Hanmi Financial to Participate in the Sandler O'Neill 2013 West Coast Financial Services Conference

Hanmi Financial to Participate in the Sandler O'Neill 2013 West Coast
Financial Services Conference

LOS ANGELES, March 1, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Hanmi Financial Corporation
(Nasdaq:HAFC), the holding company for Hanmi Bank , today announced that
members of its senior management team will be participating in the Sandler
O'Neill 2013 West Coast Financial Services Conference on March 5, 2013 in
Marina del Rey, California.

Jay S. Yoo, President and Chief Executive Officer and Mark Yoon, Senior Vice
President, Interim Chief Financial Officer and Chief Strategy Officer, will be
available to meet with institutional investors at the conference.

About Hanmi Financial Corporation

Headquartered in Los Angeles, Hanmi Bank, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hanmi
Financial Corporation, provides services to the multi-ethnic communities of
California, with 27 full-service offices in Los Angeles, Orange, San
Bernardino, San Francisco, Santa Clara and San Diego counties, and a loan
production office in Washington State. Hanmi Bank specializes in commercial,
SBA and trade finance lending, and is a recognized community leader. Hanmi
Bank's mission is to provide a full range of quality products and premier
services to its customers and to maximize stockholder value.

CONTACT: Mark Yoon
         SVP, Interim Chief Financial Officer & Chief Strategy Officer
         (213) 427-5636
 
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