Horgan, Rosen, Beckham & Coren, L.L.P. Serves as Legal Counsel to County Commerce Bank in its merger with Citizens Business Bank

CALABASAS, Calif., Nov. 4, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Horgan, Rosen, Beckham & Coren, L.L.P., served as legal counsel to County Commerce Bank (OTC PINK:CNYB) in connection with its negotiating and entering into a definitive merger agreement with CVB Financial Corp. (NASDAQ:CVBF) ("CVBF"). Pursuant to the agreement County Commerce Bank ("CCB") will merge with and into CVBF's principal subsidiary, Citizens Business Bank ("Citizens"). As a result of this merger Citizens' presence in Ventura County will be strengthened and customers of CCB will benefit from an expanded branch and ATM network as well as a broad range of products and services offered by Citizens.

The corporate and banking team of Horgan, Rosen, Beckham & Coren, L.L.P., led by founding partners, Arthur A. Coren and S. Alan Rosen, worked closely with the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of CCB, Joseph D. Kreutz, and CCB's financial advisors, Keefe, Bruyette, and Woods, to get this merger agreement completed.

"This merger is truly a marriage of two well respected and well run financial institutions. Together they will provide an extensive branch network throughout Ventura, Oxnard, Camarillo, and Westlake Village from which to serve this sector of the Southern California banking community," said Arthur Coren. "HRBC is privileged to be part of helping this significant business combination come to fruition."

Horgan, Rosen, Beckham & Coren, L.L.P. specializes in the representation of community banks and their holding companies throughout the western United States and has been ranked by SNL Financial as the #1 law firm on the West Coast for Financial Institutions Mergers and Acquisitions two years in a row and in the top 10 in branch purchase and assumption transactions. Horgan, Rosen, Beckham & Coren, L.L.P. continues to be recognized by SNL Financial as among the top corporate and banking law firms in the West Coast.

CONTACT: ARTHUR A. COREN HORGAN, ROSEN, BECKHAM & COREN L.L.P. CALABASAS, CA (818) 591-2121Source:Horgan, Rosen, Beckham & Coren L.L.P.