Pacific Mercantile Bank Provides $12 Million in Financing to Poms & Associates

COSTA MESA, Calif., Nov. 19, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Pacific Mercantile Bank ("the Bank"), the wholly owned subsidiary of Pacific Mercantile Bancorp (NASDAQ:PMBC), today announced that it has extended a $12 million line of credit to Poms & Associates to help finance the company's operations. In addition to the line of credit, Poms & Associates will utilize the full array of Pacific Mercantile Bank's treasury management services including the Bank's new commercial credit card.

Headquartered in Woodland Hills, California, Poms & Associates is a full-service insurance brokerage and consulting firm offering a broad range of products and services for private, public and institutional entities. Founded in 1991, the firm specializes in Property & Casualty, Employee Benefits, Corporate Wellness, Risk Management, and Risk Control products and services. With 25 years in business, nearly 200 employees and branch offices across the Western United States, Poms & Associates is a proven resource in providing innovative and cost-effective solutions to manage complex needs.

"We were impressed with Pacific Mercantile's experience working with clients in the insurance industry and their team's understanding of the unique seasonal cash flows of our business," said David Poms, President of Poms & Associates. "Pacific Mercantile was able to customize a credit facility that perfectly suits our working capital needs and facilitates our future growth."

"Poms & Associates has steadily grown its business by employing some of the most experienced and effective people in the insurance brokerage industry, while consistently providing a superior level of customer service," said Tom Vertin, President of Commercial Banking for Pacific Mercantile Bank. "We are delighted to add Poms & Associates to our roster of insurance industry and support their continued success."

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 www.pmbank.com. Pacific Mercantile Bancorp (NASDAQ:PMBC) is the parent holding company of Pacific Mercantile Bank.

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