RBB Bancorp Announces Completion of Acquisition of Certain Assets and Liabilities of the Honolulu, Hawaii Branch Office of Bank of the Orient

RBB Bancorp  announced that Royal Business Bank, the wholly-owned subsidiary of RBB, completed the acquisition of the Honolulu, Hawaii branch office the Bank of the Orient on January 14, 2022. Royal Business Bank acquired all the premises and equipment at the Branch, all deposits totaling approximately $81.7 million, selected performing loans totaling approximately $7.4 million, an estimated premium of approximately $3.0 million, for a total consideration of approximately $71.0 million. The transaction acquired all necessary regulatory approvals.

Janney Montgomery Scott LLC served as financial advisor and Loren P. Hansen, APC served as legal counsel to RBB Bancorp. Stephens Inc. served as financial advisor and Morrison & Foerster LLP served as legal counsel to Bank of the Orient.

Corporate Overview

RBB Bancorp is a community-based financial holding company headquartered in Los Angeles, California. As of September 30, 2021, the company had total assets of $3.8 billion. Its wholly owned subsidiary, Royal Business Bank, is a full-service commercial bank, which provides business banking services to the Asian-American communities in Los Angeles County, Orange County, and Ventura County in California; Las Vegas in Nevada; Brooklyn, Queens, and Manhattan in New York; Edison in New Jersey; in the Chicago, Illinois neighborhoods of Chinatown and Bridgeport; and in Honolulu, Hawaii. Royal Business Bank services include remote deposit, E-banking, mobile banking, commercial and investor real estate loans, business loans and lines of credit, commercial and industrial loans, SBA 7A and 504 loans, 1-4 single family residential loans, automobile lending, trade finance, a full range of depository account products and wealth management services. The Company’s administrative and lending center is located at 1055 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, California 90017, and its finance and operations center is located at 7025 Orangethorpe Avenue, Buena Park, California 90621. The Company’s website address is www.royalbusinessbankusa.com.

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