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Banks lead region’s stocks at midyear

By   /  Friday, June 1st, 2012  /  Banking & Finance, Top Stories, Tri-County Public Companies  /  Comments Off on Banks lead region’s stocks at midyear

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First California faces more shareholder dissent

By   /  Tuesday, May 29th, 2012  /  Banking & Finance, Banking Industry, Latest news, Tri-County Public Companies  /  Comments Off on First California faces more shareholder dissent

Investors who own 5.4 percent of First California Financial Group’s shares have joined the ranks of disgruntled stockholders after the bank snubbed a buyout offer from Los Angeles-based PacWest Bancorp. A letter dated May 23 from Loeb Offshore Management out of New York came through in the bank’s regulatory filings on May 29. Addressing Westlake Read More →

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Shareholder threatens to oust board after First California rejects offer

By   /  Monday, May 14th, 2012  /  Banking & Finance, Banking Industry, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on Shareholder threatens to oust board after First California rejects offer

An aggressive major shareholder in First California Financial Group has threatened to move to oust the company’s board after the bank rejected a buyout offer from PacWest Bancorp. New York-based Basswood Capital Management, which said in a regulatory filing that it owns 5.2 percent of the common stock of First California, issued the sternly worded Read More →

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Spurned bid for First California sets off battle of the banks

By   /  Friday, May 11th, 2012  /  Banking & Finance, Banking Industry  /  Comments Off on Spurned bid for First California sets off battle of the banks

Westlake Village-based First California Bank has rejected an unsolicited all-stock takeover offer from Los Angeles-based PacWest Bancorp at $7.25 a share, 32 percent higher than First California’s recent trading price. For its part, PacWest has signaled publicly that it now wants to enlist the energy of disgruntled First California shareholders to help push through a Read More →

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FCAL to buy Riverside bank, close four branches

By   /  Tuesday, February 28th, 2012  /  Banking & Finance, Banking Industry, Latest news  /  Comments Off on FCAL to buy Riverside bank, close four branches

While announcing plans to buy an Inland Empire bank, First California Bank said Feb. 28 that it will close four branches, including one in Thousand Oaks. First California plans to pay $2 million in an all-stock deal to buy Riverside-based Premier Service Bank. The deal is still subject to regulatory and shareholder approval and is Read More →

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Higher profits in hand, region’s banks look to expand

By   /  Friday, February 3rd, 2012  /  Banking & Finance, Banking Industry, Earnings, Latest news, Tri-County Public Companies  /  Comments Off on Higher profits in hand, region’s banks look to expand

Pacific Capital Bancorp, the largest banking company based in the Tri-Counties, turned a $70.5 million profit in 2011 after years of staggering losses. At the same time, First California Financial Group and Heritage Oaks Bancorp, the next two largest banks on the list, reported improved earnings for the year and bold plans to expand. Here’s Read More →

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Under scrutiny, First California targets South Coast

By   /  Friday, January 27th, 2012  /  Banking & Finance, Banking Industry, Top Stories, Tri-County Public Companies  /  Comments Off on Under scrutiny, First California targets South Coast

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