Hanmi News

  • Jul 22, 2010 Hanmi Bank Koreatown Plaza Branch Celebrates 30th Anniversary

    Hanmi Bank Koreatown Plaza Branch Celebrates 30th Anniversary


    Hanmi Bank Koreatown Plaza Branch Celebrates 30th Anniversary
  • Jun 04, 2010 Go Korea! Go Hanmi! World Cup 2010!

    Go Korea! Go Hanmi! World Cup 2010!


    Hanmi Bank is distributing scarves and balloon sticks to Hanmi Bank customers for World Cup 2010 while supplies last.
  • May 19, 2010 Transaction Account Guarantee Program

    Transaction Account Guarantee Program


    Hanmi Bank is participating in the FDIC's Transaction Account Guarantee Program. Under that program, through December 31, 2010, all noninterest-bearing transaction accounts are fully guaranteed by the FDIC for the entire amount in the account. Coverage under the Transaction Account Guarantee Program is in addition to and separate from the coverage available under the FDIC's general deposit insurance rules.
  • Apr 12, 2010 Hanmi Bank San Diego Branch Celebrates 10th Anniversary

    Hanmi Bank San Diego Branch Celebrates 10th Anniversary


    Hanmi Bank San Diego Branch Celebrates 10th Anniversary
  • Jan 29, 2010 Hanmi Bank Rowland Heights Branch Celebrates 20th Anniversary

    Hanmi Bank Rowland Heights Branch Celebrates 20th Anniversary

    On January 29, 2010, Hanmi Bank Rowland Heights branch held its 20th Anniversary Celebration.
    A short anniversary ceremony was conducted to recognize loyal customers who have banked with Hanmi's Rowland Heights branch for the past twenty years. Additionally, three of Hanmi Bank employees who have been with the bank for twenty years were recognized and appreciated as well.
    Mr. Jay S. Yoo, President & CEO of the bank presented each individuals with an appreciation plaque and bouquet. He commented that "it is because of these valuable customers and employees that Hanmi Bank Rowland Heights Branch continues to thrive and maintain its reputation. I am very thankful for their trust and loyalty."

  • Jun 22, 2009 Hanmi Bank Garden Grove-Brookhurst Branch Celebrates 20th Anniversary

    Hanmi Bank Garden Grove-Brookhurst Branch Celebrates 20th Anniversary


    Garden Grove-Brookhurst branch opened its door to the local businesses and residents on June 22, 1989.

    To celebrate its 20th Anniversary, a special ceremony was held on June 22. Guests included Hanmi Bank employees, regular branch customers and 8 very loyal customers who have maintained their banking relationship with Garden Grove-Brookhurst branch since it opened.

    Special appreciation plaques were presented to the customers by Mr. Jay S. Yoo, President & CEO of Hanmi Bank.

    During the ceremoney, Mr. Yoo also recognized 3 employees who have worked for the branch for 20 years. He personally thanked each and everyone and stated. "Hanmi Bank obtained its leadership position and enjoyed consistent growth largely due to loyalty of our customers and employees. They are our biggest assets."

    To further celebrate the day, all customers visiting the branch received a small thank you gift.

  • Jun 19, 2009 Hanmi Bank's New Internet Banking & Bill Pay to Launch on 07/27

    Hanmi Bank's New Internet Banking & Bill Pay to Launch on 07/27



    Hanmi Bank is excited to launch a new internet banking!!

    With new internet banking, you will be able to:

    • Select from two language options (English & Korean)
    • Receive notifications of deposits and loans
    • Check 16 months of e-statements and history
    • Customer reset options for login and password
    • Prevent identity theft and hacking through intelligent authentication
    • Enjoy new and improved bill payment site

    More to come...

    At the end of business day on July 24, 2009: 

    You will not be able to make transactions. Only account balance and transaction summary will be available.

    You will not be able to enroll in Internet banking service

    Bill payment feature will be not be available

    Above services will be updated on July 27, 2009.

  • Jun 15, 2009 Hanmi Financial Corp. Enters into a Definitive Agreement to Raise Capital from a Korean Investor

    Hanmi Financial Corp. Enters into a Definitive Agreement to Raise Capital from a Korean Investor

     

    LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun. 15, 2009-- Hanmi Financial Corporation (Nasdaq:HAFC), the holding company of Hanmi Bank, today announced that it has entered into a definitive securities purchase agreement, effective as of June 12, 2009, with Leading Investment & Securities Co., Ltd., a Korean securities broker-dealer (“Leading”), whereby Leading has committed to invest up to $11 million of common equity capital into Hanmi Financial Corporation (“Hanmi”), which is the maximum allowed without seeking U.S. regulatory approval.

