IRVINE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pacific Premier Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: PPBI), the holding company of Pacific Premier Bank, today announced a multi-year partnership with the National Football League’s Los Angeles Chargers. As part of this relationship, Pacific Premier Bank will proudly serve as the Official Business Bank of the Chargers.
Pacific Premier Bank, which now has an expanded presence in the Los Angeles market with its recently acquired branch locations in the cities of Pasadena, Montebello, El Segundo, and Manhattan Beach, will provide the Chargers with tailor-fit business banking products and services.
“We are excited about our new relationship with the Los Angeles Chargers and look forward to providing a wide array of banking services to the region’s newest professional sports organization,” said Steven R. Gardner, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Pacific Premier Bancorp. “Like the Chargers, we pride ourselves on an unwavering commitment to the communities we serve. Working with the Chargers provides a strong platform for our own presence in the Los Angeles market and gives us the opportunity to promote our brand to the Chargers passionate and loyal fans. We believe that this is a natural fit and a promising partnership.”
This is not the first foray into North American professional sports for Pacific Premier Bank, which has served as the Official Business Bank of the National Hockey League’s Anaheim Ducks since the 2014-2015 season.
“We’re extremely pleased to partner with Pacific Premier Bank, an organization that shares our values of family, philanthropy and now, football,” said Chargers President of Business Operations A.G. Spanos. “Pacific Premier Bank’s focus on serving small and middle market businesses across Southern California aligns seamlessly with our commitment to serving the community and making a tangible difference in the lives of those around us.”
About Pacific Premier Bancorp, Inc.
Pacific Premier Bancorp is the holding company for Pacific Premier Bank, one of the largest banks headquartered in Southern California with approximately $7.8 billion in assets. Pacific Premier Bank is a business bank primarily focused on serving small and middle market businesses in the counties of Orange, Los Angeles, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara, California as well as Clark County, Nevada. Through its 33 depository branches, 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.
About the Los Angeles Chargers:
For 57 seasons, the Chargers have led the fight to stretch the imagination and give fans the most exciting show in football. Behind the dramatic games, unforgettable highlights, beloved players, groundbreaking performances and one of the best uniforms in the NFL lies an uncompromising drive for success – one rooted in toughness, resilience and old-fashioned hard work. A charter member of the American Football League, the franchise was established in Los Angeles in 1960 and called the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum home during its first year of existence. From 1961 to 2016, the team played in San Diego. Advancing to five of the first six AFL Championship games ever played, the Chargers claimed the 1963 title and later joined the National Football League when the two leagues merged in 1970. Since the merger, the Chargers have gone on to appear in Super Bowl XXIX and have captured an additional 10 division titles. The Chargers were purchased by construction leader and real estate developer Alex G. Spanos in 1984 and have been under the guidance of Spanos’ eldest son Dean, the team’s current Chairman of the Board, since 1994. Dean Spanos’ sons – A.G. Spanos, President of Business Operations, and John Spanos, President of Football Operations – oversee the day to day operations of the franchise. The Chargers returned to Los Angeles in 2017 and will play all home games at StubHub Center while the new L.A. Stadium and Entertainment District at Hollywood Park is constructed. For more information, call 1-877-CHARGERS or visit chargers.com