IRVINE, CA--(Marketwired - Sep 7, 2015) -  Plaza Bank (OTCBB: PLZB) today announced plans to open a new regional business center in San Diego, signing an agreement to lease a space in the Highlands Corporate Center at 12750 High Bluff Drive near Del Mar.

The new center, expected to open in fall 2015, will serve Plaza Bank's growing client base throughout the San Diego business region. It will be Plaza Bank's eighth location throughout Southern California and Las Vegas. Plaza Bank specializes in traditional business banking services, commercial lending, and SBA financing.

"As we continue our rapid growth serving small business communities, we are excited to announce Plaza Bank's expansion into the San Diego area," Gene Galloway, President and CEO of the Bank. "Our new branch at the Highlands Corporate Center will provide an ideal location to serve existing and new customers with niche banking products and services, helping us advance the small business community in San Diego."

Highlands Corporate Center is a Class A office complex located at the southeast corner of I-5 and Del Mar Heights Road.

Plaza Bank will release additional details about the opening of its new San Diego branch in the coming weeks.

About Plaza Bank
Plaza Bank is 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