BOCA RATON, Fla., March 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- 1st United Bancorp, Inc. ("1st United") (Nasdaq: FUBC), the holding company for 1st United Bank, a Florida chartered commercial bank, announced today that it has commenced an underwritten public offering of approximately 5.0 million shares of its common stock. Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Incorporated is serving as sole book-running manager of the proposed offering. Raymond James & Associates, Inc. is serving as co-manager. It is expected that the underwriters will be given a 30-day option to purchase up to approximately an additional 750,000 common shares to cover any over-allotments. The shares will be issued pursuant to a prospectus supplement and an accompanying prospectus filed as part of an existing effective shelf registration statement filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Form S-3. Copies of the prospectus supplement and an accompanying prospectus relating to this offering, when available, may be obtained from Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Incorporated Attn: Prospectus Department, One South Street, 15th Floor, Baltimore, MD 21202 or by telephone at 443-224-1988. This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction. About 1st United Bancorp, Inc. 1st United is a financial holding company headquartered in Boca Raton, Florida. 1st United's principal subsidiary, 1st United Bank, is a Florida chartered commercial bank, which operates 15 branches in Southeast Florida, including Brevard, Broward, Indian River, Miami-Dade, and Palm Beach Counties. 1st United's principal executive office and mailing address is One North Federal Highway, Boca Raton, FL 33432 and its telephone number is (561) 362-3435. Forward Looking Statements Any non-historical statements in this press release are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking statements are based on current plans and expectations that are subject to uncertainties and risks, which could cause 1st United's future results to differ materially. The following factors, among others, could cause our actual results to differ: our ability to integrate the business and operations of companies and banks that we have acquired, and those that we may acquire in the future; the failure to achieve expected gains, revenue growth, and/or expense savings from future acquisitions; our need and our ability to incur additional debt or equity financing; the strength of the United States economy in general and the strength of the local economies in which we conduct operations; the accuracy of our financial statement estimates and assumptions, including the estimate of our loan loss provision; the effects of harsh weather conditions, including hurricanes, and man-made disasters; inflation, interest rate, market, and monetary fluctuations; the effects of our lack of a diversified loan portfolio, including the risks of geographic and industry concentrations; the frequency and magnitude of foreclosure of our loans; legislative and regulatory changes, including the Dodd-Frank Act; our ability to comply with the extensive laws and regulations to which we are subject; the willingness of clients to accept third-party products and services rather than our products and services and vice versa; changes in securities and real estate markets; increased competition and its effect on pricing; technological changes; changes in monetary and fiscal policies of the U.S. Government; the effects of security breaches and computer viruses that may affect our computer systems; changes in consumer spending and saving habits; growth and profitability of our noninterest income; changes in accounting principles, policies, practices or guidelines; anti-takeover provisions under federal and state law as well as our Articles of Incorporation and our Bylaws; and our ability to manage the risks involved in the foregoing. These factors, as well as additional factors, can be found in our periodic and other filings with the SEC, which are available at the SEC's internet site ( http://www.sec.gov). Actual results may differ materially from projections and could be affected by a variety of factors, including factors beyond our control. Forward-looking statements in this press release speak only as of the date of the press release, and 1st United assumes no obligation to update forward-looking statements or the reasons why actual results could differ. SOURCE 1st United Bancorp, Inc.