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Scott Parker Named SVP & Regional Manager of Pacific Mercantile Bank's La Jolla Office

COSTA MESA, Calif., Aug. 11, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Pacific Mercantile Bank ("the Bank"), the wholly owned subsidiary of Pacific Mercantile Bancorp (Nasdaq:PMBC), today announced that Scott Parker has been named Senior Vice President & Regional Manager of the Bank's La Jolla office. Mr. Parker will lead the Bank's commercial banking team in San Diego County.

"Scott has built a reputation as one of the leading community bankers in the San Diego area," said Tom Vertin, President of Commercial Banking for Pacific Mercantile Bank. "As a former President & CEO of a community bank, Scott understands how to manage a team of commercial bankers and build a business roster through exceptional client service."

Mr. Parker has more than 30 years of experience in the commercial banking industry. Prior to joining Pacific Mercantile Bank, Mr. Parker was the President & CEO of Vibra Bank in Chula Vista, CA from 2007-2014. Mr. Parker oversaw the establishment and development of the bank from its formation to its growth to $150 million in assets. Earlier in his career, Mr. Parker also held senior management positions with Community National Bank in Escondido and Rancho Bernardo Community Bank in San Diego.

Mr. Parker has an MBA in Finance from San Diego State University, is a graduate of the Pacific Coast Banking School in Seattle, Washington, and has a Series 65 investment license.

Kittridge Chamberlain, EVP and Manager of the Bank's Southern Division, said, "Scott has a proven track record for developing long-term client relationships and is the ideal banker to lead the growth of our presence in the San Diego market."

About Pacific Mercantile Bank

Pacific Mercantile Bank opened for business March 1, 1999. The Bank, which is an FDIC insured, California state-chartered bank and a member of the Federal Reserve System, provides a wide range of commercial banking services to businesses, business professionals and individual clients through its combination of traditional banking financial centers and comprehensive, sophisticated electronic banking services.

The Bank operates a total of seven financial centers in Southern California, four in Orange County and one each in Los Angeles and San Diego County, and another in the Inland Empire in San Bernardino County. The four Orange County financial centers are located in the cities of Newport Beach, Costa Mesa, La Habra and San Juan Capistrano. The Los Angeles County financial center is located in the city of Beverly Hills. The San Diego financial center is located in La Jolla and the Inland Empire financial center is located in the city of Ontario. In addition, the Bank offers comprehensive online banking services accessible at www.pmbank.com. Pacific Mercantile Bancorp (Nasdaq:PMBC) is the parent holding company of Pacific Mercantile Bank.

Forward-Looking Information

This news release contains statements regarding our expectations, beliefs and views about our plans to continue to build our loan portfolio and supporting systems and processes. These statements, which constitute "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the safe harbor provisions of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, can be identified by the fact that they do not relate strictly to historical or current facts. Often, they include words such as "believe," "expect," "anticipate," "intend," "plan," "estimate," "project," or words of similar meaning, or future or conditional verbs such as "will," "would," "should," "could," or "may." These forward-looking statements are subject to numerous risks and uncertainties. Actual results may differ materially from the results discussed in these forward-looking statements because such statements are inherently subject to significant assumptions, risks and uncertainties, many of which are difficult to predict and are generally beyond our control. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, the following: the impact of interest rates and other external economic factors and competition among financial services providers. We undertake no obligation (and expressly disclaim any such obligation) to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. For additional information concerning factors that could cause actual conditions, events or results to materially differ from those described in the forward-looking statements, please refer to the factors set forth under the headings "Risk Factors" in our most recent Form 10-K and 10-Q reports and to our most recent Form 8-K reports, which are available online at www.sec.gov. No assurances can be given that any of the events anticipated by the forward-looking statements will transpire or occur, or if any of them do so, what impact they will have on our results of operations or financial condition.

CONTACT: Robert Sjogren EVP & General Counsel 714-438-2500

Source:Pacific Mercantile Bank