February 29, 2024

Hope Bancorp to Participate in the 2024 KBW Winter Financial Services Conference

Contacts

Julianna Balicka

EVP & Chief Financial Officer

213-235-3235

[email protected]

Angie Yang

SVP, Director of Investor Relations & Corporate Communications

213-251-2219

[email protected]

Hope Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: HOPE) today announced that Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer Kevin S. Kim and Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Julianna Balicka will be participating in the 2024 KBW Winter Financial Services Conference in Boca Raton, Florida, February 14-16, 2024.

A copy of the investor presentation being used for meetings with institutional investors will be available in the Investor Relations section of the Company’s website at www.ir-hopebancorp.com effective February 14, 2024.

About Hope Bancorp, Inc.

Hope Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: HOPE) is the holding company of Bank of Hope, the first and only super regional Korean American bank in the United States with $19.13 billion in total assets as of December 31, 2023. Headquartered in Los Angeles and serving a multi-ethnic population of customers across the nation, the Bank provides a full suite of commercial, corporate and consumer loans, including commercial and commercial real estate lending, SBA lending, residential mortgage and other consumer lending; deposit and fee-based products and services; international trade financing; cash management services, foreign currency exchange solutions, and interest rate derivative products, among others. Bank of Hope operates 54 full-service branches in California, Washington, Texas, Illinois, New York, New Jersey, Virginia, Alabama, and Georgia. The Bank also operates SBA loan production offices, commercial loan production offices, and residential mortgage loan production offices in the United States; and a representative office in Seoul, Korea. Bank of Hope is a California-chartered bank, and its deposits are insured by the FDIC to the extent provided by law. Bank of Hope is an Equal Opportunity Lender. For additional information, please go to bankofhope.com. By including the foregoing website address link, the Company does not intend to and shall not be deemed to incorporate by reference any material contained or accessible therein.

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