California United Bank South Bay Commercial Banking Team Expands

California United Bank South Bay Commercial Banking Team Expands

South Bay native, Brian M. Ishida, brings sixteen years of commercial banking experience to the group

GARDENA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- California United Bank ("CUB" or "the Company"), a subsidiary of CU Bancorp (NAS: CUNB) , today announced that Mr. Brian M. Ishida has joined the company as Senior Vice President, Commercial Banking, covering the South Bay. Mr. Ishida's extensive track record of success includes being an integral part of establishing and solidifying the South Bay region for his former employer. In his most recent role as First Vice President and Senior Loan and Credit Officer, Mr. Ishida served on the bank's senior loan committee while also maintaining his relationships with clients.

"We are extremely fortunate to be able to add someone as accomplished as Brian to our team," noted CUB Senior Vice President, Regional Manager, Kim Defenderfer. "In addition to his background, the passion he possesses to help his clients makes him a perfect fit with CUB."

Mr. Ishida, a UCLA graduate, resides in Torrance with his wife and four children. "I am truly impressed with the professionalism and vision of the senior leadership at CUB, and I am fortunate to have the opportunity to continue my career in such a dynamic environment," added Mr. Ishida. "I have always taken pride in working hard for my customers and it was immediately clear how dedicated everyone at CUB is to looking beyond the numbers and simply doing the best thing for the client."

About CU Bancorp and California United Bank

CU Bancorp is the parent of California United Bank, which was founded in 2005 and is the largest independent bank headquartered in the San Fernando Valley. California United Bank provides a full range of financial services, including credit and deposit products, cash management and internet banking to businesses, non-profits, entrepreneurs, professionals and investors throughout Southern California from offices in the San Fernando Valley, the Santa Clarita Valley, the Conejo Valley, Simi Valley, Los Angeles, South Bay and Orange County. To view CU Bancorp's most recent financial information, please visit the Investor Relations section of the Company's Web site. Information on products and services may be obtained by calling 818-257-7700 or visiting the Bank's Web site at

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