IRVINE, Calif. – July 23, 2012 – Opus Bank (the “Bank”) announced today the openings of two new banking offices in the cities of Danville, located in Contra Costa County, and Del Mar, located in San Diego County. The new Danville banking office is the Bank’s first in Northern California and is led by Rey Garcia, Vice President, Retail Banking Manager. The new Del Mar banking office is the Bank’s second in San Diego County, will complement the Bank’s La Jolla banking office, and is led by Brenda Boggioni, Vice President, Retail Banking Manager.
Mr. Garcia joins Opus Bank most recently from Union Bank, and has 12 years of diverse banking and branch management experience with financial institutions including Western Federal Credit Union, U.S. Bank, Wells Fargo Bank, and Bank of America.
Ms. Boggioni joined Opus Bank in November 2011 and has over 25 years of banking and financial management experience with community, regional, and national banks including U.S. Bank, San Diego National Bank, Union Bank, Wells Fargo, Bank of America, and Security Pacific Bank. Ms. Boggioni also serves as the Retail Banking Manager for the Bank’s La Jolla banking office.
Stephen H. Gordon, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Opus Bank stated, “The openings of the Danville and Del Mar locations continue our strategic expansion in the major metropolitan areas up and down the West Coast. In these offices, we will continue our commitment to providing high-value, relationship-based banking products, services, and solutions to business owners, entrepreneurs, professionals, and personal banking clients that are desirous of the high-quality and respected approach to banking that Opus Bank prides itself in providing.” Gordon added, “We expect the Del Mar banking office will leverage off the success we are achieving with our La Jolla office, which opened in February of this year. Our San Diego presence and commitment will further expand through our recently announced pending acquisition of ten Pacific Western Bank banking offices, which acquisition is expected to close late in the third quarter of this year, and includes banking offices and deposit client relationships in the communities of Carlsbad, El Cajon, and La Mesa.” Gordon concluded, “The Danville banking office is our first in the greater San Francisco Bay Area where we have already established a significant number of client relationships through our Income Property and Commercial Business Banking divisions. The Bay Area is a healthy and vibrant region where we are actively looking to expand and build upon our initial success.”
The Danville banking office is located at 4020 Blackhawk Plaza Circle, Danville, CA 94506, between Starbucks and Draeger’s Market, in the Blackhawk Plaza shopping center, which is easily accessible from both the I-680 and I-580. In addition to Opus Bank’s new Danville banking office, Blackhawk Plaza businesses include Anthropologie, Apricot Lane Boutique, Blackhawk Auto Museum, Blackhawk Beauty, Blackhawk Gallery, Blackhawk Grille, Blackhawk Pizzeria, Blackhawk Plastic Surgery, Blackhawk Plaza Dental, Blue Gingko, Boghossian Vision, California Living, Cartelligent, Century Theaters, Chocolatier Blue, Claire’s, College Nannies & Tutors, Crunch Fitness, Draeger’s Home, Draeger’s Market, Ferrari’s Cucina Italiana, Francesca’s Collections, Georgiou, G.R. Doodlebug, InSpa, Jewels In Disguise, Methanys, Music Together, My Backyard, Patrick James, Patrizia Marrone, Prickly Pear Cantina, Read Booksellers, Roti 8, See Jane Run, Smiles N Braces Family Dentistry & Orthodontics, Starbucks, Stomp Wine Lounge, Studio Grow, Sweetie Face Kids, Tassajara Cleaners, The Little Pear, The Next Step Dance Studio, The Wheelchair Foundation, Tribez Salon & Spa, Visual Expressions Optometry, and What’s In Store.
The Del Mar banking office is located at 2710 Via de la Valle, Suite B170, Del Mar, CA 92014, just east of the 5 freeway in the Flower Hill Promenade shopping center. In addition to Opus Bank’s new banking office, Flower Hill Promenade businesses include Adornments, Beach Bungalow Designs, Bella Castilla, Between the Sheets, Bliss Bride, Bon Bijoux Girly Boutique, Chevy’s Fresh Mex, Dallmann Chocolate Boutique, Diamond Boutique, Embellishments Shoe Boutique, Fairen Del, Geppetto’s, Heather Roddy Art Gallery, Jolie Femme, Liberty Tobacco, Milton’s Deli, Nothing Bundt Cakes, Optical Illusion, Pangaea Outpost, Pannikan Coffee & Tea, Paradise Grille, Patrick James, Pick Up Stix, San Diego Association of Realtors, Spa Gregorie’s, Sweetpea Children’s Shop, Taste of Thai, The MADISON Suite, The Savannah Cat Shoppe, The Wine Collection, Three Dog Bakery, TRE Boutique, Venissimo Cheese, and Vollenweidner Photography.
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 operates 47 banking offices, including 24 banking offices in California and 23 in the Seattle/Puget Sound region in Washington. Opus Bank has announced plans to open new banking offices in Gig Harbor, located in Pierce County, and Mount Vernon, located in Skagit County, Washington. For additional information about Opus Bank, please visit our website: www.opusbank.com.
Mr. Stephen H. Gordon
Chairman & CEO
Mr. Jeff L. Leonard
SVP, Director of Communications