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Hope Bancorp Declares Quarterly Cash Dividend of $0.14 Per Share


Hope Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:HOPE) today announced that its Board of
Directors declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.14 per common share.
The dividend is payable on or about February 15, 2019 to all
stockholders of record as of the close of business on February 1, 2019.

Investor Conference Call

The Company previously announced that it will host an investor
conference call on Wednesday, January 23, 2019 at 9:30 a.m. Pacific Time
/ 12:30 p.m. Eastern Time to review financial results for its fourth
quarter and full year ended December 31, 2018. Investors and analysts
are invited to access the conference call by dialing 866-235-9917
(domestic) or 412-902-4103 (international) and asking for the "Hope
Bancorp Call." A presentation to accompany the earnings call will be
available at the Investor Relations section of Hope Bancorp's website at
Other interested parties are invited to listen to a live webcast of the
call available at the Investor Relations section of Hope Bancorp's
website. After the live webcast, a replay will remain available in the
Investor Relations section of Hope Bancorp's website for one year. A
telephonic replay of the call will be available at 877-344-7529
(domestic) or 412-317-0088 (international) for one week through January
30, 2019, replay access code 10127445.

About Hope Bancorp, Inc.

Hope Bancorp, Inc. is the holding company of Bank of Hope, the first and
only super regional Korean-American bank in the United States with $15.3
billion in total assets as of December 31, 2018. Headquartered in Los
Angeles and serving a multi-ethnic population of customers across the
nation, Bank of Hope operates 63 full-service branches in California,
Washington, Texas, Illinois, New York, New Jersey, Virginia, Georgia and
Alabama. The Bank also operates SBA loan production offices in Seattle,
Denver, Dallas, Atlanta, Portland, Oregon, New York City, Northern
California and Houston; commercial loan production offices in Northern
California and Seattle; residential mortgage loan production offices in
Southern California; and a representative office in Seoul, Korea. Bank
of Hope specializes in core business banking products for small and
medium-sized businesses, with an emphasis in commercial real estate and
commercial lending, SBA lending and international trade financing. Bank
of Hope is a California-chartered bank, and its deposits are insured by
the FDIC to the extent provided by law. Bank of Hope is an Equal
Opportunity Lender. For additional information, please go

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