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PacWest Bancorp Enters Into Agreement to Sell Two Retail Branches

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 03, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- PacWest Bancorp (Nasdaq:PACW) announced today that its principal operating subsidiary, Pacific Western Bank, has entered into a definitive agreement to sell two retail branches to First Foundation Bank (the “Transaction”). The branches are located in Laguna Hills and Seal Beach, California (the “Branches”).

Currently, the deposits of the Branches total approximately $200 million, principally comprised of time deposits. No loans are being sold in connection with the Transaction. The Transaction is expected to be completed before the end of the year subject to regulatory approval and customary closing conditions.

ABOUT PACWEST BANCORP

PacWest Bancorp (“PacWest”) is a bank holding company with $21 billion in assets with one wholly-owned banking subsidiary, Pacific Western Bank (“Pacific Western”). The Bank has 79 full-service branches located throughout the state of California and one branch in Durham, North Carolina. Pacific Western provides commercial banking services, including real estate, construction, and commercial loans, and comprehensive deposit and treasury management services to small and medium-sized businesses. Pacific Western offers additional products and services under the brands of its business groups, CapitalSource and Square 1 Bank. CapitalSource provides cash flow, asset-based, equipment and real estate loans and leases and treasury management services to established middle market businesses on a national basis. Square 1 Bank offers a comprehensive suite of financial services focused on entrepreneurial businesses and their venture capital and private equity investors, with offices located in key innovative hubs across the United States. For more information about PacWest Bancorp, visit www.pacwestbancorp.com, or to learn more about Pacific Western Bank, visit www.pacificwesternbank.com.

FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

This press release contains forward-looking information about PacWest that is intended to be covered by the safe harbor for “forward-looking statements” provided by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. All statements other than statements of historical fact are forward-looking statements. Such statements involve inherent risks and uncertainties, many of which are difficult to predict and are generally beyond the control of PacWest. We caution readers that a number of important factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed in, implied or projected by, such forward-looking statements. Risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to: failure to obtain regulatory or other required approvals; an inability to achieve expected cost savings in the amounts or timeframes discussed if at all; or the costs associated with the transaction or the time needed to complete the transaction being greater than expected; and other risks that are described in PacWest’s public filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”). If any of these risks or uncertainties materializes or if any of the assumptions underlying such forward-looking statements proves to be incorrect, PacWest’s results could differ materially from those expressed in, implied or projected by such forward-looking statements. PacWest assumes no obligation to update such forward-looking statements.

Contact information: Don D. Destino, Executive Vice President, Investor Relations and Corporate Development, (310) 887-8521

Source:PacWest Bancorp