    Pursuant to the terms of the definitive agreement, Leading will initially invest approximately $6.9 million in the purchase of approximately 5.0 million shares of newly issued common stock, representing a purchase price of approximately $1.37 per share, giving Leading 9.9% of the total outstanding common stock of Hanmi. Upon receipt of certain regulatory consents, the initial investment will be followed by an additional investment of approximately $4.1 million for the purchase of approximately 3.0 million shares of newly issued common stock, also representing a purchase price of approximately $1.37 per share, giving Leading in aggregate 14.9% of the total outstanding common stock of Hanmi. These investments are expected to be completed by July 31, 2009.

    Hanmi is also in active negotiations with certain Korean institutional investors relating to a larger equity capital infusion. These Korean institutional investors are conducting due diligence of Hanmi. The completion of any such transaction would be subject to, among others, the following conditions: (i) satisfactory completion of due diligence; (ii) the negotiation of definitive documents and terms; and (iii) receipt of all required regulatory and shareholder approvals, as necessary.

    "We welcome the proposed investment by Leading Investment & Securities," said Jay S. Yoo, President and Chief Executive Officer of Hanmi. "In addition to enhancing Hanmi's capital levels, it demonstrates a confidence in Hanmi's ability to weather what is proving to be a severe and prolonged recession."

    Keefe, Bruyette & Woods, Inc. served as Hanmi’s financial adviser and Hunton & Williams LLP served as Hanmi’s legal adviser.

    Bae, Kim & Lee LLC, Seoul, Korea, served as legal advisor to Leading.

    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 two loan production offices in Virginia and Washington State. Hanmi Bank specializes in commercial, Small Business Administration (“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 shareholder value. Additional information is available at www.hanmifinancial.com.

    About Leading Investment & Securities Co., Ltd.:

    Leading Investment & Securities Co., Ltd. is a Korea-based financial service provider, specializing in providing securities brokerage, mergers and acquisitions and investment banking services and other financial services to a broad range of clients, including corporations, institutional investors and individuals. The Company's goal is to become Korea's leading on-line investment bank. Additional information is available at www.leading.co.kr.

    Forward-Looking Statements:

    This release contains forward-looking statements, which are included in accordance with the “safe harbor” provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. In some cases, you can identify forward-looking statements by terminology such as “may,” “will,” “should,” “could,” “expects,” “plans,” “intends,” “anticipates,” “believes,” “estimates,” “predicts,” “potential,” or “continue,” or the negative of such terms and other comparable terminology. Although we believe that the expectations reflected in the forward-looking statements are reasonable, we cannot guarantee future results, levels of activity, performance or achievements. These statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause our actual results, levels of activity, performance or achievements to differ from those expressed or implied by the forward-looking statement. These factors include the following: the ability of Leading Investment & Securities Co., Ltd. and its affiliates to complete the proposed investments mentioned herein; receipt of requisite regulatory approvals of those investments; general economic and business conditions in those areas in which we operate; deterioration in the credit markets; availability of capital from private and government sources; demographic changes; competition for loans and deposits; fluctuations in interest rates; risks of natural disasters related to our real estate portfolio; risks associated with SBA loans; changes in governmental regulation; ability to receive regulatory approval for Hanmi Bank to declare dividends to Hanmi Financial; adequacy of our allowance for loan losses, credit quality and the effect of credit quality on our provision for credit losses and allowance for loan losses; the ability of borrowers to perform under the terms of their loans and other terms of credit agreements; our ability to successfully integrate acquisitions we may make; the availability of capital to fund the expansion of our business; and changes in securities markets. In addition, we set forth certain risks in our reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2008 and Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q filed thereafter, which could cause actual results to differ from those projected. We undertake no obligation to update such forward-looking statements except as required by law.


    Source: Hanmi Financial Corporation

    Hanmi Financial Corporation
    Stephanie Yoon
    Investor Relations
    213-427-5631

  • May 20, 2009 FDIC extends $250,000 deposit insurance to 2013

    FDIC extends $250,000 deposit insurance to 2013

    On May 20, 2009, FDIC announced that deposits at FDIC-insured institutions are now insured up to at least $250,000 per depositor through December 31, 2013.  On January 1, 2014, the standard insurance amount will return to $100,000 per depositor for all account categories except for IRAs and other certain retirement accounts which will remain at $250,000 per depositor. (This supersedes the October 3, 2008 changes).

    The extension does not apply to the Transaction Account Guarantee Program.  The unlimited coverage under the Transaction Account Guarantee Program is only in effect for depositors at participating institutions through December 31, 2009.

    www.fdic.gov/deposit/deposits/changes.html

  • Apr 27, 2009 Hanmi Bank Van Nuys Branch Celebrates 20th Anniversary

    Hanmi Bank Van Nuys Branch Celebrates 20th Anniversary



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