IRVINE, CA--(Marketwire - Sep 14, 2011) - Plaza Bank (OTCBB: PLZB), headquartered in Irvine, California, announces that Todd Massas has been promoted to Senior Vice President and Commercial Lending Sales Manager. This will be a co-management role for both Mr. Massas and Adam Seery, who was also just named to the same role.

"This is a new concept in the banking world," stated Gene Galloway, President & CEO of Plaza Bank. "These aren't roles where we divide up territories and manage separate sets of sales people. Plaza Bank provides multiple lending opportunities to help small business owners expand in this economy, which, in turn, helps job growth in Southern California and Southern Nevada."

With 24 years in the industry, Massas has closed over $2 billion in loans and has seen almost everything that can happen in a market. That experience makes him well equipped to help clients directly, as well as guide his sales team to manage a variety of situations and discover innovative ways to provide solutions. Massas was a top loan producer in government lending products every year at Bank of America. He was recruited to CNL in 2000 to produce small balance commercial real-estate loans. Massas remained a top producer with Lehman Brothers, until he left in 2006 to gain experience in the mortgage banking world. He was then recruited to develop commercial lending at Plaza Bank prior to this recent promotion.

"Our focus will be on product development and process enhancement. It's not just about implementing the same thing," explained Massas. "We must come up with new ideas to better serve our clients through more diverse and creative product offerings, by either developing a new solution or enhancing an existing product that fits the needs of the customer."

Plaza Bank is located at 19900 MacArthur Boulevard, Suite 190 in Irvine, CA. To reach Todd Massas directly, email or call (760) 452-2214.

About Plaza Bank

Plaza Bank is a full-service business bank headquartered in Irvine, California with an additional full service branch location in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The Bank is dedicated to meeting the financial needs of the small business customer with innovative diverse products and personalized service. For additional information, visit the Plaza Bank website at Member FDIC. Equal Housing Lender.

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Contact Information:

Media Contacts:
Gene Galloway
President & CEO
Plaza Bank
(702) 277-2221 or (949) 502-4309

Tyler Massas
VP - Marketing
(760) 889-4455