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Pacific Premier Bancorp, Inc. Named 2014 “Sm-All Star” by Sandler O’Neill + Partners

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Pacific Premier Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:PPBI) , the holding company of Pacific Premier Bank, is pleased to announce that the Company has been named a member of the Sandler O’Neill Sm-All Stars: Class of 2014. The Sm-All Stars reflect the top performing small-cap banks and thrifts in the country.

According to Sandler O’Neill + Partners, an investment banking firm and broker-dealer focused on the financial services sector, banks selected for the 2014 Sm-All Stars list have exceptional performance metrics in growth, profitability, credit quality and capital strength. Sandler O’Neill evaluated all 442 publicly traded banks and thrifts with a market cap below $2.5 billion to identify the 35 small-cap depository institutions that stand out in the industry and comprise the Class of 2014.

“We are very pleased to be named a 2014 Sm-All Star by Sandler O’Neill,” said Steve Gardner, President and Chief Executive Officer of Pacific Premier Bancorp. “We have worked hard to develop a dynamic business banking model that provides a broad range of products and outstanding service to small- and middle-market businesses throughout Southern California, while also generating strong returns for our shareholders. It is an honor for our franchise to be recognized as one of the premier small-cap banks in the country.”

About Pacific Premier Bancorp, Inc.

Pacific Premier Bancorp, Inc. is the holding company for Pacific Premier Bank, one of the largest community banks headquartered in Southern California. Pacific Premier Bank is a business bank primarily focused on serving small- and medium-sized businesses in the counties of Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and San Diego, California. Pacific Premier Bank offers a diverse range of lending products including commercial, CRE, construction, residential warehouse and SBA loans, as well as specialty banking products for HOAs and franchise lending nationwide. Pacific Premier Bank serves its customers through its 13 full-service depository branches in Southern California located in the cities of Encinitas, Huntington Beach, Irvine, Los Alamitos, Newport Beach, Palm Desert, Palm Springs, San Bernardino, San Diego and Seal Beach.

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