Forward Looking StatementsThis news release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties, including without limitation statements relating to our ability to raise capital through the offer and sale of common stock under the newly announced "at-the-market" equity offering program, the health of our loan pipeline, financial prospects and other projections of our performance and asset quality, our ability to grow and increase our business, diversify our lending, the anticipated timing and financial performance of new initiatives, and the use of the potential proceeds we may receive in connection with the "at-the-market" equity offering program. These forward-looking statements are made on the basis of the views and assumptions of management regarding future events and performance as of the date of this news release. Actual results and the timing of events could differ materially from those expressed or implied in such forward-looking statements as a result of risks and uncertainties, including without limitation changes in interest rates, inflation, government regulation, general economic conditions, conditions in the real estate markets in which we operate and other factors beyond our control. These and other risks and uncertainties detailed in our periodic reports filed with the FDIC could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied in any forward-looking statements. You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this press release. For additional information concerning risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause our actual results to differ from those anticipated in the forward-looking statements, and risks to our business in general, please refer to our 2016 Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2016 and Amendment No. 1 to our 2016 Annual Report on Form 10-K/A that we filed with the FDIC on March 15, 2017 and on August 23, 2017, respectively, the offering circular and offering circular supplement referred to above, and all other documents we file with the FDIC from time to time. We disclaim any obligation to update forward-looking statements contained in this news release or in the above-referenced 2016 Annual Report on Form 10-K or other FDIC filings, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as may be required by law or NASDAQ rules.
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|Edward J. Czajka||Kristen Papke|
|Executive Vice President||General Information|
|Chief Financial Officer||(310) 663-8007|