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1st Century Bank and EVP Bonnie Rubin to be Honored at Pearls of Hope(R) Gala

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 30, 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 Executive Vice President Bonnie Rubin and 1st Century Bank will be honored for their years of service and support to The Lorraine Jackson Foundation at the 7th Annual Awards & Scholarship Gala to be held on October 14, 2015.

The Lorraine Jackson Foundation is a Los Angeles-based nonprofit organization that provides college scholarships for children who have lost a parent to breast cancer. Through Pearls of Hope®, the Foundation raises money by donations from individuals, corporate and foundation sponsorships, online fundraising partnerships, and its annual Golf Classic and Pearls of Hope Gala. Ms. Rubin has served on the Foundation's Board of Directors for over ten years.

"It has been my privilege to be involved with Lorraine Jackson and her Foundation's outstanding service to children in families affected by breast cancer. I applaud all who collaborate with this fantastic organization," said Bonnie Rubin.

About 1st Century Bank

1st Century Bank is a 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, 1st Century Bank partners with its clients to tailor financial strategies that meet their unique needs. The Bank 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. 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.

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

Source:1st Century Bancshares, Inc.