Mission Community Bancorp (OTCBB: MISS) announced that Anita M. Robinson has left her positions as President of Mission Community Bancorp, CEO of its Mission Community Bank subsidiary and a director of the companies.  She has been asked to devote full time to her duties as President and CEO of the bank’s Mission Community Development Corporation (subsidiary of the bank).

“We look forward to Anita staying with us to focus on our community development efforts to reach underserved segments of our local markets,” said James Lokey, Chairman and CEO of Mission Community Bancorp.  “She founded our bank as one of the few California Community Development Financial Institutions recognized by the U.S. Treasury.  She has a strong local presence and history in helping our communities.”

About Mission Community Bancorp and Bank

Mission Community Bancorp is a bank holding company for Mission Community Bank and Mission Asset Management, Inc.  Mission Community Bank is a locally operated community bank which first opened its doors in 1997. There are full-service Mission Community Bank offices in San Luis Obispo, Atascadero, Santa Maria, Paso Robles and Arroyo Grande, and a loan production office in Oxnard. The bank’s administrative headquarters and Small Business Banking Center are located in San Luis Obispo at 3380 South Higuera Street.

Forward-Looking Statements

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