BBCN Bancorp Declares Quarterly Cash Dividend of $0.075 Per Share

BBCN Bancorp Declares Quarterly Cash Dividend of $0.075 Per Share

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 22, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- BBCN Bancorp, Inc.
(Nasdaq:BBCN) today announced that its Board of Directors declared a quarterly
cash dividend of $0.075 per common share for the third quarter of 2013. The
dividend will be payable on or about November 15, 2013 to all stockholders of
record as of November 1, 2013.

Investor Conference Call

A conference call will be held, Tuesday, October 22, 2013 at 9:30 a.m. Pacific
Time / 12:30 p.m. Eastern Time to discuss BBCN's 2013 third quarter financial
results.Investors and analysts are invited to access the conference call by
dialing 877-415-3184 (domestic) or 857-244-7327 (international), passcode
98283896.There will also be a live webcast of the call available at the
Investor Relations section of BBCN Bancorp's website at
www.BBCNbank.com.After the live webcast, a replay will remain available in
the Investor Relations section of BBCN Bancorp's website.A replay of the call
will be available at 888-286-8010 (domestic) or 617-801-6888 (international)
through October 29, 2013, passcode 86493271.

About BBCN Bancorp, Inc.

BBCN Bancorp, Inc. is the holding company of BBCN Bank, the largest
Korean-American bank in the nation with $6.3 billion in assets as of September
30, 2013. Headquartered in Los Angeles and serving a diverse mix of customers
mirroring its communities, BBCN operates 50 branches in California, New York,
New Jersey, Illinois, Washington and Virginia, along with six loan production
offices in Seattle, Denver, Dallas, Atlanta, Northern California and
Annandale, Virginia. BBCN specializes in core business banking products for
small and medium-sized businesses, with an emphasis in commercial real estate
and business lending, SBA lending and international trade financing. BBCN Bank
is a California-chartered bank and its deposits are insured by the FDIC to the
extent provided by law. BBCN is an Equal Opportunity Lender.

CONTACT: Angie Yang
         SVP, Investor Relations
         213-251-2219
         angie.yang@BBCNbank.com

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