SOURCE: Beach Business Bank

Beach Business Bank

February 27, 2012 17:20 ET

Beach Business Bank Director, Robb Evans, Is Distinguished Banker of the Year

MANHATTAN BEACH, CA--(Marketwire - Feb 27, 2012) - Beach Business Bank (OTCBB: BBBC) ( the "Bank") is pleased to congratulate its founding director, Robb Evans, who was recently honored as the Distinguished Banker of the Year at this year's California Bankers Association, Bank President's banquet in Santa Barbara.

"I was completely surprised and flattered to follow in the footsteps of the prior recipients," was Mr. Evans' response. Mr. Evans, one of the founding board members of the Bank, has led an eclectic life in banking and finance that has taken him from Wall Street to Hong Kong and many points in between.

Evans has been a bank employee, officer, regulator or director since beginning his banking career with Bank of America in 1962. Over the years, Mr. Evans has been the chief executive officer of three California Banks, three international "Edge Act" corporations and a Hong Kong merchant bank. He also formed Robb Evans & Associates, LLC which acts as a fiduciary or trustee to administer complex troubled business situations.

Most recently, Mr. Evans has been asked to become a director of First PacTrust Bancorp, following its pending acquisition of Beach Business Bank. "It's the most exciting time to be in banking that I can remember," Evans commented. "I'm excited about the merger of First PacTrust Bancorp and Beach Business Bank and I am very much looking forward to playing an active role in the process and the consolidation that lays ahead for our industry."

Beach Business Bank is headquartered at 1230 Rosecrans Avenue, Lobby Level, in Manhattan Beach, and has two other full-service offices at 180 E. Ocean Blvd. in Long Beach, CA and at 650 Town Center Drive in Costa Mesa, CA. The Bank is first and foremost a community business bank serving Los Angeles, Long Beach, the South Bay and Orange County residents and businesses. The Bank also has a division named The Doctors Bank®, which serves physicians and dentists nationwide. In addition, Beach Business Bank provides loans to small businesses, focused around the SBA 7(a) and Express lending programs. For more information on the Bank, please visit www.beachbusinessbank.com or call toll-free to (866) 862-3878.

"Safe Harbor" statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995:

The financial information in this press release is based on our unaudited financial results. Certain statements in this press release, including statements regarding the anticipated development and expansion of the Bank's business, and the intent, belief, and current expectations of the Bank, its directors, or its officers, are "forward-looking" statements (as such term is defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995). Such forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties and therefore the Bank's actual results may differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. The risks and uncertainties that the Bank is subject to include, but are not limited to, risks related to the local and national economy, including fluctuations in interest rates and costs and changes in economic policy; the ability of the Bank to perform in accordance with its plans; competition; regulatory matters; and other risks detailed in its filings with the State of California Department of Financial Institutions and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. The Bank cautions readers not to place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements. The Bank does not undertake, and specifically disclaims any obligation, to revise any forward-looking statements to reflect the occurrence of anticipated or unanticipated events or circumstances after the date of such statements.

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