Heritage Oaks Bancorp Schedules Fourth Quarter Conference Call

Heritage Oaks Bancorp Schedules Fourth Quarter Conference Call

PASO ROBLES, Calif., Jan. 11, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Heritage Oaks Bancorp
(Nasdaq:HEOP), the holding company of Heritage Oaks Bank, will host a
conference call on Friday, January 25, 2013 at 8:00 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time
to discuss its operating results for the quarter ending December 31, 2012,
which will be released after the close of business on Thursday, January 24,
2013. Interested parties can listen to the conference call by dialing (877)
363-5052 Conference ID: 88232944 or by webcast via Heritage Oaks Bancorp's
website at www.heritageoaksbancorp.com under the "Investor Relations" section.
Heritage Oaks Bancorp's operating results press release for the fourth quarter
2012 will be available under the "Investor Relations" section of Heritage Oaks
Bancorp's website. A replay of the call will be available on Heritage Oaks
Bancorp's website later that day and will remain on its site for up to 14
calendar days.

About Heritage Oaks Bancorp

Heritage Oaks Bancorp is the holding company for Heritage Oaks Bank, which
operates as Heritage Oaks Bank and Business First, a division of Heritage Oaks
Bank. Heritage Oaks Bank has its headquarters plus one branch office in Paso
Robles, two branch offices in San Luis Obispo, single branch offices in Morro
Bay, Cambria, Arroyo Grande, Atascadero, Templeton, two branch offices in
Santa Maria, and a loan production office in Ventura/Oxnard. The Business
First division has one branch office in Santa Barbara. Heritage Oaks Bank
conducts commercial banking business in San Luis Obispo County, Santa Barbara
County, and Ventura County. Visit Heritage Oaks Bancorp on the Web at
www.heritageoaksbancorp.com. By including the foregoing website address,
Heritage Oaks Bancorp does not intend to and shall not be deemed to
incorporate by reference any material contained therein.

The Heritage Oaks Bancorp logo is available at

Forward Looking Statements

Certain statements contained in this press release which are not statements of
historical fact constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of
the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act (the "Act"). Statements
concerning future performance, developments or events, management's
expectations for growth, income forecasts, sales activity for collateral, and
any other guidance on future periods, constitute forward-looking statements
within the meaning of the Act and are subject to a number of risks and
uncertainties. Actual results may differ materially from expectations
expressed in any forward-looking statements as a result of such risks and
uncertainties. Specific risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited
to, the success of Heritage Oaks Bancorp (the "Company") and Heritage Oaks
Bank (the "Bank") in fulfilling the requirements of the memoranda of
understanding entered into by the Company and the Bank, respectively, with the
Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, and the FDIC and California Department
of Financial Institutions, respectively, the ongoing recession in the United
States and the markets in which the Company operates, and the response of the
federal and state government and banking regulators thereto, continued growth,
the Bank's beliefs as to the adequacy of its existing and anticipated
allowances for loan losses, beliefs and expectations regarding actions that
may be taken by regulatory authorities having oversight of the Bank's
operations, interest rates and financial policies of the United States
government, continued weakness in the real estate markets within which we
operate and general economic conditions. Additional information on these and
other risks and uncertainties that could affect our business, operations and
financial results are included in the Company's Securities and Exchange
Commission filings. If any of these risks or uncertainties materializes or if
any of the assumptions underlying such forward-looking statements proves to be
incorrect, the Company's results could differ materially and adversely from
those expressed in, implied or projected by such forward-looking statements.
The Company and the Bank assume no obligation to update such forward-looking
statements and expressly disclaim any intent to do the same.

CONTACT: Simone Lagomarsino, President and CEO

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