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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):   February 23, 2011

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

Maryland 000-49806 04-3639825
(State or other jurisdiction
(I.R.S. Employer
of incorporation) File Number) Identification No.)
610 Bay Boulevard, Chula Vista, California   91910
(Address of principal executive offices)
(Zip Code)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code:   (619) 691-1519

Not Applicable
Former name or former address, if changed since last report


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Item 5.02 Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.

(d) On February 22, 2011, the Board of Directors of First PacTrust Bancorp, Inc. (the "Company") elected Mr. Timothy R. Chrisman and Jeffrey T. Seabold as new directors of the Company to be effective as of February 23, 2011. The election increases the membership of the Board of Directors to nine.

Mr. Chrisman is expected to be appointed to serve on the Company's Compensation Committee. No other determinations have been made to date as to any other of the Board committees on which Mr. Chrisman or Mr. Seabold will serve.

There was no arrangement or understanding pursuant to which Mr. Chrisman or Mr. Seabold were elected as directors, and there are no material related party transactions between the newly elected directors and the Company. Mr. Chrisman and Mr. Seabold are independent under criteria established by NASDAQ rules.

A copy of the Company's press release announcing Mr. Chrisman's and Mr. Seabold's election as directors is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1, which is incorporated in this Item 5.02 by reference.

Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.

Press release dated February 25, 2011 announcing the election by the the Board of Diectors of Timothy R. Chrisman and Jeffrey T. Seabold as directors of First PacPrust Bancorp, Inc.


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.
February 25, 2011   By:   /s/ James P. Sheehy
        Name: James P. Sheehy
        Title: Executive Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer

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Exhibit No.   Description

  Press release dated February 25, 2011