CENTRAL PACIFIC BANK NAMES LARRY RODRIGUEZ AS CFO
Honolulu, HI, August 26, 2010 – Central Pacific Financial Corp. (NYSE: CPF) announced today that the company and its primary subsidiary, Central Pacific Bank (CPB), appointed Lawrence (Larry) D. Rodriguez as its Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (CFO).
Rodriguez has over 40 years of experience in the financial services industry, served as Managing Partner of Ernst & Young, LLP’s Hawaii office, and has been a consultant to CPB since January of this year. The CFO position at the company has been vacant since June 1, 2010.
“As we continue to make progress in our efforts to turn the company around, the depth of knowledge and experience that Larry brings to our company is a strong complement to our executive team,” said John C. Dean, Executive Chairman of CPF and CPB. “Larry’s stellar reputation in finance and as a leader in our community provide tremendous added value to our organization.”
Rodriguez started his financial career in 1967 with Arthur Young & Company after graduating from California State University, became partner in 1978, and transferred to Hawaii in 1981. Following the merger with Ernst & Whinney in 1989 to form Ernst & Young, LLP, Rodriguez was responsible for all aspects of the firm’s Hawaii operations and retired in 2007 as Hawaii Managing Partner. Rodriguez is active in community organizations and has received recognition awards from Hawaii Society of Certified Public Accountants, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Easter Seals, American Red Cross, National Kidney Foundation, Goodwill Industries, Hawaiian Humane Society, and Pacific Business News.
“CPB has played an integral role in the unique history of our State and established a legacy for supporting the small business community in Hawaii,” said Rodriguez. “Going forward, the bank can play an important role in the economic recovery of our State and I’m glad to be a part of the team.” Additional information on the company can be accessed on the company’s website at: www.centralpacificbank.com.
About Central Pacific Financial Corp.
Central Pacific Financial Corp. is a Hawaii-based bank holding company with $4.3 billion in assets. Central Pacific Bank, its primary subsidiary, operates 35 branches, 120 ATMs, and four residential mortgage offices throughout the State of Hawaii. For additional information, please visit the Company’s website at http://www.centralpacificbank.com.
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