IRVINE, Calif. – May 3, 2012 – Opus Bank (the “Bank”) announced today the openings of two new banking offices in the cities of Long Beach and Pasadena, both located in Los Angeles County, California. The Bank also announced that the Long Beach banking office team will be led by Chris Brown, Vice President, Retail Banking Manager and the Pasadena banking office team will be led by Sandra D’Amato- Flores, Vice President, Retail Banking Manager.
The new Long Beach banking office is located at 211 East Ocean Boulevard, Long Beach, CA 90802, at the intersection of East Ocean Boulevard and North Waite Court.
The new Pasadena banking office is located at 2 North Lake Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91101, at the intersection of Lake Avenue and Colorado Boulevard.
Ms. Brown joined the Bank in 2011 and has served as Vice President, Relationship Banking following a 35-year career with Bank of America, where she served as Senior Vice President, Senior Client Manager within the Premier Banking & Investment Division.
Ms. D’Amato-Flores joins the bank most recently from Americas United Bank, located in Glendale, California, where she served as Business Portfolio Manager. Earlier in her 26-year banking career, Ms. D’Amato-Flores served as a Cash Management Officer for Professional Business Bank, located in Pasadena; Business Development Manager for Vineyard Bank; Business Development Officer for Manufacturers Bank; and Client Manager within Bank of America’s Government Banking, Small Business Banking, and Premier Banking groups.
Stephen H. Gordon, founding Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Opus Bank stated, “We wish Chris Brown and Sandra D’Amato-Flores every success as they expand our banking client relationships in the communities of Long Beach and Pasadena. The opening of these two locations brings the number of Opus Bank banking offices in Los Angeles, Orange, and San Diego Counties to 22, with a total of 45 banking offices on the West Coast from California to Washington.” Gordon added, “Whether our clients choose to bank directly with a relationship banker, online, or in a banking office, Opus Bank constantly provides high quality banking products and services, and financial solutions delivered by our professional team of knowledgeable and experienced bankers, and state of the art technology.” Gordon concluded, “We look forward to the synergy that develops when Opus Bank’s relationship-driven bankers bring in their partners from commercial business, income property, and personal banking to fulfill our clients’ financial needs.”
About Opus Bank
Opus Bank, headquartered in Irvine, CA, is an FDIC insured California-chartered commercial
bank with $2.4 billion of total assets, $1.6 billion of total loans, and $1.9 billion in total deposits,
as of March 31, 2012. Opus Bank provides high value, relationship-based banking products and
exceptional service to its clients comprised of small and mid-sized commercial businesses,
entrepreneurs, real estate investors, professionals, and consumers. Opus Bank offers a wide range
of loan products, including commercial and industrial, commercial real estate, multifamily
residential, conforming and jumbo single-family residential, and consumer loans; and is a Small
Business Administration (“SBA”) Preferred Lender. Opus Bank currently operates 45 banking
offices, including 23 in the Seattle/Puget Sound region in Washington and 22 banking offices in
Southern California. Opus Bank has announced plans to open new banking offices in Danville,
located in Contra Costa County; Del Mar, located in San Diego County, California; Gig Harbor,
located in Pierce County; and Mount Vernon, located in Skagit County, Washington. For
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