Imperial Bancorp, the parent company of Imperial Bank, has filed an application to list its common stock on the New York Stock Exchange.

Imperial is expected to begin trading Dec. 9 under the stock symbol IMP.

George L. Graziadio, chairman, president, and chief executive, said his board sought the listing because the bank has shown solid growth.

He added that the exchange attracts a wide range of national and international investors, and would enhance visibility of the bank's shares.

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