First NBC Receives Stay From Nasdaq Delisting

NEW ORLEANS, Oct. 06, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — First NBC Bank Holding Company (“First NBC”) (NASDAQ:FNBC), the holding company for First NBC Bank, today announced the receipt of a 15 day stay of suspension from trading on The Nasdaq Global Select Market, which will run through October 20, 2016.  The grant of the stay followed the filing on October 5, 2016 of First NBC’s request for a hearing before the Nasdaq Hearings Panel regarding the previously issued Staff Delisting Determination, which resulted from First NBC’s past due SEC reports.  The hearing has been set for November 17, 2016.  First NBC expects to file its Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the period ended June 30, 2016 and regain compliance with Nasdaq Listing Rules prior to the end of the 15 day stay period.

About First NBC Bank Holding Company

First NBC, headquartered in New Orleans, Louisiana, offers a broad range of financial services through its wholly-owned banking subsidiary, First NBC Bank, a Louisiana state non-member bank. First NBC’s primary markets are the New Orleans metropolitan area and the Florida panhandle, which it serves from 39 full service banking offices located throughout its markets.

This release contains certain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, as amended. Forward-looking statements do not relate strictly to historical or current facts. Forward-looking statements reflect the current views and estimates of management of First NBC with respect to future economic circumstances, industry conditions, company performance and financial results. They often include the words “believe,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “intend,” “plan,” “estimate” or words of similar meaning, or future or conditional verbs such as “will,” “would,” “should,” “could” or “may.” Forward-looking statements, by their nature, are subject to risks and uncertainties. A number of factors – many of which are beyond the control of First NBC – could cause actual conditions, events or results to differ significantly from those described in the forward-looking statements. Among other factors, actual results may differ from those described in forward-looking statements due to First NBC’s ability to complete the steps necessary to file its Form 10-Q for the period ended June 30, 2016 within the periods described above, to maintain the listing of its securities on the Nasdaq Global Select Market, and to comply with all other listing rules applicable to it, as well as to other factors included in filings made by First NBC with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including those risk factors set forth in First NBC’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2015.  Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date they are made.  Copies of First NBC’s reports filed with the SEC are available in the Investor Relations section of First NBC’s website,  First NBC undertakes no duty to update forward-looking statements to reflect circumstances or events that occur after the date the forward-looking statements are made or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.

CONTACT: For further information contact:
First NBC Bank Holding Company
Ashton J. Ryan, Jr.
President and Chief Executive Officer
(504) 671-3801
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