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1st Century Bank Ranked Among Best Places to Work 2015 by Los Angeles Business Journal

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 6, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- 1st Century Bank, N.A. (the "Bank"), and its holding company 1st Century Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:FCTY), is pleased to announce that the Bank was named among the Los Angeles Business Journal's top 100 "Best Places to Work 2015," a survey and recognition program dedicated to identifying and recognizing the best employers in Los Angeles County. The rankings of the 100 "Best Places to Work in Los Angeles" will be unveiled at an awards ceremony to be held later this month.

"It is a tremendous honor to be ranked among many of the brightest businesses and best companies to work for in Los Angeles," said Jason P. DiNapoli, Founder, President and CEO of 1st Century Bank. "We are also very proud to be the only bank recognized in this group. Thank you to the Los Angeles Business Journal for this distinction, and especially to our Bank's incredible team, whose personal mission is to advocate for our clients in ways that make their businesses successful."

More information about the "Best Places to Work in Los Angeles" is available at www.bestplacestoworkla.com.

About 1st Century Bank

1st Century Bank is a private, community bank catering to small businesses and professionals on the Westside of Los Angeles. Founded in 2004 by a team of entrepreneurs and banking veterans, we work with our clients as partners, tailoring financial strategies to their unique needs. This is what distinguishes 1st Century Bank as the premier private bank in Los Angeles. www.1cbank.com

About 1st Century Bancshares, Inc.

1st Century Bancshares, Inc. is a publicly owned company traded on the NASDAQ Capital Market under the symbol "FCTY." The Company's wholly-owned subsidiary, 1st Century Bank, N.A., is headquartered in the Century City area of Los Angeles, with a full service business bank in Century City, CA, and relationship offices in Santa Monica and Beverly Hills, CA. The Bank's primary focus is serving the specific banking needs of entrepreneurs, professionals and small businesses with the personal service of a traditional community bank, while offering the technologies of a big money center bank.

CONTACT: Tammy Levine Marketing Officer (310) 270-9502 tlevine@1cbank.com

Source:1st Century Bancshares, Inc.