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Washington, D.C. 20549





Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)
of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported):  April 27, 2021


(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

(State or Other Jurisdiction of Incorporation)(Commission File Number)(I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)

3660 Wilshire Boulevard, Penthouse Suite A

Los Angeles, CA 90010

(Address of Principal Executive Offices) (Zip Code)

(213) 382-2200

(Registrant's telephone number, including area code)

Not Applicable

(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)

Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:

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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:

Title of each classTrading Symbol(s)Name of each exchange on which registered
Common Stock, $0.001 par valueHAFCNasdaq Global Select Market

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).

Emerging growth company

If an emerging growth company,indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act. ☐

Item 2.02. Results of Operations and Financial Condition.

On April 27, 2021, Hanmi Financial Corporation (“Hanmi Financial”) issued a press release announcing its financial results for the quarter ended March 31, 2021. A copy of the press release is attached as Exhibit 99.1 to this Form 8-K.

This information set forth under “Item 2.02. Results of Operations and Financial Condition,” including Exhibit 99.1 attached hereto, shall not be deemed “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”) or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section, nor shall it be deemed incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the Exchange Act, regardless of any general incorporation language in such filing.

Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.


(d)       Exhibits


99.1 Press release issued by Hanmi Financial dated April 27, 2021
104 Cover Page Interactive Data File (embedded within the Inline XBRL document)


Forward-Looking Statements


This report contains forward-looking statements, which are included in accordance with the “safe harbor” provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. All statements other than statements of historical fact are “forward–looking statements” for purposes of federal and state securities laws, including, but not limited to, statements about anticipated future operating and financial performance, financial position and liquidity, business strategies, regulatory and competitive outlook, investment and expenditure plans, capital and financing needs and availability, plans and objectives of management for future operations, developments regarding our capital and strategic plans and other similar forecasts and statements of expectation and statements of assumption underlying any of the foregoing. In some cases, you can identify forward-looking statements by terminology such as “may,” “will,” “should,” “could,” “expects,” “plans,” “intends,” “anticipates,” “believes,” “estimates,” “predicts,” “potential,” or “continue,” or the negative of such terms and other comparable terminology. Although we believe that our forward-looking statements to be reasonable, we cannot guarantee future results, levels of activity, performance or achievements.


Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause our actual results, levels of activity, performance or achievements to differ from those expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. These factors include the following:


 a failure to maintain adequate levels of capital and liquidity to support our operations;
 the effect of potential future supervisory action against us or Hanmi Bank;
 our ability to remediate any material weakness in our internal controls over financial reporting;
 general economic and business conditions internationally, nationally and in those areas in which we operate;
 volatility and deterioration in the credit and equity markets;
 changes in consumer spending, borrowing and savings habits;
 availability of capital from private and government sources;
 demographic changes;
 competition for loans and deposits and failure to attract or retain loans and deposits;
 fluctuations in interest rates and a decline in the level of our interest rate spread;
 risks of natural disasters;
 a failure in or breach of our operational or security systems or infrastructure, including cyberattacks;
 the failure to maintain current technologies;
 our inability to successfully implement future information technology enhancements;
 difficult business and economic conditions that can adversely affect our industry and business, including competition and lack of soundness of other financial institutions, fraudulent activity and negative publicity;
 risks associated with Small Business Administration loans;
 failure to attract or retain key employees;
 our ability to access cost-effective funding;
 fluctuations in real estate values;
 changes in accounting policies and practices;
 the imposition of tariffs or other domestic or international governmental policies impacting the value of the products of our borrowers;
 changes in governmental regulation, including, but not limited to, any increase in FDIC insurance premiums;
 the ability of Hanmi Bank to make distributions to Hanmi Financial Corporation, which is restricted by certain factors, including Hanmi Bank’s retained earnings, net income, prior distributions made, and certain other financial tests;
 the adequacy of our allowance for credit losses;
 our credit quality and the effect of credit quality on our provision for loan losses and allowance for credit losses;
 changes in the financial performance and/or condition of our borrowers and the ability of our borrowers to perform under the terms of their loans and other terms of credit agreements;
 our ability to control expenses;
 changes in securities markets; and
 risks as it relates to cyber security against our information technology and those of our third-party providers and vendors.


Further, given its ongoing and dynamic nature, it is difficult to predict the full impact of the COVID-19 outbreak on our business. The extent of such impact will depend on future developments, which are highly uncertain, including when the coronavirus can be controlled and abated and whether the continued reopening of businesses will result in a meaningful increase in economic activity. As the result of the COVID-19 pandemic and the related adverse local and national economic consequences, we could be subject to any of the following risks, any of which could have a material, adverse effect on our business, financial condition, liquidity, and results of operations:


 demand for our products and services may decline;
 if the economy is unable to substantially reopen, and high levels of unemployment continue for an extended period of time, loan delinquencies, problem assets, and foreclosures may increase;
 collateral for loans, especially real estate, may decline in value, which could cause loan losses to increase;
 our allowance for credit losses may have to be increased if borrowers experience financial difficulties;
 a worsening of business and economic conditions or in the financial markets could result in an impairment of certain intangible assets, such as goodwill or our servicing assets;
 the net worth and liquidity of loan guarantors may decline, impairing their ability to honor commitments to us;
 a material decrease in net income or a net loss over several quarters could result in a decrease in the rate of our quarterly cash dividend;
 litigation, regulatory enforcement risk and reputation risk regarding our participation in the Paycheck Protection Program and the risk that the Small Business Administration may not fund some or all PPP loan guaranties;
 our cyber security risks are increased as the result of an increase in the number of employees working remotely;
 FDIC premiums may increase if the agency experiences additional resolution costs; and
 the unanticipated loss or unavailability of key employees due to the outbreak, which could harm our ability to operate our business or execute our business strategy, especially as we may not be successful in finding and integrating suitable replacements.


In addition, we set forth certain risks in our reports filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, including, Item 1A of our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2020, our Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, and Current Reports on Form 8-K that we will file hereafter, which could cause actual results to differ from those projected. We undertake no obligation to update such forward-looking statements except as required by law.



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.

Date: April 27, 2021By: /s/ Bonita I. Lee        
  Bonita I. Lee
  Chief Executive Officer