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OP Bancorp Launches Initial Public Offering of Common Stock


OP Bancorp (OPBK), parent of Open Bank, today announced the launch of its initial public offering of common stock. OP Bancorp is offering 2,000,000 shares. The initial public offering price is currently expected to be between $9.50 and $11.50 per share. The common stock is expected to trade on the Nasdaq Global Market under the symbol “OPBK”.

The underwriters will have a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 300,000 shares of common stock from OP Bancorp to cover overallotments. OP Bancorp intends to use the net proceeds from the offering to support OP Bancorp’s organic growth and other general corporate purposes, which could include opportunistic strategic acquisitions. OP Bancorp has no immediate plans, arrangements or understandings relating to any material acquisition.

Keefe, Bruyette & Woods, A Stifel Company, is acting as the sole book running manager and D.A. Davidson & Co. is acting as a co-manager for the offering.

The offering will be made only by means of a prospectus. Copies of the preliminary prospectus related to the offering may be obtained from Keefe, Bruyette & Woods, Inc., Attention: Equity Capital Markets, 787 Seventh Avenue, 4th Floor, New York, NY 10019; or by calling (800) 966-1559, or from D.A. Davidson & Co., 8 Third Street North, Great Falls, MT 59401, Attention: Equity Syndicate or by calling (800) 332-5915.

A registration statement relating to these securities has been filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”), File No. 333-223444, but has not yet become effective. These securities may not be sold nor may offers to buy be accepted prior to the time the registration statement becomes effective. This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction.

About OP Bancorp

OP Bancorp, the holding company for Open Bank, is a California corporation whose common stock is quoted on the OTCQB under the ticker symbol, “OPBK.” Open Bank (the "Bank") is engaged in the general commercial banking business in Los Angeles and Orange Counties and is focused on serving the banking needs of small- and medium-sized businesses, professionals, and residents with a particular emphasis on Korean and other ethnic minority communities. The Bank currently operates with seven full branch offices in Downtown Los Angeles, Los Angeles Fashion District, Los Angeles Koreatown, Gardena and Buena Park. The Bank also has three loan production offices in Seattle, Washington, Dallas, Texas, and Atlanta, Georgia. The Bank commenced its operations on June 10, 2005 as First Standard Bank and changed its name to Open Bank in October 2010. Its headquarters is located at 1000 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 500, Los Angeles, California 90017. Phone 213.892.9999; www.myopenbank.com Member FDIC, Equal Housing Lender.

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