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Pacific Mercantile Bancorp Announces the Filing of a Registration Statement With the SEC for the Sale of the Company's Common Stock to the Carpenter Community BancFund Entities

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COSTA MESA, Calif., Sept. 6, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Pacific Mercantile Bancorp (Nasdaq:PMBC) announced today that, on August 5, 2013, Pacific Mercantile Bancorp (the "Company") filed a Registration Statement on Form S-3 with the SEC in connection with the terms of the Company's sale, on April 3, 2013, of 2,222,222 shares of its common stock to Carpenter Community BancFund entities

Steven K. Buster, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company and its wholly owned subsidiary, Pacific Mercantile Bank, stated, "The filing of this registration statement successfully completes the securities process required in connection with the April 2013 sale of the Company's stock to the Carpenter Community BancFund entities."

About Pacific Mercantile Bancorp

Pacific Mercantile Bancorp, a publicly traded company with its shares listed on the Nasdaq Stock Market under the trading symbol, "PMBC", is the parent holding company of Pacific Mercantile Bank ("PMB"). PMB is an FDIC insured, California state-chartered bank and a member of the Federal Reserve System, which provides a wide range of commercial banking services to businesses, business professionals and individual clients through its combination of traditional banking financial centers and comprehensive, sophisticated electronic banking services. The Bank's major product lines include commercial and commercial real estate loans, entertainment industry loans, small business (SBA) loans, export-import loans, mortgage loans, asset based financing and treasury management services. The Bank, which opened for business on March 1, 1999, had total assets of approximately $1 billion as of June 30, 2013. PMB operates a total of seven financial centers in Southern California, four in Orange County located in the cities of Newport Beach, Costa Mesa, La Habra and San Juan Capistrano, one in Los Angeles County in the city of Beverly Hills, one in San Diego County in the city of La Jolla and one in the Inland Empire in San Bernardino County, in the city of Ontario. In addition to the Bank's physical locations, it offers comprehensive banking services over its Internet Bank at www.pmbank.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

This news release contains statements regarding our expectations, beliefs and views about our future financial performance and our business, trends and expectations regarding the markets in which we operate, and our future plans. Those statements, which constitute "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act"), and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the "Exchange Act"), can be identified by the fact that they do not relate strictly to historical or current facts. Often, they include words such as "believe," "expect," "anticipate," "intend," "plan," "estimate," "project," or words of similar meaning, or future or conditional verbs such as "will," "would," "should," "could," or "may." Forward-looking statements are based on current information available to us and our assumptions about future events over which we do not have control. Moreover, our business and our markets are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, which could cause our actual financial performance in the future, and the future performance of our markets (which can affect both our financial performance and the market prices of our shares), to differ, possibly significantly, from our expectations as set forth in the forward-looking statements contained in this news release.

CONTACT: For more information contact Nancy Gray, SEVP & CFO, 714-438-2500 Barbara Palermo, EVP & IR, 714-438-2500

Source:Pacific Mercantile Bank