Pacific Premier Bancorp Named Fastest Growing Midsize Public Company

Pacific Premier Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: PPBI), the holding company of Pacific Premier Bank, is pleased to announce that it has been named as the fastest growing midsize public company based in Orange County, California in the 2016 rankings as published by the Orange County Business Journal.

The rankings are based on two-year percentage revenue growth of publicly traded companies headquartered in Orange County. According to the Orange County Business Journal's criteria, midsized companies have annual revenue between $100 million and $500 million.

"We are pleased to be recognized for the strong growth of Pacific Premier," said Steve Gardner, Chairman and CEO of Pacific Premier Bancorp. "Our ranking is a testament to our strategic direction and the value proposition we provide to small and middle market businesses. I'm proud of the job we have done to consistently attract new clients and build Pacific Premier into one of the leading banks in Southern California, while creating substantial franchise value for all of our stakeholders."

About Pacific Premier Bancorp, Inc.

Pacific Premier Bancorp, Inc. is the holding company for Pacific Premier Bank, one of the largest community banks headquartered in Southern California. Pacific Premier Bank is a business bank primarily focused on serving small and middle market businesses in the counties of Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and San Diego, California. Pacific Premier Bank offers a diverse range of lending products including commercial, commercial real estate, construction, and SBA loans, as well as specialty banking products for homeowners associations and franchise lending nationwide. Pacific Premier Bank serves its customers through its 16 full-service depository branches in Southern California located in the cities of Corona, Encinitas, Huntington Beach, Irvine, Los Alamitos, Murrieta, Newport Beach, Orange, Palm Desert, Palm Springs, Redlands, Riverside, San Bernardino, and San Diego.

Shares of Pacific Premier Bancorp, Inc. ("PPBI") common stock are listed on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "PPBI." For investor information on Pacific Premier Bancorp, visit our Pacific Premier Bank website at and click on the " Investor Relations" link.

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