SHAREHOLDER ALERT: Law Firm Of Levi & Korsinsky, LLP Announces Investigation Into Possible Breaches Of Fiduciary Duty By The Board Of The Private Bank Of California In Connection With The Sale Of The Company To First PacTrust Bancorp

Levi & Korsinsky is investigating the Board of Directors of The Private Bank of California (“PBCA” or the “Company”) (PINK: PBCA) for possible breaches of fiduciary duty and other violations of state law in connection with the sale of the Company to Beach Business Bank, a wholly owned subsidiary of First PacTrust Bancorp (Nasdaq: BANC).

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Under the terms of the transaction, PBCA shareholders will receive approximately $13.00 per diluted share. As part of the consideration, PBCA shareholders will also receive, in aggregate, 2,083,333 shares of First PacTrust common stock, valued at approximately $12.00 per share. Certain PBCA insiders representing more than 35% of the Company’s outstanding shares have agreed to approve the transaction. The investigation concerns whether the PBCA Board of Directors breached their fiduciary duties to PBCA stockholders by failing to adequately shop the Company before entering into this transaction and whether First PacTrust Bancorp is underpaying for PBCA shares, thus unlawfully harming PBCA stockholders.

If you own common stock in PBCA and wish to obtain additional information, please contact Joseph E. Levi, Esq. either via email at or by telephone at (212) 363-7500, toll-free: (877) 363-5972, or visit

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