SOURCE: Capital Pacific Bancorp

December 23, 2008 16:36 ET

Capital Pacific Bancorp Closes on Funds From U.S. Treasury's Capital Purchase Program

PORTLAND, OR--(Marketwire - December 23, 2008) - Capital Pacific Bancorp (OTCBB: CPBO), parent company of Capital Pacific Bank, today announced it has issued $4 million in preferred stock as part of the U.S. Department of the Treasury's Capital Purchase Program (TCPP). Capital Pacific Bancorp announced last month that it had received preliminary approval of its application. At the time it was believed Capital Pacific Bancorp was the first bank of its size in this region to be approved. TCPP is designed to attract broad participation by healthy banking institutions to help stabilize the financial system and increase lending for the benefit of the U.S. economy.

"Our intent is to use the funds to support continued growth while maintaining healthy capital ratios during this difficult economic cycle," said Mark Stevenson, CEO of Capital Pacific Bancorp.

Stevenson indicated participation in the program is a smart business move. "As a local community bank, we are very supportive of opportunities to deploy new capital on behalf of Oregonians and our local businesses," he said.

Stevenson said participation in the program gives the Company additional flexibility when setting appropriate loan growth levels in the current market cycle.

As a TCPP participant, Capital Pacific Bancorp issued $4 million in preferred stock, paying cumulative dividends on a quarterly basis at a rate of 5% p.a. until the fifth anniversary when the rate steps up to 9% if not refinanced by the Company. The stock carries no voting rights and may be refinanced at any time during the first three years using the proceeds from a common stock offering or another preferred stock issuance. The terms and conditions of the transaction and the preferred stock will conform to those provided by the U.S. Treasury. A summary of the Capital Purchase Program can be found on the Treasury's web site at

About Capital Pacific Bancorp

Capital Pacific Bancorp (OTCBB: CPBO) is the parent company of Capital Pacific Bank, which serves businesses, professionals and nonprofit organizations with comprehensive business banking expertise and an elite level of service. Headquartered in the Fox Tower in downtown Portland, the bank's full array of products and services are delivered through a strategic combination of highly experienced client service officers and the innovative application of technology. For more information on Capital Pacific Bancorp, past press releases or letters to shareholders, please visit

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