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Banc of California Announces Hiring of Jason Pendergist as Executive Vice President and Head of Real Estate Banking

Company Release - 9/6/2017 9:00 AM ET

SANTA ANA, Calif., Sept. 6, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Banc of California today announced it has hired Jason Pendergist as Executive Vice President and Head of Real Estate Banking.  Mr. Pendergist joins Banc of California from Luther Burbank Savings, where he most recently served as President for Consumer and Commercial Banking.  He brings approximately 17 years of experience in commercial and real estate banking, with particular knowledge of the Southern California real estate markets.

"The addition of Jason to Banc of California is a testament of our ability to recruit high caliber banking talent to bolster our existing team and expand our reach in our markets," said Doug Bowers, President and Chief Executive Officer.  "Jason brings with him a demonstrated track record of successfully leading growth strategies centered on serving the banking needs across the California real estate space, focused both on deposit and lending opportunities.  As we continue to work toward executing on our vision for Banc of California, the expansion and addition of talented banking professionals is a key part of our strategy."

Mr. Pendergist will lead the Real Estate Banking division which comprises Banc of California's Commercial Real Estate, Multifamily, Construction, Residential Portfolio Lending and Warehouse Lending groups.

Previously Mr. Pendergist also served as Executive Vice President and Chief Lending Officer for Luther Burbank Savings.   Mr. Pendergist also served as Managing Director and Regional Head of Commercial Term Lending for J.P. MorganChase as well as held roles at Washington Mutual Bank.  Mr. Pendergist holds a B.S. in Communications and a M.B.A. from the University of Colorado-Boulder.  He serves as Chairman of the Commercial Real Estate Council for the American Bankers Association (ABA). 

About Banc of California, Inc.
Banc of California, Inc. (NYSE: BANC) provides comprehensive banking services to California's diverse businesses, entrepreneurs and communities. Banc of California operates 34 offices in California.  The Company was recently recognized by Forbes for the second straight year as one of the 100 Best Banks in America for 2017.

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