LOS ANGELES, May 26, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Wilshire Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:WIBC), the parent company of Wilshire Bank, announced today that the Board of Directors has declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.06 per common share. The dividend will be paid to all stockholders of record as of June 15, 2016, payable on July 1, 2016.

ABOUT WILSHIRE BANCORPHeadquartered 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 five loan production offices of which three are utilized primarily for the origination of loans under the Small Business Administration lending program located in 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 market encompassing the multi-ethnic populations of the Los Angeles Metropolitan area.  For more information, please go to www.wilshirebank.com.

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