IRVINE, CA--(Marketwired - Jul 27, 2015) - Plaza Bank (OTCBB: PLZB) is pleased to announce it has promoted Kevin Campbell to Executive Vice President-Group Manager. Mr. Campbell was formerly Executive Vice President for Bank of Manhattan, which merged with Plaza Bank in June 2015.

In his new role, Mr. Campbell will lead Plaza Bank's team of relationship managers throughout the Greater Los Angeles area, focusing on continued growth, business performance, and client service -- for both commercial and private banking clients.

"A veteran banking professional and exceptional leader, Kevin was an integral part of Bank of Manhattan's growth and success," said Gene Galloway, President and CEO of the Bank. "We look forward to him leading our relationship management teams to new levels of success, as we continue to leverage the synergies of our combined, stronger organization."

"Building on our reputation for superior client service, I'm excited to help Plaza Bank further strengthen relationships with both existing and prospective clients," Mr. Campbell said. "In the case of our merger, I believe 'bigger is better,' giving us the ability to reach more clients with more products and services. I look forward to working with such a great group of relationship managers to drive greater success for our clients, our company, and our employees."

Mr. Campbell is a highly skilled and respected professional with 30 years of experience in the banking industry. Prior to co-founding Bank of Manhattan, he worked for City National Bank, where he led commercial and private banking operations in the Long Beach/South Bay area. He also has held management positions at Citibank, Bank of America, and Lloyd's Bank.

Like many of Plaza Bank's professionals, Mr. Campbell has strong ties to the community and local businesses. He was born and raised in the Los Angeles area, attended Mira Costa High School and University of Southern California, and currently resides with his family in Manhattan Beach.

About Plaza Bank
Plaza Bank is a 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

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Contact Information:

Media Contacts:
Gene Galloway
President and Chief Executive Officer
(702) 277-2221 or (949) 502-4309

Erich Bollinger
Executive Vice President and Chief Banking Officer
(949) 225-3704