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EX-99 - BANC OF CALIFORNIA, INC.ex99-12032012_011252.htm

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Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of report (Date of earliest event reported):  December 3, 2012

Commission File Number:  001-35522

First PacTrust Bancorp, Inc.
(Exact name of small business issuer as specified in its charter)

(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation or organization)
(IRS Employer Identification No.)

18500 Von Karman Ave, Suite 1100, Irvine, California 92612
(Address of principal executive offices)

(Registrant's Telephone number)

Not Applicable
(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)

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Item 8.01 Other Events.

On December 3, 2012, First PacTrust Bancorp, Inc. (the "Company") issued a press release announcing that, based upon third quarter results, the Board of Directors has declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.12 per share on the Company's common stock, payable on December 30, 2012 to shareholders of record as of December 14, 2012. A copy of the press release is attached to this Current Report on Form 8-K as Exhibit 99.1 and is incorporated by reference herein.

Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.

See Exhibit Index.

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
First PacTrust Bancorp, Inc.

Date:   December 3, 2012
By: /s/ Richard Herrin

Name: Richard Herrin
Title: Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer & Secretary

Exhibit Index
Exhibit No.


Press Release dated December 3, 2012