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Plaza Bank Continues to Grow Their Talent Pool With New Hires

IRVINE, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 08/19/14 -- Plaza Bank (OTCBB: PLZB) announces the addition of Greg Janes, Relationship Manager, and Michael Kobzeff, Information Technology Manager, to the bank. Both Janes and Kobzeff will be working in the Irvine location.

In Janes' fifteen years of banking, he has built a strong reputation that gained him respect in the industry. His forward thinking, client service and reliability have positively impacted hundreds of small businesses in the Southern California market.

By utilizing a team approach, Janes' was able to provide businesses with strategic credit and treasury management services. He successfully transitioned companies with complex banking needs to a better understanding of how to free up additional cash, while leveraging credit as an advantage for growth.

Janes specializes in managing complex deposit and treasury services.

"It's exciting times for Plaza Bank and our clients, when we have the opportunity to keep bringing in the brightest and best banking talent in the market," shared Erich Bollinger, Executive Vice President and Chief Banking Officer.

In addition to Janes, Plaza Bank has hired Michael Kobzeff. After spending six years at Altura Communication Solutions as a Senior Network Engineer, Kobzeff entered the world of banking technology. From 2006 to 2007, he worked for Compushare as a Financial Systems Consultant. Once Kobzeff's career change was made, he continued to progress in the industry. In 2007, he joined EH National Bank as an IT Manager where he managed the network infrastructure and IT governance, including policies and procedures, disaster recover planning and risk management.

Kobzeff's impressive background, coupled with Janes' experience and drive, will help benefit Plaza Bank's progressive and ever-evolving company performance.

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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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
Email Contact

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