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First Choice Bank’s Chief Banking Officer Nicole Swain will speak at the CCBN’s Top Banker Panel Event

CERRITOS, CALIFORNIA, Oct. 17, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- (Nasdaq Capital Markets: FCBP) -- First Choice Bancorp, the holding company of First Choice Bank (collectively, “First Choice”), announced that First Choice’s Chief Banking Officer, Nicole Swain, will be a panelist at the 5th Annual California Community Banking Network (CCBN) Top Banker Panel, taking place November 3-5, 2019, at the Montage Laguna Beach in Southern California. This year’s event includes a “state of the industry” presentation and analysis, along with several key speaker panels focusing on current hot topics, challenges and opportunities in banking.

Ms. Swain noted, “I am honored to have been chosen by CCBN as a speaker for its 2019 Top Banker Panel and look forward to joining other community bankers to discuss not only the key issues faced by all community banks right now, but also to share some inspiring success stories.”

Attendees will include community bankers from financial institutions throughout the Western United States. “Each year, the CCBN Top Banker panels join together leading individuals in community banking to connect and learn from each other,” said President & CEO Robert Franko. “We are proud to have Ms. Swain represent First Choice at this year’s panel event and share her knowledge and experiences with our peers.”

About First Choice Bancorp

First Choice Bancorp, headquartered in Cerritos, California, is the sole shareholder of, and the registered bank holding company for, First Choice Bank. As of June 30, 2019, First Choice Bancorp had total consolidated assets of $1.73 billion. First Choice Bank, also headquartered in Cerritos, California, is a community-based financial institution that serves primarily commercial and consumer clients in diverse communities and specializes in loans to small-to medium-sized businesses and private banking clients, commercial and industrial loans, and commercial real estate loans with a specialization in providing financial solutions for the hospitality industry. First Choice Bank is a Preferred Small Business Administration (SBA) Lender. First Choice Bank conducts business through 9 full service branches, and 2 lending offices located in Los Angeles, Orange and San Diego Counties. Founded in 2005, First Choice Bank has quickly become a leading provider of financial services that enable our customers to grow, maintain strength, and achieve their business objectives. The Bank strives to surpass clients’ expectations through efficiency, personalized services and financial solutions, and professionalism and is committed to being “First in Speed, Service, and Solutions.” First Choice Bancorp stock is traded on the Nasdaq Capital Market under the ticker symbol “FCBP.”

First Choice Bank’s website is www.FirstChoiceBankCA.com.


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First Choice Bank
Robert M. Franko, 562.345.9241
President & Chief Executive Officer