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Pacific Premier Bancorp, Inc. Announces Receipt of Regulatory Approval for Acquisition of First Associations Bank
By: PR Newswire
Nov. 30, 2012 06:00 AM
COSTA MESA, Calif., Nov. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Pacific Premier Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: PPBI) ("Pacific Premier"), the holding company of Pacific Premier Bank (the "Bank"), announced today that it has received regulatory approval from the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco and the California Department of Financial Institutions for its acquisition of First Associations Bank ("FAB"), a Texas-chartered bank located in Dallas, Texas. The consummation of the acquisition of FAB remains subject to receipt of regulatory approval from the Texas Department of Banking, the approval of the FAB shareholders and the satisfaction of other closing conditions. In connection with the signing of the definitive merger agreement on October 15, 2012, the directors and executive officers of FAB and an advisory director of FAB, who collectively own and have the power to vote approximately 36% of the outstanding shares of FAB common stock, entered into shareholder agreements with Pacific Premier pursuant to which they have agreed, among other things, to vote all of their shares in favor of the definitive merger agreement. Pacific Premier anticipates that the FAB acquisition will be consummated in the first quarter of 2013.
Steven R. Gardner, President and Chief Executive Officer, commented, "We are pleased to have quickly reached another milestone towards the completion of our acquisition of FAB. Adding FAB's niche focused business of serving homeowners associations ("HOAs") and HOA management companies nationwide will complement our existing franchise by providing the Bank with a valuable source of low-cost core deposits that are expected to increase the Bank's existing deposit base and lower its overall funding cost. The FAB acquisition, which includes $356.2 million in total assets and $305.5 million in total deposits at September 30, 2012, will strengthen the Bank's core deposit generating capabilities to fund future loan growth."
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Forward Looking Statements
Pacific Premier and FAB undertake no obligation to revise or publicly release any revision or update to these forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances that occur after the date on which such statements were made.
Notice to FAB Shareholders
SHAREHOLDERS OF FAB ARE ENCOURAGED TO READ THE REGISTRATION STATEMENT AND THE DEFINITIVE PROXY STATEMENT/PROSPECTUS WHEN IT BECOMES AVAILABLE AND ALL OTHER RELEVANT DOCUMENTS FILED WITH THE SEC, AS WELL AS SUPPLEMENTS TO THOSE DOCUMENTS, BECAUSE THEY WILL CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT THE PROPOSED ACQUISITION. The definitive proxy statement/prospectus will be mailed to shareholders of FAB. Investors and security holders will be able to obtain the definitive proxy statement/prospectus and the other documents free of charge at the SEC's website, www.sec.gov. In addition, documents filed with the SEC by Pacific Premier will be available free of charge by (1) accessing Pacific Premier's website at www.ppbi.com under the "Investor Relations" link and then under the heading "SEC Filings," (2) writing Pacific Premier at 1600 Sunflower Ave., 2nd Floor, Costa Mesa, California 92626, Attention: Investor Relations or (3) writing FAB at 12001 N. Central Expressway, Suite 1165, Dallas, Texas 75243, Attention: Corporate Secretary.
The directors, executive officers and certain other members of management and employees of Pacific Premier may be deemed to be participants in the solicitation of proxies in favor of the proposed acquisition from the shareholders of FAB. Information about the directors and executive officers of Pacific Premier is included in the proxy statement for its 2012 annual meeting of Pacific Premier shareholders, which was filed with the SEC on April 16, 2012. The directors, executive officers and certain other members of management and employees of FAB may also be deemed to be participants in the solicitation of proxies in favor of the proposed acquisition from the shareholders of FAB. Information about the directors and executive officers of FAB will be included in the definitive proxy statement/prospectus for the proposed acquisition of FAB. Additional information regarding the interests of those participants and other persons who may be deemed participants in the transaction may be obtained by reading the definitive proxy statement/prospectus regarding the proposed acquisition when it becomes available. You may obtain free copies of this document as described in the preceding paragraph.
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