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Bay Commercial Bank Reports First Quarter 2015 Results

WALNUT CREEK, Calif., April 29, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Bay Commercial Bank (OTCBB:BCML) (the "Bank") today announced its first quarter 2015 operating results.

The Bank reported total assets as of March 31, 2015 of $614.0 million including loans outstanding of $405.0 million compared to March 31, 2014 total assets of $350.3 million and total loans outstanding of $266.6 million. At March 31, 2015, total deposits were $530.8 million compared to total deposits of $294.4 million at March 31, 2014. The Bank's net income for the first quarter 2015 was $5,389,000 or income per share of $1.04 per share compared to net operating income for the same period in 2014 of $524,000, or $0.11 per share. The increase of $4,865,000 in net operating income for the first quarter 2015 compared to the same period in 2014 was comprised primarily of the bargain purchase gain totaling $6,190,000 partially offset by merger and integration related expenses totaling $2,000,000. In addition, the higher provision for loan losses was substantially off set by higher net interest income and lower income tax expense. Loan loss provision expense was higher primarily to due organic loan growth.

George J. Guarini, Chief Executive Officer of the Bank, stated, "We are pleased with the financial results of our merger with Valley Community Bank. It is the fourth acquisition we have closed since 2009. We now have ten branch offices serving the regions five contiguous counties of Napa, Contra Costa, Alameda, San Joaquin and Santa Clara."

Guarini added, "In addition, we continue our efforts to implement organic growth as we continue to look for growth opportunities through mergers and external growth."

Bay Commercial Bank offers a full-range of loans, including SBA, FSA and USDA guaranteed loans, and deposit products and services to businesses and their affiliates throughout the Greater Bay Area. Bay Commercial Bank also offers business escrow services and facilitates tax free exchanges through its Bankers Exchange Division. Bay Commercial Bank is a member of FDIC and is an Equal Housing Lender. It is traded on the Over the Counter Bulletin Board under the symbol BCML. The Bank can be found on the web at www.baycommercialbank.com.

The Bank has made forward-looking statements in this Press Release that are subject to risks and uncertainties. Forward-looking statements include information concerning the Bank's possible or assumed future results of operations. Also, when the Bank uses such words as "believe," "expect," "anticipate," "plan," "could," "intend," or similar expressions, it is making forward-looking statements. Readers should not place undue reliance on the forward-looking statements, which reflect management's view only as of the date hereof. The Bank's actual results could differ materially from those expressed in any forward-looking statements as a result of certain factors, including (1) changes in interest rates, (2) significant changes in banking laws or regulations, (3) increased competition in the markets served by the entities, (4) other-than-expected credit losses due to adverse changes in the economy, (5) earthquake or other natural disasters impacting the condition of real estate collateral, (6) unexpected difficulties in the post-merger integration, and (7) legal, tax and accounting changes. The Bank undertakes no obligation to publicly revise these forward-looking statements to reflect subsequent events or circumstances.

Selected Financial Data
March 31, 2015
Year Year Quarter Quarter
Ending Ending Ending Ending
Balance Sheet 12/31/2014 12/31/2013 3/31/2015 3/31/2014
(dollars in thousands)
Total Assets $ 504,391 $ 342,304 $ 613,955 $ 350,255
Total Loans 325,699 254,178 404,970 266,618
Total Deposits 437,941 286,464 530,772 294,382
Shareholders' Equity 58,174 52,322 71,798 52,846
Operating Results
(dollars in thousands)
Interest income $ 19,637 $ 14,915 $ 5,679 $ 3,749
Interest expense 2,580 2,080 724 527
Net interest income 17,057 12,835 4,955 3,222
Provision for loan losses 1,074 348 422 224
Non-interest income 3,705 628 6,538 164
Non-interest expense 12,793 8,526 5,777 2,268
Net Income before tax 6,895 4,589 5,294 894
Income tax 1,717 1,899 (95) 370
Net Income $ 5,178 $ 2,690 $ 5,389 $ 524
Ratios and Data
Net interest margin 3.91% 4.07% 3.79% 3.95%
Efficiency ratio 61.6% 63.3% 50.3% 67.0%
Book value per share period end $ 11.93 $ 11.07 $ 13.16 $ 11.18
Common shares outstanding 4,875,787 4,727,457 5,455,857 4,727,457
Leverage capital ratio 11.1% 15.7% 11.9% 15.1%
Income per share - basic $ 1.09 $ 0.56 $ 1.04 $ 0.11
Common stock - weighted average 4,740,152 4,811,512 5,172,267 4,727,457
Income per share - diluted $ 1.08 $ 0.54 $ 1.01 $ 0.11
Common stock - diluted - weighted average 4,780,345 4,971,213 5,312,474 4,742,907

CONTACT: Bay Commercial Bank, Walnut Creek, California Keary Colwell, 925-476-1800 kcolwell@bcb-ca.com

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