BBCN Bancorp to Participate in Sandler O'Neill 2014 West Coast Financial Services Conference

| Source: Hope Bancorp, Inc.

LOS ANGELES, March 4, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- BBCN Bancorp, Inc. (Nasdaq:BBCN) today announced that Chief Operating Officer Kyu Kim and Chief Financial Officer Douglas Goddard will be representing the Company at the Sandler O'Neill 2014 West Coast Financial Services Conference on Tuesday, March 11, 2014 in Phoenix, Arizona. A copy of the corporate presentation that will be used for meetings with institutional investors at the conference will be filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on the same day and made available in the Investor Relations section of the company's Web site,, under "SEC Filings" and "Presentations."

About BBCN Bancorp, Inc.

BBCN Bancorp, Inc. is the holding company of BBCN Bank, the largest Korean-American bank in the nation with $6.5 billion in assets as of December 31, 2013. Headquartered in Los Angeles and serving a diverse mix of customers mirroring its communities, BBCN operates 49 branches in California, New York, New Jersey, Illinois, Washington and Virginia, along with six loan production offices in Seattle, Denver, Dallas, Atlanta, Northern California and Annandale, Virginia.  BBCN specializes in core business banking products for small and medium-sized businesses, with an emphasis in commercial real estate and business lending, SBA lending and international trade financing. BBCN Bank is a California-chartered bank and its deposits are insured by the FDIC to the extent provided by law. BBCN is an Equal Opportunity Lender.

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