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2014 News

August 1, 2014

Respected Industry Vet, Eloy Ortega, To Lead New Bank Division
Santa Barbara Community Bank launches as new division of Ojai Community Bank

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Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties, CALIF.—Santa Barbara veteran banker, Eloy Ortega, announced that he has joined Ojai Community Bank to jump back into the local financial market with a new community-focused bank division. Ortega, in conjunction with Ojai Community Bank, will create a new division named Santa Barbara Community Bank. Ortega will be the Santa Barbara market President.

“The Ojai match is excellent” commented Ortega, “Their approach to relationship lending and community support is perfect for Santa Barbara”.

“All of us at Ojai Community Bank are very excited to have the opportunity to partner with Eloy in this effort; we believe that our history of supporting local businesses in our other markets demonstrates our commitment to the markets that we serve,” stated Dave Brubaker, President and CEO of Ojai Community Bank. “With Eloy’s strong community involvement and market presence that has developed over his 23 years of banking in the Santa Barbara market, we are confident that this endeavor will be beneficial to Santa Barbara businesses and our shareholders alike.”

Ortega recently left his CEO position with The Bank of Santa Barbara in May. Ortega’s history in Santa Barbara spans over two decades, starting with City Commerce Bank in 1991. He became CFO of City Commerce in 1993 and President and CEO in 1998 where he served until Mid-State Bank acquired the bank in late 1999. Ortega then was the founding President and CEO of Business First National Bank that opened for business in January of 2001 and in 2006 was recruited to create Promerica Bank, the first Latino-owned bank to start in Los Angeles in over 30 years. Ortega then returned to Santa Barbara and together with a group of local philanthropists acquired Bank of Santa Barbara in 2009.

Ortega has a long history of community involvement focused primarily on youth and education, including United Boys and Girls Club, Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation, CALM, The Foundation for Santa Barbara City College, The Children’s Museum, and the Santa Barbara Zoo. He is a past president of the Santa Barbara Regional Chamber of Commerce and has been recognized by numerous organizations through awards including the South Coast Business and Technology award as Executive of the Year and the Achievement Award from the Santa Barbara Hispanic Achievement Council.

Ojai Community Bank is headquartered in Ojai and has two other divisions under the names of Santa Paula Community Bank, and Ventura Community Bank. Ojai Community Bank started in 2005 and has received the Best Bank of Ojai award ever since the category started 4 years ago. The Bank has approximately $154 million in assets and $16 million in capital.

About Ojai Community Bank
Ojai Community Bank is a wholly owned subsidiary of OCB Bancorp, a locally owned and operated holding company, which was formed in September 2013 as the parent company of Ojai Community Bank. Ojai Community Bank offers a full array of banking products and services to businesses, professionals, individuals and commercial property owners. The Bank is dedicated to providing exceptional personal service and access to banking decision makers. The stock is publically available under the symbol OJCB.

This release includes forward-looking information, which is subject to the “safe harbor” created by Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act and the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. When the Bank uses or incorporates by reference in this release the words “anticipate,” “estimate,” “expect,” “project,” “intend,” “commit,” “believe,” and similar expressions, the Company intends to identify forward-looking statements. Our actual results may differ materially from those projected in any forward-looking statements, as they will depend on many factors about which we are unsure, including many factors that are beyond our control.

This statement has not been reviewed, or confirmed for accuracy or relevance by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.

Interview Contact:
David Brubaker
President & CEO, Ojai Community Bank
(805) 646-9909
dbrubaker@ojaicommunitybank.com

Media Inquiries:
Barbara Brown
BBM&D Strategic Branding
(805) 650-5555
bbrown@bbmd-inc.com

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July 3, 2014

Ojai Community Bank Welcomes Annette Hansen

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VENTURA COUNTY, CALIF.—Ojai Community Bank welcomes the newest member of our family, Annette Hansen. Ms. Hansen will be working as Customer Service Manager at the Bank’s Ojai branch offices — 402 W. Ojai Ave.

With over 30 years of banking experience working with smaller community banks, Annette has a track record of providing high levels of customer service and relationship management. She has earned numerous Financial Education Certificates and has continued to hold positions of increasing responsibility as she’s grown in the industry.

Ms. Hansen grew up in the Ojai Valley and is a Nordoff High School graduate. She has been an active member of the Chamber of Commerce and looks forward to continuing her community service with a number of charitable organizations. Annette and her husband John just celebrated their 20-year wedding anniversary this year. Together, they enjoy cycling or walking their dog Lexie. Their daughter Sunni, and son-in-law Joe, live in the Bay area.

Interview Contact:
David Brubaker
President & CEO, Ojai Community Bank
(805) 646-9909
dbrubaker@ojaicommunitybank.com

Media Inquiries:
Barbara Brown
BBM&D Strategic Branding
(805) 650-5555
bbrown@bbmd-inc.com

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May 8, 2014

OCB Bancorp Declares 5% Stock Dividend

Ojai, Calif. – OCB Bancorp (OTC Bulletin Board: OJCB)
OCB Bancorp, parent company of Ojai Community Bank, announced today that it has declared a 5% stock dividend on the Company’s common shares outstanding. This represents the first dividend issued for the eight-year-old bank and further evidence of the financial strength achieved during this post-recession period.

