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Wilshire Bancorp to Participate in FIG Partners' 6th Annual West Coast Bank CEO Forum

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 29, 2015 (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 FIG Partners' 6th Annual West Coast Bank CEO Forum on February 5, 2015 in San Francisco. Jae Whan (J.W.) Yoo, President and Chief Executive Officer, Alex Ko, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, and Peter Koh, Executive Vice President and Chief Credit Officer, will represent Wilshire Bancorp at the conference and meet with institutional investors. In addition, Mr. Yoo will participate in a panel discussion on the topic of "California Banks." 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 33 branch offices in California, Texas, New Jersey and New York, and 4 loan production offices in Atlanta, GA, Aurora, CO, Newark, CA, and Federal Way, WA, 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. For more information, please go to www.wilshirebank.com.

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