Pacific Mercantile Bank's Bob Bartlett Elected to Board of Directors of WISEPlace

COSTA MESA, Calif., May 26, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Pacific Mercantile Bank ("the Bank"), the wholly owned subsidiary of Pacific Mercantile Bancorp (Nasdaq:PMBC), today announced that Bob Bartlett, an Executive Vice President of Pacific Mercantile Bank, has been elected to the Board of Directors of WISEPlace, a non-profit organization that provides programs and services that inspire, support and empower women to become productive members of the community.

WISEPlace is a community of housing and hope for women in crisis. Formerly the South Orange County YWCA, WISEPlace has a 90-year history of caring for local women, children and families. By meeting basic needs such as housing, clothing, physical and emotional nourishment, as well as vocational and life skills training, the WISEPlace Hotel for Women is one of the few places homeless women can go to begin again. More information on WISEPlace can be found at

"WISEPlace is honored to have Bob Bartlett join our Board of Directors," said Kathleen Davis Bowman, Executive Director of WISEPlace. "We are at a crossroads in our life cycle, and we are confident that Bob's business acumen, stature in the community, and heart for the homeless women we serve will help move WISEPlace up to the next level of service to and impact on the Orange County community."

"We are very proud of Bob and the commitment he has made to positively impacting the quality of life of homeless women in need in Orange County," said Steve Buster, President and Chief Executive Officer of Pacific Mercantile Bank. "Bob's donation of his time and business expertise to a cause that he is passionate about is representative of the deep community involvement and support that forms the foundation of Pacific Mercantile Bank."

Bob Bartlett has spent more than 40 years in the banking industry. Prior to joining Pacific Mercantile Bank in 2008, Mr. Bartlett held executive management positions at several community banks including First California Bank, National Mercantile Bank Corp., Tokai Bank of California and West Coast Bancorp.

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 offices 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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