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1st Enterprise Bank Opens Its Doors in the Inland Empire

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - 09/18/09) - 1st Enterprise Bank (OTC.BB:FENB), a Los Angeles, CA-based independent business bank, is pleased to announce the opening of its third full service regional banking office in Ontario, CA. The Inland Empire Regional Office is located at 3281 E. Guasti Road, Suite 875.

"We are pleased to open a full service office to meet the needs of the many businesses and entrepreneurs in the two-county, San Bernardino-Riverside regions. The Inland Empire has long prided itself on independence evidenced by the many community banks that have served the region. The current economic environment coupled with the changing banking landscape has created a void in the Inland Empire marketplace, creating an attractive opportunity for 1st Enterprise Bank to add quality new relationships. 1st Enterprise Bank plans to deliver the community bank brand of customer service along with the products and services of a world class organization," said K. Brian Horton, President.

The office will be led by Keith R. Cerwinski, regional vice president. Mr. Cerwinski, an Inland Empire native, has 20 years of experience in the middle market and has worked with the executive team of 1st Enterprise Bank for more than 10 years. "This is an exciting opportunity for me and 1st Enterprise Bank as the area has a vast business community with thousands of businesses and entrepreneurs throughout the region that can benefit from our approach to meeting their financial and banking needs."

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.

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