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Plaza Bank Earns 5-Star Rating

LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwire - Mar 26, 2013) - Plaza Bank ( OTCQB : PLZB ) has received a 5-Star rating. The Bank's first such rating in its history. The designation was awarded by Bauer Financial, the nation's leading, independent, bank ratings agency. The 5-star rating recognizes superior performance and is evidence of consistently sound management. Plaza also received more good news as announced in The Findley Reports, which listed the Bank with a 'performer' rating.

President and CEO of Plaza Bank, Gene Galloway commented, "This is an outstanding achievement and a compliment to our entire team. It took years to set the Bank's foundation and we plan to keep building on it."

The award is based on an analysis of current financial data as supplied by federal regulators, supplemented by historical data.

About Plaza Bank
Plaza Bank is full service community bank serving the business and professional communities in Southern California and Las Vegas, Nevada. The Bank is committed to meeting the financial needs of small to middle market businesses and professional firms with loans for working capital, equipment and owner-occupied commercial real estate financing and a full array of cash management services. Our bankers are experienced, professional and knowledgeable. For more information, visit www.plazabank.net or call President and CEO Gene Galloway at (949) 502-4309.

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