NEW YORK,NY--(Marketwired - Apr 14, 2015) - The following statement is being issued by Levi & Korsinsky, LLP:

To: All persons or entities who purchased or otherwise acquired common stock of Square 1 Financial, Inc. ("Square 1" or "the Company") (NASDAQ: SQBK) prior to March 2, 2015 and continue to hold shares.

You are hereby notified that a class action lawsuit has been commenced in Delaware state court challenging the fairness of the sale of Square 1 to PacWest Bancorp ("PacWest") (NASDAQ: PACW). To learn more about the action, go to:


or contact Joseph E. Levi, Esq. either via email at or by telephone at (212) 363-7500, toll-free: (877) 363-5972. There is no cost or obligation to you.

The Board of Directors of Square 1 agreed to sell the company to PacWest. Under the terms of the transaction, Square 1 shareholders will receive a fixed ratio of 0.5997 shares of PacWest for each Square 1 common share they own, or approximately $27.49 per share. The transaction is valued at approximately $849 million.

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Contact Information:

Levi & Korsinsky, LLP
Joseph Levi, Esq.
Eduard Korsinsky, Esq.
30 Broad Street - 24th Floor
New York, NY 10004
Tel: (212) 363-7500
Toll Free: (877) 363-5972
Fax: (866) 367-6510