Banc of California, Inc. (NYSE: BANC) (the “Company”), the holding company for Banc of California, N.A. (the “Bank”), today announced that the Kroll Bond Rating Agency (KBRA), a Nationally Recognized Statistical Rating Organization registered with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, has affirmed the Company and Bank’s credit ratings and stable outlook.
The Bank’s favorable ratings and stable outlook were maintained with the senior unsecured debt and deposit ratings of BBB+, the subordinated debt rating of BBB, and the short-term debt and deposit ratings of K2. Additionally, KBRA affirmed the senior unsecured debt rating of BBB, the subordinated debt rating of BBB-, and the short-term debt rating of K3 for the Company. The outlook for all long-term ratings is Stable. According to KBRA’s report, “BANC’s liquidity position [is] comfortable, with sufficient uninsured deposit coverage through primary and secondary liquidity sources, as well as a low unrealized loss position in its AFS securities portfolio. The company’s deposit mix is well diversified by industry type, with limited exposure to higher risk sectors.
“Additionally, the ratings are further supported by the company’s overall scale in attractive markets, as well as a strong capital position, evidenced by a CET1 ratio that has generally tracked above 11% since 2020, which is an integral aspect of the company’s credit profile.”
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About Banc of California, Inc.
Banc of California, Inc. (NYSE: BANC) is a bank holding company with $9.2 billion in assets at December 31, 2022 and one wholly-owned banking subsidiary, Banc of California, N.A. (the Bank). The Bank has 34 offices including 28 full-service branches located throughout Southern California. Through our dedicated professionals, we provide customized and innovative banking and lending solutions to businesses, entrepreneurs and individuals throughout California, and full stack payment processing solutions through our subsidiary Deepstack Technologies. We help to improve the communities where we live and work, by supporting organizations that provide financial literacy and job training, small business support and affordable housing. With a commitment to service and to building enduring relationships, we provide a higher standard of banking. We look forward to helping you achieve your goals. For more information, please visit us at www.bancofcal.com.
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