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Banc of California Director, Dr. Bonnie G. Hill, Named to Savoy Magazine's 2017 List of Most Influential Black Corporate Directors

Company Release - 10/31/2017 9:00 AM ET

SANTA ANA, Calif., Oct. 31, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Banc of California today announced that Dr. Bonnie G. Hill has been recognized by Savoy Magazine as one of the 2017 Most Influential Black Corporate Directors.  Dr. Hill joined the Board of Banc of California in June 2017 and previously served as director at over a dozen corporations, including numerous Fortune 500 companies.

"We congratulate Dr. Hill on her recognition by Savoy Magazine and we are honored to have her as part of our Board at Banc of California," said Robert Sznewajs, Chairman of the Board for Banc of California.  "This award is a testament to Dr. Hill's work and expertise serving on numerous corporate boards and serving as a leading governance expert.  Her strong governance background, which has been highlighted by Savoy Magazine, is directly aligned with the Board's desire to expand the experience and diversity of our Board.  Dr. Hill's experience and perspective has already been invaluable to the Board and we are thrilled to have her as part of Banc of California."

Dr. Hill currently serves as President of B. Hill Enterprises, LLC, a consulting firm focusing on corporate governance, board organizational, and public policy issues.  Dr. Hill also serves as Vice Chair of the Rand Corporation and is a faculty member of the National Association for Corporate Directors Board Advisory Services Program.  Dr. Hill previously served as Senior Vice President, Communications and Public Affairs for the Los Angeles Times, and prior to that role, served as Dean of the McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia.  Dr. Hill previously also served on the Board of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority Investor Education Foundation and was a member of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board Investor Advisory Group.

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 has been recognized by Forbes for the second straight year as one of the 100 Best Banks in America for 2017.

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