– USA, CA – Hanmi Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:HAFC), the holding company for Hanmi Bank, today announced that Thomas Williams was appointed to its Board of Directors, effective June 1, 2016.

“It is with great pleasure I welcome Thomas Williams to our Board of Directors,” said Hanmi’s Chairman, Joseph K. Rho. “Having spent his entire career as a bank regulator or banking executive, Tom has extensive experience across a broad range of regulatory, enterprise risk management, credit review, and lending functions. His expertise and creativity in enabling innovative yet sound banking activities will be invaluable to Hanmi as we execute our strategic plan within our highly regulated industry. On behalf of my colleagues on the Board, we look forward to drawing on Tom’s wealth of experience as we pursue our objectives to profitably grow the Bank.”

Mr. Williams began his career in 1985 with the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, a division of the U.S. Treasury Department as a National Bank Examiner. After spending ten years with the OCC, Mr. Williams joined the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco as a Principal Examiner for five years, where he had lead responsibility for the supervision of Wells Fargo and served on the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision’s Credit Risk Modeling Task Force. Since 2000, Mr. Williams has been in the private sector as the Director of Regulatory Relations at Silicon Valley Bank in Santa Clara, California for six years; the Executive Director of Commercial Credit Review at Capital One in New York for two years. Most recently, and until his retirement last May, Mr. Williams was for four years a Senior Vice President and Chief Risk Officer of BofI Federal Bank in San Diego, California, where he oversaw all risk-related functions, including Policies, Vendor Management, Model Risk Management, Internal Audit, Regulatory Affairs, Credit Review, Compliance and Enterprise Risk Management. Mr. Williams has a B.S. degree in Economics from the University of South Dakota.

About Hanmi Financial Corporation

Headquartered in Los Angeles, California, Hanmi Financial Corporation owns Hanmi Bank, which serves multi-ethnic communities through its network of 42 full-service branches and 6 loan production offices in California, Texas, Illinois, Virginia, New Jersey, New York, Colorado, Washington and Georgia. Hanmi Bank specializes in real estate, commercial, SBA and trade finance lending to small and middle market businesses.

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