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Local Banker Gary Borjan Joins Community West Bank

03/06/20

Goleta, CA, March 6, 2020 – Community West Bancshares, (NASDAQ: CWBC), parent company of Community West Bank, today announced that Gary Borjan, Jr. has joined the bank.Mr. Borjan is Vice President and Community Banking Manager, with an office at Community West Bank’s full-service San Luis Obispo branch at 4464 Broad Street.

“We are very pleased to have Gary join our team,” said Bill Filippin, Executive Vice President and Chief Banking Officer.“Gary provides the strong customer service and business banking experience that we were looking for to lead our San Luis Obispo office.”

Prior to joining Community West Bank, Mr. Borjan served as Financial Center Manager at Bank of America in San Luis Obispo, and as Senior Branch Manager at Pacific Premier Bank in Atascadero. He is a San Luis Obispo Chamber of Commerce Ambassador, serves on the local Habitat for Humanity Finance Committee, and is a member of the LGBT Advisory Council for Twin Cities/Sierra Vista Hospitals.Mr. Borjan attended Cuesta College and Riverside Community College.

“Gary’s leadership will be crucial to our success in growing Community West Bank’s presence in San Luis Obispo,” said Jason Bietz, Regional President.“His commitment to providing personal service and his staff management experience will serve our customers very well.”

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 full-service banking branch offices in Goleta, Oxnard, Paso Robles, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Santa Maria, Ventura and Westlake Village. Founded in 1989, the bank has grown to over $910 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 2019, Community West Bank was awarded a “Premier” rating by The Findley Reports.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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