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Opus Bank Added to the S&P Regional Banks Select Industry Index

Company Release - 12/21/2015 7:05 AM ET

IRVINE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Opus Bank (“Opus”) (Nasdaq: OPB) announced today that it has been added to the S&P Regional Banks Select Industry Index and the S&P Total Market Index. Opus was added as a result of the rebalancing of both indices that occurred on Friday, December 18, 2015 after the market closed.

S&P Indices are widely used by investment managers and institutional investors as the basis of index funds and as benchmarks for passive and active investment strategies. The quarterly rebalancing of the Regional Banks Select Industry Index captures 90 stocks in the S&P Total Market Index that are classified in the Global Industry Classification Standard (“GICS”) regional banks sub-industry. GICS sub-industry classifications offer the most granular level of industry definition within the GICS structure, offering the purest representation of a particular industry. Companies added to the Regional Banks Select Industry Index are selected based on a number of criteria including market capitalization and trading liquidity.

About Opus Bank

Opus Bank is an FDIC insured California-chartered commercial bank with $6.2 billion of total assets, $5.0 billion of total loans, and $4.9 billion of total deposits as of September 30, 2015. Opus Bank provides high-value, relationship-based banking products, services, and solutions to its clients through its Retail Bank, Commercial Bank, Merchant Bank, and Correspondent Bank. Opus Bank offers a suite of treasury and cash management and depository solutions and a wide range of loan products, including commercial business, healthcare, technology, multifamily residential, commercial real estate, and structured finance, and is an SBA preferred lender. Opus Bank offers commercial escrow services and facilitates 1031 Exchange transactions through its Escrow and Exchange divisions. Opus Bank provides clients with financial and advisory services related to raising equity capital, targeted acquisition and divestiture strategies, general mergers and acquisitions, debt and equity financing, balance sheet restructuring, valuation, strategy, and performance improvement through its Merchant Banking division and its broker-dealer subsidiary, Opus Financial Partners. Opus Bank operates 58 client experience centers, including 33 in California, 22 in the Seattle/Puget Sound region in Washington, two in the Phoenix metropolitan area of Arizona, and one in Portland, Oregon. Opus Bank is an Equal Housing Lender.

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Opus Bank
Mr. Brett G. Villaume, 949-224-8866
SVP, Director of Investor Relations
Mr. Jeff L. Leonard, 949-251-8146
SVP, Director of Corporate Strategy/Communications

Source: Opus Bank