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San Diego, CA – May 17, 2016 – EY today announced that Michael Persall, Executive Chairman of ABP Capital, affiliates, and First National Bank of Southern California has been selected as a Finalist for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2016 Program in San Diego. On Thursday, May 12th the judging panel reconvened to discuss the results of semifinalist interviews, and 15 finalist companies were selected for the 2016 EY Entrepreneur Of The Year San Diego program. Winners will be announced at a formal Awards Gala on Monday, June 20, with more than 500 Founders, CEOs and other business leaders in attendance, at the Fairmont Grand Del Mar, California.

Each spring, the business community comes together to celebrate regional semifinalists, finalists and winners. These honorees not only create and build market-leading businesses, but also help take the standard of excellence to new heights, transform the face of the industry, create jobs and contribute to the vibrancy of communities. Founded in 1986 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, the EY Entrepreneur of The Year program has grown from 1 program to 25 US programs across 145 cities in more than 60 countries worldwide.

Regional award winners are eligible for consideration for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year National Awards. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the overall national award winner, will be announced at the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year National Awards gala in Palm Springs, California, on November 19, 2016. The awards gala is the culminating event of the EY Strategic Growth Forum®, the nation’s most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies.

Learn more about Mr. Persall’s journey as an EY Entrepreneur Of The Year semifinalistby following ABP Capital and First National Bank of Southern California online.

Follow all the latest program developments @EY_EOYUS using #EOYSD and visit the San Diego regional website for more information: www.ey.com/us/eoy/sandiego.