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1st Enterprise Welcomes Karen Brown Regional VP

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

We are pleased to announce that Karen Brown has joined 1st Enterprise Bank, assuming the position of Regional Vice President of our San Fernando Valley office. She will also have an office at the Bank's headquarters in downtown Los Angeles.

Karen joins our team with over 30 years of banking experience, including 25 years of management, senior management and executive management experience. In her most recent position, she served as EVP/Regional Commercial Lending Manager overseeing commercial banking centers located in Los Angeles, Pasadena and Glendale with aggregate credit commitments in excess of $300 million.

Karen is currently a board member of the Los Angeles Center for Law and Justice, Camp 4 Kids and a former board member of Verdugo Mental Health.

About 1st Enterprise Bank

Founded in 2006, 1st Enterprise Bank is a full service independent commercial banking institution, whose highly experienced bankers personally serve Southern California entrepreneurial businesses, professional firms and nonprofit organizations, along with their owners and key managers. Headquartered in the Los Angeles financial district, with full service regional banking offices in Irvine and Ontario, 1st Enterprise Bank offers a full range of credit and depository services, with special emphasis on superior customer service, sophisticated cash management services and direct access to bank decision makers. Customers work directly with a dedicated Relationship Manager, a seasoned professional who understands their unique challenges serving as a sounding board and an active participant in their client's success. For more information on 1st Enterprise Bank, please visit www.1stenterprisebank.com.

Forward-Looking Statement:

The statements contained in this release that are not historical facts are forward-looking statements based on management's current expectations and beliefs concerning future developments and their potential effects on the Bank. Readers are cautioned not to unduly rely on forward-looking statements. Actual results may differ from those projected. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, including but not limited to the health of the national and California economies, the Bank's ability to attract and retain skilled employees, customers' service expectations, the Bank's ability to successfully deploy new technology, the success of branch expansion, changes in interest rates, and loan portfolio performance.

Contact:
John C. Black
Chief Executive Officer
213-430-7000
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