Ryan & Maniskas, LLP Announces Investigation Of Pacific Capital Bancorp

Ryan & Maniskas, LLP ( www.rmclasslaw.com/cases/pcbc) is investigating potential claims against the board of directors of Pacific Capital Bancorp (“Pacific Capital” or the "Company") (NASDAQ: PCBC) concerning possible breaches of fiduciary duty and other violations of law related to the Company’s efforts to sell Pacific Capital to UnionBanCal Corporation in a transaction valued at approximately $1.5 billion.

Our investigation concerns possible breaches of fiduciary duty and other violations of law related to the approval of the transaction by Company’s board of directors; in particular, whether the Company undertook a fair process to obtain fair consideration for all shareholders of Pacific Capital. For more information regarding our investigation, please contact Ryan & Maniskas, LLP (Richard A. Maniskas, Esquire) toll-free at (877) 316-3218 or by email at rmaniskas@rmclasslaw.com or visit: www.rmclasslaw.com/cases/pcbc.

Under the terms of the agreement, Pacific Capital shareholders will receive $46 for each share of Pacific Capital stock they own.

If you own shares of Pacific Capital and would like to learn more about these claims or if you wish to discuss these matters and have any questions concerning this announcement or your rights, contact Richard A. Maniskas, Esquire toll-free at (877) 316-3218 or to sign up online, visit: www.rmclasslaw.com/cases/pcbc. You may also email Mr. Maniskas at rmaniskas@rmclasslaw.com. For more information about class action cases in general, please visit our website: www.rmclasslaw.com.

Ryan & Maniskas, LLP is a national shareholder litigation firm. Ryan & Maniskas, LLP is devoted to protecting the interests of individual and institutional investors in shareholder actions in state and federal courts nationwide.

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