Doug Sherman Named SVP & Regional Manager of Pacific Mercantile Bank's Ontario Office

COSTA MESA, Calif., Nov. 17, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Pacific Mercantile Bank ("the Bank"), the wholly owned subsidiary of Pacific Mercantile Bancorp (NASDAQ:PMBC), today announced that Doug Sherman has been named Senior Vice President & Regional Manager of the Bank's Ontario office. Mr. Sherman will lead the Bank's efforts to expand its commercial banking presence in the Inland Empire.

"Doug is a seasoned commercial banker who has led sales teams in the Inland Empire for more than 15 years," said Tom Vertin, President of Commercial Banking for Pacific Mercantile Bank. "Doug has previously served as a Senior Vice President with Pacific Mercantile Bank and he has a great understanding of the value proposition that we provide to small- and medium-sized businesses. We believe his deep roots within the Inland Empire will be extremely valuable in growing our customer base in this market."

Mr. Sherman has more than 30 years of commercial banking experience, having served with a variety of regional and national banking franchises. In addition to his prior role with Pacific Mercantile Bank, Mr. Sherman has held senior banking positions with Bank of America, Tokai Bank of California, Pacific Century Bank, and U.S. Bank. Mr. Sherman is a native of Riverside and holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Redlands.

Kittridge Chamberlain, EVP and Head of Relationship Banking, said, "I'm pleased that Doug has rejoined the Pacific Mercantile Bank team. Doug's years of experience developing relationships in the Inland Empire makes him well suited to lead the expansion of our commercial banking presence in this market."

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 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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