AltaPacific Bancorp Declares 5% Stock Dividend

SANTA ROSA, Calif. – (BUSINESS WIRE) – March 23, 2017 - AltaPacific Bancorp (OTCBB: ABNK), the parent company of AltaPacific Bank, today reported that the board of directors recently approved the payment of a 5% stock dividend per common share payable on May 19, 2017 to shareholders of record as of May 1, 2017.

“Regarding the pending merger with Commerce Bank of Temecula Valley (“Commerce Bank”), a special meeting of shareholders has been scheduled for April 14, 2017, at which time Commerce Bank’s shareholders will vote on a proposal to approve the merger agreement and the merger,” reported Charles O. Hall, Chief Executive Officer.

Continuing, Mr. Hall stated, “With the approval and endorsement of the board of directors of Commerce Bank, our board of directors delayed the payment of the dividend until Commerce Bank was able to schedule their special meeting of shareholders. This will allow the Commerce Bank shareholders to participate in the dividend should they vote to approve the proposal at the April 14th meeting. If approved, we expect the merger will close on or before May 1, 2017.”

AltaPacific Bancorp (OTCBB:ABNK) shares closed at $10.90 on March 23, 2017.

AltaPacific Bancorp is the parent company for AltaPacific Bank. The Company’s stock trades over the counter under the symbol ABNK. AltaPacific Bank is an independent business bank headquartered in Santa Rosa, California and has additional banking offices in Covina, Ontario, Riverside and Temecula, California. The bank is focused on meeting the specialized needs of small to medium-sized businesses and professionals throughout California. For additional information, please contact us at (707) 236-1500 or online at

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