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Plaza Bank Strengthens Talent With New HR Executive

IRVINE, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 07/03/14 -- Plaza Bank (OTCBB: PLZB) (the "Bank") has further solidified its management team with the hiring of Amy Yeager as Vice President and Human Resources Business Partner.

"Our people are the key to Plaza Bank's growth and success, enabling us to build strong, personal relationships with our customers, shareholders and communities," said Gene Galloway, President and CEO of the Bank. "Amy's extensive experience managing human resources will help us continue to attract, hire, develop, and retain top-performing talent across our company."

Ms. Yeager has 25 years of experience in the banking industry, with the past 12 years in human resources. Most recently she served as Assistant Vice President and Human Resources Consultant in the Wealth Management Division of Wells Fargo Bank. Prior to that, she held various roles with Wells Fargo, spanning human resources, operations, and branch management.

Ms. Yeager will be responsible for enhancing Plaza Bank's HR strategies and tactics, administering key policies and procedures and advising leadership on various HR issues.

"My 'clients' are the managers and employees at Plaza Bank," Ms. Yeager said, who has recently obtained her PHR credential. "I look forward to consulting with them on a broad range of HR topics -- including recruiting, employee relations, development, compensation, and more -- to keep us at the forefront of community business banking in Southern California and Southern Nevada."

"I'm passionate about helping others," she continued. "I enjoy working in human resources because I'm able to solve problems, while at the same time supporting employees' career development and growth. It's proven that happier, motivated employees are more productive and deliver a better client experience. Plaza Bank offers me the opportunity to work in a people-focused culture, where I can apply my knowledge and experience to make a difference for our company and our customers."

Ms. Yeager lives in Trabuco Canyon with her husband, Mark, and their two children. She holds a bachelor's degree in Economics from Occidental College, and is a member of the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM).

About Plaza Bank
Plaza Bank is full service community bank serving the business and professional communities in Southern California and Las Vegas, Nevada. The Bank is committed to meeting the financial needs of small to middle market businesses and professional firms with loans for working capital, equipment and owner-occupied commercial real estate financing and a full array of cash management services. Our bankers are experienced, professional and knowledgeable. For more information, visit www.plazabank.com or call President and CEO Gene Galloway at (949) 502-4309 or (702) 277-2221.

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Forward-looking statements involve significant risks and uncertainties and actual results may differ materially from those presented, either expressed or implied, in this press release. Factors that might cause such differences include, but are not limited to: the Bank's ability to successfully execute its business plans and achieve its objectives; changes in general economic, real estate and financial market conditions, either nationally or locally in areas in which the Bank conducts its operations; changes in interest rates; new litigation or claims or changes in existing litigation or claims; future credit loss experience; increased competitive challenges and expanding product and pricing pressures among financial institutions; legislation or regulatory changes which adversely affect the Bank's operations or business; loss of key personnel; changes in accounting policies or procedures as may be required by the Financial Accounting Standards Board or other regulatory agencies; and the ability to satisfy requirements related to the Sarbanes-Oxley Act and other regulation on internal control.

Media Contacts:
Gene Galloway
President and Chief Executive Officer
(702) 277-2221 or (949) 502-4309
Email Contact

Erich Bollinger
Executive Vice President and Chief Banking Officer
(949) 225-3704
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