SOURCE: CommerceWest Bank

October 26, 2006 18:23 ET

OC METRO: Ivo Tjan, O.C.'s Bank Phenom, Is Hot

In 2006, Nothing's Cooler Than the Hot 25

IRVINE, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- October 26, 2006 -- CommerceWest Bank (OTCBB: CWBK)

Ivo A. Tjan, Chairman and CEO of CommerceWest Bank, has been named one of the OC METRO Magazine's 2006 Hottest 25 People of Orange County. Dubbed "Bank Phenom" by the OC METRO in the annual Hot 25 issue, Tjan was honored at a VIP reception on Oct. 26 in Newport Beach, Calif.

Mr. Tjan is currently serving as Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer for CommerceWest Bank. He holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Marketing from California State University, Fullerton. He is an active member and board member of several social and charitable organizations. Tjan sits on the board of California State Fullerton University Philanthropic Foundation and is a member of Orange County Business Council, Pacific Club, Generation NeXt, California Bankers Association, ICBA, and Western Independent Bankers, as well as a former member of the board of directors for the Children's Museum. Mr. Tjan also supports a variety of charities in Southern California, like Big Brothers Big Sisters, American Cancer Society, Foundation for Community and Family Health, local schools, and many more.

"The Hot 25 list is important in Orange County because of what it says about the growth and vitality of this community," noted Steve Churm, Publisher of Churm Publishing, Inc. and creator of the Hot 25. "I am continually amazed at the accomplished, innovative and charitable people who are selected for this honor."

Since 1990, OC METRO, the flagship magazine of Churm Publishing, has highlighted 25 individuals each year who have made a splash in one of the fastest-growing counties in Southern California. OC METRO published a special issue on Oct. 26 featuring profiles and photos of this year's Hot 25.

About OC METRO Magazine:

Since 1990 OC METRO Magazine has been a major source of business news and information in Orange County. With a readership of over 200,000 professionals and executives, OC METRO is widely respected for its in-depth reporting and stylish writing. Every two weeks, at more than 1,100 quality locations, OC METRO delivers the news active Orange County business people need to be successful in this ever-changing marketplace.

CommerceWest Bank is headquartered at 2111 Business Center Drive in Irvine, CA, with Regional Business Centers in Orange County at 4685 MacArthur Court in Newport Beach, CA, in the Inland Empire at 1611 Pomona Road in Corona, CA and in the South Bay area at 19300 South Hamilton Avenue in Gardena, CA. We offer a wide range of commercial banking services, including cash management, concierge services, remote deposit solutions, full-service internet banking, lines of credit, term loans, nationwide commercial real estate lending, SBA Lending and Escrow Cash Management Services.

Mission Statement: CommerceWest Bank will create a complete banking experience for each client, catering to businesses and their specific banking needs, while accommodating our clients and providing them high-quality, low stress and personally tailored banking and financial services.

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