COSTA MESA, Calif., Oct. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Pacific Premier Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: PPBI) ("Pacific Premier"), the holding company of Pacific Premier Bank (the "Bank"), is pleased to announce that its President and Chief Executive Officer, Steven R. Gardner, has been appointed as one of the newest members of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco's Community Depository Institutions Advisory Council (CDIAC). Mr. Gardner will serve a three-year term. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110211/LA47061LOGO) The CDIAC represents banks, thrift institutions and credit unions of various sizes within the Federal Reserve's Twelfth District. The council provides input to the Bank's senior management on a variety of topics, including economic and banking conditions, regulatory policies, and payment systems. Pacific Premier owns all of the capital stock of the Bank. The Bank provides business and consumer banking products to its customers through nine full-service depository branches in Southern California located in the cities of Costa Mesa, Huntington Beach, Los Alamitos, Newport Beach, Palm Desert, Palm Springs, San Bernardino and Seal Beach. Contact: Pacific Premier Bancorp, Inc. Steven R. GardnerPresident/CEO714.431.4000 Kent J. SmithExecutive Vice President/CFO714.431.4000 SOURCE Pacific Premier Bancorp, Inc.