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Center Bank opens second branch in Seattle

Center Financial, the holding company of Center Bank, has announced the opening of its second full-service branch office in the Seattle metropolitan area. The company has named Jai Hee Han as manager of Center Bank's 18th full-service office.

Most recently, Ms Han (Jackie) served as vice president and branch manager of Uni Bank in Seattle where she was responsible for customer relations and marketing.

Jae Whan Yoo, president and CEO, said: This opening strengthens our presence in the Seattle area to two full-service branches and one loan production office.

Seattle is an important market for us in terms of its growing Korean-American population, some of which is due to migration from Southern California where our brand recognition is very strong. In addition, Center Bank was founded on its expertise in trade finance. We believe this expertise will help distinguish Center Bank as one of the region’s premier providers of financial services to the Korean-American and other ethnic communities in a city that serves as a major international trade gateway between Asia Pacific and the US.