Raymond Lyon Joins Old Line Bank as Senior Vice President, Commercial Lending

BOWIE, Md., Oct. 16, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Old Line Bank, Maryland's premier community bank with assets of more than $1.3 billion and 19 branch locations, is pleased to announce that Raymond Lyon has joined the Bank as a Senior Vice President serving the Baltimore Washington corridor market as a senior commercial lender.

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Mr. Lyon joins the Bank after its recent announcement to acquire Regal Bank and Trust in Owings Mills, Maryland. He will focus his efforts on business development and customer service, in addition to recognizing growth opportunities for the Bank. Lyon will serve from an office in Owings Mills, as well as maintaining an office in Silver Spring, Maryland, as the regional manager of the Baltimore Washington corridor lending production market.

"We are excited Ray has chosen to join our experienced team of lending professionals," said President and Chief Executive Officer, James W. Cornelsen. "We welcome his leadership, knowledge of the region we serve, and his 36 years of banking experience. Those attributes will further enhance Old Line Bank's ability to continue to grow relationships with our commercial clients," continued Cornelsen.

Lyon has served in various commercial real estate banking lending functions at institutions throughout the region, most recently as a senior relationship officer at United Bank. Prior to that, he worked for 20 years at Sun Trust, where for twelve years, he served as the Baltimore market leader and a senior loan officer responsible for rebuilding and expanding the commercial real estate office, as well as expanding the Bank's market share. He has more than 36 years of diverse experience serving the Baltimore and Washington Metropolitan areas in the financial services industry. His expertise includes the management of complex real estate and commercial loan transactions. Lyon holds a Master of Science in Finance from American University and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from John Carroll University.

Lyon is a native of Maryland and a resident of the Baltimore Metropolitan area. He is active in several community oriented organizations and serves as a director on the Board at My Brother's Keeper, a community outreach organization in Baltimore, Maryland.

Old Line Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:OLBK) is the parent company of Old Line Bank; a Maryland chartered commercial bank headquartered in Bowie, Maryland. Old Line Bank was established in 1989 and currently has 19 branch locations serving the suburban areas surrounding Washington, D.C., including Prince George's County, Anne Arundel County, Charles County, Calvert County and St. Mary's County. The Bank serves small to medium-sized businesses, entrepreneurs, professionals, consumers and high net worth clients. For additional information, please visit our website at www.oldlinebank.com or call 301-430-2500.

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