SOURCE: Beach Business Bank

January 16, 2007 14:09 ET

Jim Gray Is Distinguished Banker of the Year

MANHATTAN BEACH, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- January 16, 2007 -- Beach Business Bank (OTCBB: BBBC) (the "Bank") is proud to announce that its co-chairman, James H. Gray, has received the California Bankers Association ("CBA") Distinguished Banker of the Year award at the 2007 CBA Bank Presidents Seminar.

"I am truly humbled to receive this acknowledgement from my peers," said Mr. Gray.

"We know how fortunate we are to have the value of Jim's wisdom and experience," said Robert Franko, president and CEO of the Bank. "It is no surprise to us that Jim's colleagues in the industry feel this way about him. His contributions to our Bank have been enormous."

Beach Business Bank is headquartered at 1230 Rosecrans Avenue, Lobby Level, in Manhattan Beach, and has a second full-service office at 180 East Ocean Boulevard, Lobby Level, in Long Beach. The Bank is first and foremost a community business bank serving Los Angeles, Long Beach, and South Bay area 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), 504 and Express lending programs. For more information on the Bank, please visit or call (866) 862-3878 or (310) 536-2260; in Long Beach, call (562) 435-8600.

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