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Wilshire Bancorp to Participate in the Sandler O'Neill 2013 West Coast Financial Services Conference

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 28, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Wilshire Bancorp, Inc. (Nasdaq:WIBC), the holding company for Wilshire State Bank, today announced that members of the Company's senior management team will be participating in the Sandler O'Neill 2013 West Coast Financial Services Conference on March 5, 2013 in Marina del Rey, CA. Jae Whan (J.W.) Yoo, President and Chief Executive Officer, Alex Ko, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, and Jack Choi, Executive Vice President and Chief Credit Officer, will represent Wilshire Bancorp at the conference and meet with institutional investors.

COMPANY INFORMATION

Headquartered in Los Angeles, Wilshire State Bank operates 24 branch offices in California, Texas, New Jersey and New York, and eight loan production offices in Dallas and Houston, TX, Atlanta, GA, Aurora, CO, Annandale, VA, Fort Lee, NJ, Newark, CA, and Bellevue, WA, and is an SBA preferred lender nationwide. Wilshire State Bank is a community bank with a focus on commercial real estate lending and general commercial banking, with its primary market encompassing the multi-ethnic populations of the Los Angeles Metropolitan area. The Company's strategic goals include increasing shareholder and franchise value by continuing to grow its multi-ethnic banking business and expanding its geographic reach to other similar markets with strong levels of small business activity. Visit us at www.wilshirebank.com.

CONTACT: WILSHIRE BANCORP, INC. Alex Ko, EVP & CFO, (213) 427-6560 www.wilshirebank.comSource:Wilshire Bancorp, Inc.