LOS ANGELES, Jan. 29, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Wilshire Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:WIBC), the holding company for Wilshire Bank, today announced that members of the Company's senior management team will be participating in FIG Partners' 7 th Annual West Coast Bank CEO Forum on February 4, 2016 in Los Angeles.  Jae Whan (J.W.) Yoo, President and Chief Executive Officer, Alex Ko, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, and Peter Koh, Executive Vice President and Chief Credit Officer, will represent Wilshire Bancorp at the conference and meet with institutional investors.  In addition, Mr. Yoo will participate in a panel discussion on the topic of "Franchise Builders." 

About Wilshire Bancorp

Headquartered in Los Angeles, Wilshire Bancorp is the parent company of Wilshire Bank, which operates 35 branch offices in California, Texas, Alabama, Georgia, New Jersey, and New York. Wilshire Bancorp also operates six loan production offices of which four are utilized primarily for the origination of loans under the Small Business Administration lending program located in California, Colorado, Georgia, and Washington, and two that are utilized primarily for the origination of residential mortgage loans located in California. Wilshire Bank is a community bank with a focus on commercial real estate lending and general commercial banking, with its primary markets encompassing the multi-ethnic populations of the Los Angeles, New York, New Jersey, and Texas. For more information, please go to  www.wilshirebank.com.

CONTACT:       Alex Ko, EVP & CFO, (213) 427-6560www.wilshirebank.com