IRVINE, CA--(Marketwired - Sep 30, 2015) - Plaza Bank (OTCBB: PLZB) is pleased to announce it has hired Dean Andersen as Vice President, Branch Manager for its new regional business center in San Diego, which opened earlier this month. Mr. Andersen has more than 30 years of banking experience, including 25 years in the San Diego market. Most recently, he served as Branch Manager for US Bank and also has held similar positions with San Diego National Bank of San Diego, Washington Mutual, and Home Savings of America.

In his new position, Mr. Andersen leads the overall client experience for Plaza Bank's existing and new clients in the San Diego region, while driving business development activities through the sale of niche community banking products and services. He also will oversee the hiring, training, and development of branch staff.

"I look forward to working with the remarkably talented people across Plaza Bank in serving our growing client base in San Diego," Mr. Andersen said. "Through my past experience opening new branches for other financial institutions, I know 'you are only as good as your people.' We have an excellent team that will go the extra mile to ensure every client has an exceptional and personal banking experience, which will lead to our branch success."

"Dean has a proven track record of high performance in the San Diego region, and we are extremely fortunate to have him manage our new regional business center," said Gene Galloway, President and CEO of the Bank. "With his leadership and dedicated team, Plaza Bank is well positioned to meet the financial needs and goals of local businesses and further extend our reputation as a premier community banking partner."

Mr. Andersen has lived in the San Diego area for nearly 35 years and currently resides in Oceanside with his wife and three children. An active member of the community, he is Past President and Board Member for the Oceanside Rotary Club and has served several other non-profit organizations, including Oceanside Charitable Foundation, Mottino Family YMCA, Oceanside Rotary Club Foundation, Arthritis Foundation, and other local charities.

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