Experienced Banker Ale Ortega-Botello Joins Community West Bank


Experienced Banker Ale Ortega-Botello Joins Community West Bank

Goleta, CA, January 30, 2018 — Community West Bancshares, (NASDAQ: CWBC), parent company of Community West Bank, today announced that Ale Ortega-Botello has joined the bank.Ms. Ortega-Botello is Vice President and Relationship Manager, with an office at Community West Bank’s Goleta full-service branch at 5827 Hollister Avenue.

“Ale Ortega-Botello has been a local banker for over 30 years,” said Bill Filippin, Executive Vice President and Chief Banking Officer.“She is well known throughout Goleta and Santa Barbara, and she possesses the commitment to building client relationships that we welcome at Community West Bank.”

Prior to joining Community West Bank, Ms. Ortega-Botello was a senior relationship manager with Santa Barbara Community Bank, and previously was regional manager at The Bank of Santa Barbara.She is a graduate of the Pacific Coast Banking School and is involved with many local Santa Barbara and Goleta organizations including serving on the Alpha Resource Center and the Santa Barbara National Association of Women Business Owners boards of directors.

“As we continue to grow, we are excited to have Ale join us,” said Brian Schwabecher, Regional President.“Her local roots and knowledge of the marketplace will help bolster our position as the bank of choice for businesses which like to work with a locally managed community bank.”

About Community West Bank

Community West Bank is the largest publicly traded and only community bank headquartered and serving California’s Central Coast area of Ventura, Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties with seven full-service banking branch offices in Goleta, Oxnard, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Santa Maria, Ventura and Westlake Village and a loan production office in Paso Robles. Founded in 1989, the bank has grown to over $830 million in assets. Community West Bank is a wholly owned subsidiary of Community West Bancshares (NASDAQ: CWBC), a financial services company with headquarters in Goleta, California. In April 2017, Community West Bank was awarded a “Super Premier” rating by The Findley Reports, the highest ranking for a community bank.In making their selections, The Findley Reports focuses on these four ratios: growth, return on beginning equity, net operating income as a percentage of average assets, and loan losses as a percentage of gross loans.For more information, visit www.CommunityWestBank.com.

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