Pacific Mercantile Bank Promotes Sandy McKerroll to Senior Vice President, Entertainment Industries Division

COSTA MESA, Calif., Nov. 24, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Pacific Mercantile Bank ("the Bank"), the wholly owned subsidiary of Pacific Mercantile Bancorp (Nasdaq:PMBC), today announced that Robert (Sandy) McKerroll has been promoted to Senior Vice President, Entertainment Industries Division. Mr. McKerroll joined Pacific Mercantile Bank in 2010 as Vice President in the Entertainment Industries Division, where he has been responsible for account management, business development, loan structuring, underwriting and related portfolio management duties for the Bank's clients in the film and television production industry.

"Sandy has been a valuable contributor to the growth of our Entertainment financing business," said Tom Vertin, President of Commercial Banking at Pacific Mercantile Bank. "Sandy has strong relationships in the Entertainment industry and a deep understanding of the financing needs of film and television production companies. He has been highly effective in building Pacific Mercantile's reputation within the Entertainment industry as an experienced and trusted financial partner, and we look forward to his continued contributions to the growth of our Entertainment portfolio."

Sandy McKerroll has more than 20 years of banking experience and has focused on Entertainment financing for more than a decade. In his career, Mr. McKerroll has financed over 75 film and television projects with budgets ranging from $2 million to more than $50 million. Prior to joining Pacific Mercantile Bank, Mr. McKerroll was Vice President, Entertainment Finance for six years at Citibank. Earlier in his career, Mr. McKerroll held relationship management positions at ING Barings, National Bank of Canada, City National Bank and UBS.

Mr. McKerroll has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Southern California.

About Pacific Mercantile Bank

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

The Bank, headquartered in Orange County, operates a total of nine banking offices in Southern California, located in Orange, Los Angeles, San Diego, and San Bernardino counties. In addition, the Bank offers comprehensive online banking services accessible at Pacific Mercantile Bancorp (Nasdaq:PMBC) is the parent holding company of Pacific Mercantile Bank.

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