The Board of Directors, in support of the Company’s stable financial performance, approved the Stock Dividend. Dividend shares will be distributed June 16, 2014 to owners of record as of May 9, 2014. The dividend will be issued in the form of additional shares of stock. Any fractional shares will be paid in cash based on the fair market value of the stock on the record date.

In March 2014, the Bank celebrated a milestone by reaching $100 million in outstanding loans. President/CEO David Brubaker stated, “This milestone provides a solid base of good earning assets that will enhance income as we move forward. We are well-capitalized, have excellent credit quality and believe we are well-positioned for the future.”

Ojai Community Bank has grown consistently over its eight-year history helping both depositors and borrowers navigate the vast array of challenges through difficult economic times. Brubaker added, “Our business model is to create individual community banks that provide local decision-making, with local knowledge and local staffing which will serve our customers and shareholders alike. I am very pleased that we are able to reward our shareholders for their commitment to OCB Bancorp.”

About OCB Bancorp
OCB Bancorp, a locally owned and operated holding company, was formed in September 2013 as the parent company of Ojai Community Bank, founded in March 2005. Ojai Community Bank offers a full array of banking products and services to businesses, professionals, individuals and commercial property owners. The Bank is dedicated to providing exceptional personal service and access to banking decision makers. Ojai Community Bank operates in Ojai and has divisions in Ventura and Santa Paula under the names Ventura Community Bank and Santa Paula Community Bank. The stock is publically available under the symbol OJCB.

Interview Contact:
David Brubaker
President & CEO, Ojai Community Bank
(805) 646-9909
dbrubaker@ojaicommunitybank.com

Media Inquiries:
Barbara Brown
BBM&D Strategic Branding
(805) 650-5555
bbrown@bbmd-inc.com

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April 30, 2014

OCB Bancorp Reports Gains During First Quarter 2014

Ojai, CALIF.— OCB Bancorp announced today it’s first quarter report, which provided a notable start to the year. The Bank maintained very good capital levels and increased loans and deposits. These positive factors show a continued growth and success on the part of the Bank and their shareholders.

During this period, the Bank reached a record $100 million in outstanding balances within their loan portfolio. This is due to the continued focus on growing that component of the Bank and increased interest from the business community. Increasing loans offers the Bank a better use of liquidity into higher yielding assets and the potential to generate better earnings.

Total assets increased to $148 million, approximately $9 million from the same period last year and about $2 million since the beginning of this year. As the industry continues to adapt to regulatory changes, it is evident that growth is needed to offset the higher regulatory burden and related overhead. Deposits fueled the Bank’s growth and increased by $9 million, year over year, to finish at $132 million at the end of March 2014.

Earnings for the first quarter of 2014 were $101 thousand compared to $26 thousand for the same period last year, a 288% increase.

OCB Bancorp is the holding company for Ojai Community Bank, Santa Paula Community Bank and Ventura Community Bank. The Bank is locally owned and operated. Bank stock is available on the OTC Bulletin Board Exchange as stock symbol OJCB.

Interview Contact:
David Brubaker
President & CEO, Ojai Community Bank
(805) 646-9909
dbrubaker@ojaicommunitybank.com

Media Inquiries:
Barbara Brown
BBM&D Strategic Branding
(805) 650-5555
bbrown@bbmd-inc.com

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March 31, 2014

David Sabedra joins Ojai Community Bank

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OJAI, CALIF.—Ojai Community Bank announced today that Dave Sabedra has joined their commercial lending division. Mr. Sabedra’s background includes more than 40 years of corporate lending experience throughout Ventura County. His expertise includes the many aspects of corporate/ business lending, construction lending, SBA 504 and 7a lending. He has also been active in numerous affordable housing projects throughout the county.

Dave has been actively involved in the community. He is currently serving as a board member and treasurer of Cabrillo Economic Development Corporation, a nonprofit that provides housing services to those in need. He has served on other local boards including the New West Symphony in Thousand Oaks, St. Augustine Academy in Ventura, and Many Mansions in Thousand Oaks.

Mr. Sabedra is a third generation Ventura County resident. He resides in Camarillo with his sons, David II and Dusty. He is an avid tennis player and enjoys the outdoors.

For more information, Mr. Sabedra can be reached at 805-633-2074 or by email at dsabedra@ojaicommunitybank.com. OCB Bancorp, the holding company for Ojai Community Bank, is locally owned and operated. OCB Bancorp stock is available on the OTC Bulletin Board Exchange. The Bank’s symbol is OJCB.

Interview Contact:
David Brubaker
President & CEO, Ojai Community Bank
(805) 646-9909
dbrubaker@ojaicommunitybank.com

Media Inquiries:
Barbara Brown
BBM&D Strategic Branding
(805) 650-5555
bbrown@bbmd-inc.com

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