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Irvine, California –  August 28, 2020 – CommerceWest Bank announced the approval of a quarterly cash dividend by its Board of Directors.  The Board of Directors declared a cash dividend of $0.20 per common share, payable October 01, 2020 to shareholders of record on September 11, 2020. 

 

Irvine, California – July 27, 2020 – CommerceWest Bank reported pre-tax pre-provision income of $3,803,000 for the three months ended June 30, 2020 up 33% as compared to the same period one year ago and $7,145,000 for the six months ended June 30, 2020 up 34% as compared to the six months ended June 30, 2019.  Net income reflected provision for loan losses of $2,450,000 for the quarter, up $2,270,000 from the same period one year ago.  Net income for the six months ended June 30, 2020 reflected provision for loan losses of $4,593,000, up $4,283,000 from the same period one year ago.  Net income for the three months ended June 30, 2020 was $1,017,000 or $0.28 per common share, compared with net income of $2,200,000 or $0.57 per common share for the three months ended June 30, 2019 an EPS decrease of 51%.  Net income for the six months ended June 30, 2020 was $2,140,000 or $0.58 per common share, compared with net income of $4,078,000 or $1.06 per common share for the six months ended June 30, 2019, an EPS decrease of 45%.

 

Irvine, California –  July 16, 2020 – CommerceWest Bank was approved by the Federal Reserve to participate in the Main Street Lending Program (MSLP). The Bank is participating in the program to assist financing for both existing clients and non-clients.  Only a handful of Banks in the state of California are currently participating and accepting new clients through this program.  

Irvine, California –  May 29, 2020 – CommerceWest Bank  announced the approval of a quarterly cash dividend by its Board of Directors.  The Board of Directors declared a cash dividend of $0.20 per common share, payable July 01, 2020 to shareholders of record on June 12, 2020. 

 

Irvine, California – April 29, 2020 – CommerceWest Bank reported net income for the three months ended March 31, 2020 of $1,123,000 or $0.30 per common share, compared with net income of $1,878,000 or $0.48 per common share for the three months ended March 31, 2019, an EPS decrease of 38%.  Net Income reflected provision for loan losses of $2.143 million for the quarter, up $2.013 million from the same period one year ago.  The negative impact of this increased provision was $0.40 per common share.

 

Irvine, California –  April 3, 2020 – CommerceWest Bank announced the funding of its first Payroll Protection Program loan made available through the recently approved CARES Act.  Mr. Ivo Tjan, Chairman and CEO commented, “We are here to help.  We are ready and able to assist the local business community during these challenging times.  Our team has worked tirelessly to set up this program in preparation for funding loans today.  We want our clients and other businesses in Southern California to be able to keep paying their employees during this unprecedented event.”

Irvine, California – January 29, 2020 – CommerceWest Bank reported net income for the three months ended December 31, 2019 of $2,114,000 or $0.55 per common share, compared with net income of $1,692,000 or $0.43 per common share for the three months ended December 31, 2018, an EPS increase of 28%.  Net income for the twelve months ended December 31, 2019 of $8,208,000 or $2.54 per common share, compared with net income of $5,937,000 or $1.47 per common share for the twelve months ended December 31, 2018, an EPS increase of 73%. 

Irvine, California – January 16, 2019 –CommerceWest Bank’s CFO Leeann Cochran nominated for CFO of the Year by the Orange County Business Journal.  The 2020 CFO of The Year Awards are presented to financial professionals in Orange County for outstanding performance as corporate stewards for the preceding fiscal year.

Irvine, California - November 11, 2019 - CommerceWest Bank recognized on the list of the fastest growing public companies in Orange County, California by the Orange County Business Journal in October. The company achieved a two-year revenue growth of 24%.

Irvine, California – November 09, 2019 – CommerceWest Bank helped children find their forever families by supporting Seneca Family of Agencies. Seneca has had a 100% success rate in placing children from foster care with their forever families for over 35 years.   Seneca improves services and support for the most vulnerable children and their families. It is their commitment to provide unconditional care and they will do whatever it takes to help children and their families thrive.

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