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Pacific Mercantile Bank’s Maxwell Sinclair Elected to Board of Directors of The Wiley Center

COSTA MESA, Calif., Aug. 16, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Pacific Mercantile Bank (“the Bank”), the wholly owned subsidiary of Pacific Mercantile Bancorp (NASDAQ:PMBC), today announced that Maxwell Sinclair, Executive Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer of Pacific Mercantile Bank, has been elected to the Board of Directors of The Wiley Center for Speech and Language Development, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing evidence-based services to children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and other special needs.

Based in Culver City, The Wiley Center is dedicated to creating a broad-based collaborative network to provide comprehensive support and promote healthy life-sustaining education, emotional, and physical outcomes for individuals with ASD and other developmental disabilities. Established in 1985 initially to provide direct services and support to children at-risk for developmental delays, The Wiley Center has provided center-based early intervention services for hundreds of at-risk infants and toddlers ranging from 18 months to 3 years of age in a small home-like environment.

“The Wiley Center is honored to have Maxwell Sinclair join our Board of Directors,” said Dr. Pamela Wiley, President and Founder of The Wiley Center. “Maxwell has been a passionate supporter of The Wiley Center and understands the importance of the work we do to help an overlooked segment of our society. We look forward to Maxwell’s contributions to our Board as we continue our mission to make a positive impact on the lives of children with ASD.”

“We commend Maxwell for his dedication to helping children with ASD and the commitment of his time and efforts to help advance the mission of The Wiley Center,” said Tom Vertin, President and Chief Executive Officer of Pacific Mercantile Bank. “Dr. Wiley is an inspirational leader who has dedicated her life to improving the lives of children with autism learning and language disabilities. We are proud to be associated with The Wiley Organization and continue our long-standing support of non-profit organizations that are working to positively impact the communities that we serve.”

Maxwell Sinclair has served as Executive Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer of Pacific Mercantile Bank since January 2011. Prior to joining Pacific Mercantile Bank, Mr. Sinclair served as Vice President/Compliance and BSA Manager at Zions Bancorporation subsidiary California Bank & Trust from December 2005 to January 2011. During his five years at Zions Bancorporation (California Bank & Trust), Mr. Sinclair held various other positions in compliance and risk management. Mr. Sinclair has more than 23 years of experience in the banking industry, with most of his years of experience in compliance and audit and risk management.

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.

Pacific Mercantile Bank Contact: Kittridge Chamberlain EVP & Chief Banking Officer 714-438-2500

Source:Pacific Mercantile Bank