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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): April 26, 2023 (April 19, 2023) 

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1055 Wilshire Blvd., 12th floor,
Los Angeles, California
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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.
On April 19, 2023, the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of RBB Bancorp (the “Company”) appointed Messrs. Robert Franko and Scott Polakoff to the Board, effective immediately. Mr. Franko also was appointed to the Board of Directors of the Company's wholly-owned subsidiary, Royal Business Bank the "Bank Board") effective immediately.  In its press release issued on April 24, 2023, the Company incorrectly reported the effective date of these appointments as April 20, 2023.
Neither Mr. Franko nor Mr. Polakoff has yet been appointed to serve on any Board committee.  Each of Messrs. Franko and Polakoff will be subject to election at the Company’s annual meeting of shareholders to be held in 2023.
As compensation for their service on the Board and, in the case of Mr. Franko, the Bank Board, Messrs. Franko and Polakoff will receive the Company’s standard compensation for non-employee directors, which is described under the heading “Director Compensation” in the Company’s definitive proxy statement relating to the Company’s 2022 Annual Meeting of Shareholders filed with the SEC on April 14, 2022, with any adjustments or modifications as may be disclosed in the definitive proxy statement to be filed with the SEC in anticipation of the upcoming Annual Meeting.
There are no arrangements or understandings between Mr. Franko or Mr. Polakoff, on the one hand, and any other persons in connection with his appointment to the Board. There are no family relationships between Mr. Franko or Mr. Polakoff, on the one hand, and any director or executive officer of the Company or any of its subsidiaries, and neither Mr. Franko nor Mr. Polakoff is a party to any transaction required to be disclosed pursuant to Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.
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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 thereunto duly authorized.
Date: April 26, 2023
/s/ Alex Ko
Alex Ko
Chief Financial Officer