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Central Pacific Financial: CFO Dean K. Hirata to retire

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Staff writer | Honolulu, Hi., USA | March 29, 2010
Central Pacific FinancialMarch 29, 2010, Honolulu, Hi., USA - Central Pacific Financial Corp., the parent company of Central Pacific Bank, announced the resignation of Dean K. Hirata, vice chair and CFO of Corp. and Bank, effective May 31.
Prior to Central Pacific Financial Corp., Mr. Hirata served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of CB Bancshares, Inc., a bank holding company, whose principal subsidiary was City Bank.

Prior to joining CB Bancshares, Inc. in 1999, Mr. Hirata served as Controller during his 9-year career at First Hawaiian Bank. During his tenure there, his projects included the development and implementation of a bank-wide performance reporting system and various M&A financial analyses, including the merger of the former BancWest Corporation with and into First Hawaiian, Inc. in 1998.

A certified public accountant by profession, Mr. Hirata has a wealth of experience and expertise in the financial aspects of business with emphasis on the financial services industry. He began his professional career in 1980 at the international accounting firm of KPMG Peat Marwick.

During his 10 years at KPMG, Mr. Hirata supervised audits and other services for several industries, including financial institutions, hotels and non-profit institutions. He eventually rose to the position of Senior Manager.

Mr. Hirata received his Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from the University of Hawaii at Manoa. His professional affiliations include the Hawaii Society of Certified Public Accountants, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and Financial Executives Institutes, Hawaii Chapter.