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Pacific Premier Bank ranks 37th on Fortune's 100 Fastest Growing Companies

September 10, 2018

IRVINE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Pacific Premier Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: PPBI), the holding company of Pacific Premier Bank, announced today that it ranked 37th on the list of Fortune’s 100 Fastest Growing Companies for 2018.

The Fortune list ranks publicly traded companies according to a formula that takes into account revenue growth rate, earnings per share growth rate and the three-year annualized total shareholder returns for the period ended June 29, 2018.

“We are pleased to be recognized on the list of Fortune’s fastest growing companies for the second year in a row,” said Steven R. Gardner, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Pacific Premier Bancorp. “Our performance reflects the hard work, dedication and talent of all Pacific Premier employees, and our commitment to providing superior service to our existing clients, while executing on our dynamic business model. With the deeper presence we have built in California and the new markets we have entered through well structured acquisitions, we believe we are in a strong position to continue to enhance the value of our franchise in the future.”

About Pacific Premier Bancorp, Inc.

Pacific Premier Bancorp, Inc. (the “Company”) is the holding company for Pacific Premier Bank, one of the largest banks headquartered in Southern California with approximately $11.6 billion in assets. Pacific Premier Bank is a business bank primarily focused on serving small and middle market businesses in the counties of Orange, Los Angeles, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara, California, as well as markets in the states of Arizona, Nevada and Washington. Through its more than 40 depository branches, Pacific Premier Bank offers a diverse range of lending products including commercial, commercial real estate, construction and SBA loans, as well as specialty banking products for homeowners associations and franchise lending nationwide.

Forward-Looking Comments

The statements contained herein that are not historical facts, including, without limitation, statements regarding future financial performance and shareholder value creation, are forward-looking statements based on management’s current expectations and beliefs concerning future developments and their potential effects on the Company.

Such statements involve inherent risks and uncertainties, many of which are difficult to predict and are generally beyond the control of the Company. There can be no assurance that future developments affecting the Company will be the same as those anticipated by management. The Company cautions readers that a number of important factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed in, or implied or projected by, such forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, the following: the expected cost savings, synergies and other financial benefits from the recent acquisition of Grandpoint Capital, Inc., or any other acquisition the Company has made or may make might not be realized within the expected time frames or at all; the strength of the United States economy in general and the strength of the local economies in which the Company conducts operations; the effects of, and changes in, trade, monetary and fiscal policies and laws, including interest rate policies of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System; inflation, interest rate, market and monetary fluctuations; the timely development of competitive new products and services and the acceptance of these products and services by new and existing customers; the willingness of users to substitute competitors’ products and services for the Company’s products and services; the impact of changes in financial services policies, laws and regulations (including the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act) and of governmental efforts to restructure the U.S. financial regulatory system; technological changes; changes in the level of the Company’s nonperforming assets and charge offs; any oversupply of inventory and deterioration in values of California real estate, both residential and commercial; the effect of changes in accounting policies and practices, as may be adopted from time-to-time by bank regulatory agencies, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”), the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board, the Financial Accounting Standards Board or other accounting standards setters; possible other-than-temporary impairment of securities held by us; changes in consumer spending, borrowing and savings habits; the effects of the Company’s lack of a diversified loan portfolio, including the risks of geographic and industry concentrations; ability to attract deposits and other sources of liquidity; changes in the financial performance and/or condition of our borrowers; changes in the competitive environment among financial and bank holding companies and other financial service providers; unanticipated regulatory or judicial proceedings; and the Company’s ability to manage the risks involved in the foregoing. Additional factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed in the forward-looking statements are discussed in the Company’s 2017 Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the SEC and available at the SEC’s Internet site (

The Company undertakes no obligation to revise or publicly release any revision or update to these forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances that occur after the date on which such statements were made.

Pacific Premier Bancorp, Inc.
Steven R. Gardner
Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer
Ronald J. Nicolas, Jr.
Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Source: Pacific Premier Bancorp, Inc.

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