Opus Bank Announces New Chief Financial Officer

IRVINE, Calif.--()--Opus Bank (“Opus” or the “Bank”) announced today that Thea K. Stuedli, Opus’ Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, has resigned from the Bank, effective August 30, 2013.

Additionally, Opus announced that Nicole M. Carrillo, Opus’ Senior Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer since January 2011, has been appointed to the position of Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, effective August 30, 2013, as well as appointed a member of the Bank’s seven person Executive Committee. Ms. Carrillo will also become a member of the Board of Directors of the Opus Community Foundation.

Prior to joining Opus Bank, Ms. Carrillo worked in the financial services practice of the KPMG LLP Los Angeles office since 2001, having most recently served as an Audit Senior Manager. Ms. Carrillo received her Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Loyola Marymount University, and is a California Chartered CPA. Ms. Carrillo is also a member of the United Way of Orange County’s Emerging Tocqueville Leaders and Women Looking Forward, and the United Way of Greater Los Angeles’ Emerging Leaders.

Stephen H. Gordon, Founding Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, and President of Opus Bank, stated, “Thea has been an outstanding member of the Opus executive team since the Bank’s inception in September 2010, and we have had a long history of working together dating back nearly 10 years. Her accomplishments have been instrumental in the growth of Opus, and I wish her every success in her future endeavors. She will leave behind a legacy of professionalism, tireless dedication, and truly outstanding performance.” Gordon added, “We are proud to have Nicole take on this critical role, and I have no doubt that she will experience tremendous success, as she has since joining Opus Bank and our team early in the Bank’s infancy. The depth and breadth of Nicole’s knowledge and expertise will greatly contribute to the strategic growth of the Bank, from currently $3.2 billion in total assets, to becoming the dominant relationship-based regional bank on the West Coast.”

About Opus Bank

Opus Bank is an FDIC insured California-chartered commercial bank with $3.2 billion of total assets, $2.4 billion of total loans, and $2.3 billion in total deposits, as of June 30, 2013. Opus Bank provides high-value, relationship-based banking products, services, and solutions to its clients comprised of small and mid-sized commercial businesses, entrepreneurs, real estate investors, professionals, and consumers. Opus Bank offers a robust suite of treasury and cash management and depository solutions, and a wide range of loan products, including commercial and industrial, SBA, commercial real estate, multifamily residential, conforming and jumbo and single-family residential loans; and is an Equal Housing Lender. Opus Bank operates 57 banking offices, including 34 banking offices in California and 23 in the Seattle/Puget Sound region in Washington. For additional information about Opus Bank, please visit our website: www.opusbank.com. To learn more about how Opus Bank is backing businesses, please visit: www.opusbank.com/Spotlight.

Contacts

Opus Bank
Mr. Stephen H. Gordon
Chairman & CEO
or
Mr. Jeff L. Leonard
SVP, Dir. of Corporate Strategy/Communications
Telephone: 949-250-9800
Facsimile: 949-250-9988

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Contacts

Opus Bank
Mr. Stephen H. Gordon
Chairman & CEO
or
Mr. Jeff L. Leonard
SVP, Dir. of Corporate Strategy/Communications
Telephone: 949-250-9800
Facsimile: 949-250-9988