Photo Release -- Golden Pacific Bank Announces Edmund Gee as New Chief Credit Officer

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Feb. 17, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Golden Pacific Bancorp and Golden Pacific Bank are pleased to announce the recent appointment of Mr. Edmund Gee as EVP/Chief Credit Officer.

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Mr. Gee joins Golden Pacific Bank with over 30 years of experience in credit and commercial lending, and is widely respected for all aspects of business banking relationships and underwriting. Prior to joining Golden Pacific Bank, Mr. Gee was the Chief Credit Officer of the Bank of Sacramento for about ten years, where he was responsible for a multi million dollar commercial credit and commercial real estate lending portfolio, as well as directing the credit administrative function.

"Ed brings years of extensive lending experience and familiarity with local markets. His addition adds significant strength to our management team as we continue to take major steps to advance the bank," stated CEO Virginia Varela.

Mr. Gee successfully held positions at various financial services organizations through his career such as Chief Credit Officer and Department Manager for the Leasing Division of Commerce Security Bank, VP/Business Banking of CapitalBank Sacramento, and Management and Officer positions with AT&T Capital Corporation, Xerox Credit Corporation, Union Bank and Bank of America. Mr. Gee holds a MBA from the California State University of Sacramento, and a BA from the University of California, Davis.

"I am excited to join Golden Pacific Bank and I look forward to growing our team and customer base. Downtown Sacramento and the surrounding areas are in a growth mode and we intend to provide excellent customer service to the emerging market," says Ed Gee.

Golden Pacific Bank is a highly innovative community bank headquartered in downtown Sacramento, with branches in Sacramento, Yuba City and Live Oak. We are primarily a business bank offering premier banking services to our valued customers.

CONTACT: Virginia Varela 916-414-0680Source:Golden Pacific Bancorp