Farmers and Merchants Trust Company Opens Torrance Office, Taps Industry Veteran Jeff Hahn as Senior VP

TORRANCE, Calif. – August 1, 2012 – Farmers and Merchants Trust Company (FMTC)

California’s oldest continuously operating trust company, has opened a Torrance, Calif. office, providing South Bay residents with full-service personal trust and professional investment management services. The office will be led by Senior Vice President Jeff Hahn, who brings nearly 40 years of experience in wealth management and financial services.

“Farmers and Merchants Trust Company strives to offer a local alternative to large financial institutions,” said Hahn. “As one of Southern California’s most established financial institutions,we offer customers outstanding customer service with a commitment to their financial objectives, a practice that makes up the core of this institution and remains a pivotal aspect to its business philosophy.”

Farmers and Merchants Trust Company was founded in Long Beach in 1920 by the Walker family and expanded to Orange County in 2000. The Torrance office continues this expansion into the South Bay market as the company endeavors to further its reach throughout Southern California.

Hahn, a 40-year resident of the South Bay, has a longstanding family history with the organization that encompasses three generations, with his father, uncle and great uncle serving on the Board of Directors of Farmers & Merchants Bank.

“Welcoming Jeff to FMTC is like welcoming family,” said Dan Walker, Farmers and Merchants Trust Company’s President and Chairman of the Board. “We are pleased to bring our services to the South Bay with Jeff leading the charge to continue providing exceptional consistency, reliability, trust and continuity across multiple generations of investors.”

Hahn’s extensive experience in financial services includes positions with First Citizens Bank, First Regional Bank and Santa Monica Bank, among others. The Manhattan Beach resident earned his bachelor’s degree from Claremont McKenna College and received his law degree from the University of San Diego.

Hahn will be joined by Trust Officer and longtime colleague Connie Jensen. Jensen, who has worked with Hahn since 1980, brings extensive experience in administering and managing accounts for clients throughout Southern California. Together, Jensen and Hahn bring a combined 76 years of wealth management experience to Farmers and Merchants Trust Company.

The Torrance office is located at 22330 Hawthorne Blvd. Suite 210 and can be reached at (310) 802-6008.