CVB Financial (CVBF) Granted Regulatory Approvals to Acquire Suncrest Bank

November 24, 2021 4:16 PM EST

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CVB Financial Corp. (NASDAQ: CVBF), the holding company for Citizens Business Bank (“Citizens”), announced that Citizens has received regulatory approvals from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and the California Department of Financial Protection and Innovation, respectively, to complete its announced merger with Suncrest Bank headquartered in Visalia, California (“Suncrest”). Subject to satisfaction of all remaining closing conditions, the parties anticipate consummating the merger on or about January 7, 2022.

“We are pleased to have obtained all required regulatory approvals or non-objections for our anticipated merger with Suncrest Bank,” said David A. Brager, President and Chief Executive Officer of CVBF and Citizens. “This acquisition is an exciting opportunity for Citizens Business Bank to expand our presence northward to the Sacramento area and to bolster our already strong position in the important Central Valley region of California. We are excited to build on the strong customer and community relationships established by Suncrest Bank, and we are looking forward to a successful closing and smooth integration.”

Ciaran H. McMullan, President and Chief Executive Officer of Suncrest Bank, stated, “We believe the anticipated merger of Suncrest Bank and Citizens Business Bank is a tremendous opportunity for our customers and employees, and our shareholders voted overwhelmingly in favor of the merger at our special shareholders meeting on October 27, 2021. Citizens Business Bank’s ability to offer a wider range of products and higher credit capacity along with a proven commitment to excellent service fits very well with the community banking model of Suncrest Bank.”

About CVB Financial Corporation and Citizens Business Bank

CVB Financial Corp. (“CVBF”) is the holding company for Citizens Business Bank. CVBF is one of the 10 largest bank holding companies headquartered in California with over $16 billion in total assets. Citizens Business Bank is consistently recognized as one of the top performing banks in the nation and offers a wide array of banking, lending and investing services through 58 banking centers and 3 trust office locations serving the Inland Empire, Los Angeles County, Orange County, San Diego County, Ventura County, Santa Barbara County, and the Central Valley area of California.

Shares of CVB Financial Corp. common stock are listed on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol “CVBF”. For investor information on CVB Financial Corp., visit our Citizens Business Bank website at and click on the “Investors” tab.

About Suncrest Bank

Suncrest Bank, member FDIC, offers a full range of commercial, small business and agribusiness loans, cash management services and personal deposit products throughout the Central Valley of California and the Greater Sacramento Region. It is regularly rated Five Stars by Bauer Financial as one of the nation's strongest financial institutions, and in 2017 and 2018 was named to the OTCQX® Best 50, a ranking of top performing companies traded on the OTCQX Best Market. It is a Preferred Lender with the Small Business Administration and its stock can be purchased on the open market, trading on the OTCQX under the ticker symbol SBKK. For all other information, visit

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