Hanmi Bank Announces New Healthcare Banking Group

LOS ANGELES, June 30, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Hanmi Bank ("Hanmi"), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hanmi Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:HAFC), today announced the formation of its Healthcare Banking Group to provide banking and financing solutions to the healthcare industry including healthcare systems, medical professionals and an array of other healthcare-related service providers.

"I am very pleased to announce our expansion into the healthcare industry," said C. G. Kum, President & CEO of Hanmi. "The newly created Healthcare Banking Group will enable us to continue to expand the Hanmi brand and to generate new customers in this growing industry. We expect this group to contribute immediately with a meaningful level of commercial loans and core deposits."

Hanmi also announced that Patti Thompson-Derry has joined Hanmi's management team to lead the newly created group. Prior to Hanmi, Ms. Thompson-Derry served as Executive Vice President and Manager of Healthcare and Education Banking Group at Pacific Western Bank. She brings with her over 26 years of experience in healthcare lending and financial services.

About Hanmi Financial Corporation

Headquartered in Los Angeles, California, Hanmi Financial Corporation owns Hanmi Bank, which serves multi-ethnic communities through its network of 46 full-service branches and 6 loan production offices in California, Texas, Illinois, Virginia, New Jersey, New York, Colorado, Washington and Georgia. Hanmi Bank specializes in commercial real estate, C&I, SBA and trade finance lending to small and middle market businesses. Additional information is available at www.hanmi.com.

CONTACT: Lasse Glassen Investor Relations Addo Communications 310-829-5400 Romolo (Ron) Santarosa SEVP, Corporate Finance and Strategy 213-427-5636 Michael McCall EVP & Chief Financial Officer 213-427-5701

Source:Hanmi Bank