South County Bank Hires A Local, Experienced Banker

South County Bank, N.A., a wholly owned subsidiary of CalWest Bancorp (OTCBB: CALW), is pleased to announce the addition of Rodney Banzon Consunji to our lending staff. Rodney is a seasoned Banker with over 20 years of experience. Rodney graduated from the University of California, Riverside and resides in Orange County.

South County Bank posted first quarter profits of $195,000. South County Bank continues to fund loans to our existing customers and focus on establishing new banking relationships with small to medium size businesses and owners.

Forward Looking Comments: The statements contained in this release that are not historical facts are forward-looking statements based on management’s current expectations and beliefs concerning future developments and their potential effects on the Bank. There can be no assurance that future developments affecting the Bank will be those anticipated by management. Actual results may differ from those projected in the forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties.

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