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1st Enterprise Bank, Marshall V. Laitsch Joins the 1st Enterprise Bank Professional Team

Thursday November 1, 6:29 pm ET

LOS ANGELES, CA--(MARKET WIRE)--Nov 1, 2007 -- 1st Enterprise Bank (the Bank) (OTC BB:FENB.OB - News) today announced Marshall V. Laitsch has joined the bank as a Senior Advisor.

In this capacity, Mr. Laitsch will assist executive and line management with market penetration, strategic planning and consultation, and staff development. Prior to joining the bank, Mr. Laitsch served as President of the Southern California Division of Placer Sierra Bank which was recently sold to Wells Fargo Bank. Mr. Laitsch has over 35 years of commercial banking experience that has included positions as President and CEO of Sunwest Bank and President and CEO of Pacific Century Bank. He has also held senior management positions with Union Bank of California, Citibank, and Crocker Bank. He began his banking career in Chicago at Continental Illinois National Bank & Trust Company.

"We are very pleased to have been able to attract Marshall Laitsch to our bank. His 26 years of commercial banking experience in southern California combined with his executive management experience and connections to the communities we serve will provide us with an extraordinary opportunity to expand our presence in Orange and Los Angeles county," said Brian Horton, President of 1st Enterprise Bank.

John Black, Chief Executive Officer, added, "The bank looks forward to benefiting from the many years of experience that Marshall has in growing three successive local community business banks that served the same markets that we serve."

About 1st Enterprise Bank

Founded in 2006, 1st Enterprise Bank is a full-service 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:

This news release contains statements that are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements are based on current expectations, estimates and projections about 1st Enterprise Bank's business based, in part, on assumptions made by management. These statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve risks, uncertainties and assumptions that are difficult to predict. Therefore, actual outcomes and results may differ materially from what is expressed or forecasted in such forward-looking statements due to numerous factors, including those described above and the following: 1st Enterprise Bank's timely implementation of new products and services, technological changes, changes in consumer spending and savings habits and other risks discussed from time to time in 1st Enterprise Bank's reports and filings with banking regulatory agencies. In addition, such statements could be affected by general industry and market conditions and growth rates, and general domestic and international economic conditions. Such forward-looking statements speak only as of the date on which they are made, and 1st Enterprise Bank does not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statement to reflect events or circumstances after the date of this release.

Contact:
Brian Horton
President
949-399-5070

John Black
CEO
213-430-7000
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