Preferred Bank Announces 2012 Fourth Quarter and Full-Year Earnings Release and Conference Call

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LOS ANGELES, Jan. 10, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Preferred Bank (Nasdaq:PFBC), today announced plans to release its financial results for the fourth quarter and full-year ended December 31, 2012 after the close of the market on Tuesday, January 22, 2013. On the following day, Wednesday, January 23, 2013, management will host a conference call at 2:00 p.m. Eastern (11:00 a.m. Pacific). The call will be simultaneously broadcast over the Internet.

Interested participants and investors may access the conference call by dialing 877-941-0844 (domestic) or 480-629-9835 (international). The passcode for the call is 4590101. There will also be a live webcast of the call available at the Investor Relations section of Preferred Bank's website at www.preferredbank.com. Web participants are encouraged to go to the website at least 15 minutes prior to the start of the call to register, download and install any necessary audio software.

Preferred Bank's Chairman and CEO Li Yu, President Wellington Chen, Chief Financial Officer Edward J. Czajka and Chief Credit Officer Louie Couto will be present to discuss Preferred Bank's financial results, business highlights and outlook. After the live webcast, a replay will remain available at the Investor Relations section of Preferred Bank's website. A replay of the call will also be available at 800-406-7325 (domestic) or 303-590-3030 (international) through January 31, 2013; the passcode is 4590101.

About Preferred Bank

Preferred Bank is one of the largest independent commercial banks in California focusing on the Chinese-American market. The bank is chartered by the State of California, and its deposits are insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, or FDIC, to the maximum extent permitted by law. The Company conducts its banking business from its main office in Los Angeles, California, and through nine full-service branch banking offices in Alhambra, Century City, City of Industry, Torrance, Arcadia, Irvine, Diamond Bar, Anaheim and Pico Rivera, California. Preferred Bank offers a broad range of deposit and loan products and services to both commercial and consumer customers. The bank provides personalized deposit services as well as real estate finance, commercial loans and trade finance to small and mid-sized businesses, entrepreneurs, real estate developers, professionals and high net worth individuals. Preferred Bank continues to benefit from the significant migration to Southern California of ethnic Chinese from China and other areas of East Asia. While its business is not solely dependent on the Chinese-American market, it represents an important element of the bank's operating strategy, especially for its branch network and deposit products and services. Preferred Bank believes it is well positioned to compete effectively with the smaller Chinese-American community banks, the larger commercial banks and other major banks operating in Southern California by offering a high degree of personal service and responsiveness, experienced multi-lingual staff and substantial lending limits.

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CONTACT: AT THE COMPANY: Edward J. Czajka Chief Financial Officer (213) 891-1188 INVESTOR RELATIONS: Kristen McNally (310) 663-8007 kmcnally@finprofiles.com

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