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2015 News

September 10, 2015



VENTURA COUNTY/SANTA BARBARA COUNTY, CA—Ojai Community Bank announced today the appointment of Kim Gibas as Head of Branch Administration. Gibas brings over 30 years of experience in the banking industry to the Bank’s leadership team. This appointment is part of the Bank’s growing effort to support financial development in Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties 

“Kim carries insight and a passion for our community that can only be cultivated over decades of service. Her banking experience and deep ties to Ventura County are perfectly suited to our mission,” said Dave Brubaker, the Bank’s President and CEO.

Prior to joining Ojai Community Bank, Gibas held customer relations and management positions at community banks in Ventura County. She shares the Bank’s commitment to delivering outstanding customer service.

A long-time resident of Ventura County, Gibas is actively involved in a myriad of charitable and community organizations, including Camarillo Rotary Club and the Camarillo Chamber of Commerce. Gibas is particularly interested in creating opportunities for youth; she serves as a board member for the Greater Oxnard and Port Hueneme Boys and Girls Club and the Pinkard Youth Institute. She also serves as president of the California Strawberry Festival and was named Woman of the Year by Assemblyman Tony Strickland and the Oxnard Chamber of Commerce.

 Ojai Community Bank, a subsidiary of OCB Bancorp, has total assets of $188 million and was founded in March 2005. With locations in Ojai, Santa Paula, Ventura and Santa Barbara, the Bank specializes in working with small and medium businesses and local depositors to create sustainable relationships.


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 publicly 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

Media Inquiries:
Barbara Brown
BBM&D Strategic Branding
(805) 650-5555

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