Rate Cumulative Perpetual Preferred Stock, Series B (the "Series B Preferred Stock"), and Fixed Rate Cumulative Perpetual Preferred Stock, Series C (the "Series C Preferred Stock"), that were originally issued to the U.S. Department of the Treasury under the Troubled Asset Relief Program Capital Purchase Program ("TARP"). 5,176 shares of Series B Preferred Stock and 1,100 shares of Series C Preferred Stock, with a liquidation preference of $1,000 per share, were repurchased from certain third-party investors at an aggregate purchase price of $6.3 million. The proceeds from First Community's 7.0% subordinated debt raise that closed on October 31, 2014 were used to fund the repurchase of the preferred stock. With the Series B Preferred Stock dividend rate increasing from 5% to 9% in 2015, the repurchase of the preferred stock will result in an estimated annual savings of $301,000, due to the elimination of payment of dividends on the repurchased shares. "The retirement of the preferred stock eliminates the remnants of TARP," said Roy C. Thygesen, CEO. "We are pleased to put closure to this chapter and to continue enhancing our returns to common shareholders."

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 OTCQB marketplace (OTCQB:FCMP). First Community Financial Partners, Inc. has one bank subsidiary, 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 delivered by experienced local professionals.

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CONTACT: Roy C. Thygesen - Chief Executive Officer Phone (815)725-0123

Source:First Community Financial Partners, Inc.