Notice to First Associations Bank Shareholders
This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities or a solicitation of any vote or approval. In connection with the proposed acquisition of FAB, Pacific Premier filed a registration statement on Form S-4 (the “Registration Statement”) with the SEC, which contains a proxy statement of FAB and a prospectus of PPBI (collectively, the “proxy statement/prospectus”). The Registration Statement was declared effective on February 6, 2013. A definitive proxy statement/prospectus has been filed with the SEC on February 7, 2013 and has been mailed to the shareholders of FAB in connection with their vote on the acquisition of FAB on or about February 8, 2013. SHAREHOLDERS OF FAB ARE ENCOURAGED TO READ THE REGISTRATION STATEMENT AND THE DEFINITIVE PROXY STATEMENT/PROSPECTUS AND ALL OTHER RELEVANT DOCUMENTS FILED WITH THE SEC, AS WELL AS SUPPLEMENTS TO THOSE DOCUMENTS, BECAUSE THEY WILL CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT THE PROPOSED ACQUISITION OF FAB. Investors and security holders will be able to obtain the definitive proxy statement/prospectus and the other documents free of charge at the SEC's website, www.sec.gov. In addition, documents filed with the SEC by Pacific Premier will be available free of charge by (1) accessing PPBI’s website at www.ppbi.com under the “Investor Relations” link and then under the heading “SEC Filings,” (2) writing PPBI at 17901 Von Karman Ave., Suite 1200, Irvine, California 92614, Attention: Investor Relations or (3) writing FAB at 12001 N. Central Expressway, Suite 1165, Dallas, Texas 75243, Attention: Corporate Secretary.
The directors, executive officers and certain other members of management and employees of Pacific Premier may be deemed to be participants in the solicitation of proxies in favor of the proposed acquisition from the shareholders of FAB. Information about the directors and executive officers of Pacific Premier is included in the definitive proxy statement/prospectus for the proposed acquisition of FAB. The directors, executive officers and certain other members of management and employees of FAB may also be deemed to be participants in the solicitation of proxies in favor of the proposed acquisition from the shareholders of FAB. Information about the directors and executive officers of FAB is included in the definitive proxy statement/prospectus for the proposed acquisition of FAB. Additional information regarding the interests of those participants and other persons who may be deemed participants in the transaction may be obtained by reading the definitive proxy statement/prospectus regarding the proposed acquisition. Free copies of this document may be obtained as described in the preceding paragraph.