Pacific Mercantile Bank Proudly Announces the Opening of its New La Habra Financial Center

COSTA MESA, Calif.--()--Sept. 9, 2003--Pacific Mercantile Bank (PMB) is proud to announce the official opening of its sixth full-service Financial Center in La Habra, Calif., on Sept. 8, 2003. An unannounced "soft opening" took place on Aug. 21, 2003, and a Grand Opening is scheduled for sometime after the first of the year.

Pacific Mercantile Bank is committed to "high tech and high personal touch" in a community bank atmosphere. "PMB is a full service commercial bank combining the ability to give personal service to both the individual, as well as the small to medium size business owner, with our staff of highly trained banking professionals, while conversely, having available the most sophisticated, cutting edge computer technology and Internet banking capabilities," stated Raymond E. Dellerba, President and CEO.

The company is proud to have Dawn F. Stille, Senior Vice President and Regional Manager, join Pacific Mercantile Bank to lead her seasoned team at the new PMB La Habra Financial Center. Ms. Stille is a graduate of The Graduate School of Banking at Boulder, Color., and has happily returned to La Habra from a bank in Brea, after previously spending 16 years working for Landmark Bank in La Habra.

Regarded as one of the Southern California's savviest business bankers, Stille embodies the Bank's concept of, and commitment to, customer service. She is very involved in community activities, serving on the Boards of the La Habra Rotary, the La Habra Chamber of Commerce, the Boys and Girls Club of La Habra, where she is currently chairing their annual auction, as well as serving for more than 12 years as a Personnel Commissioner for the La Habra City School District. Stille was most recently honored by the La Habra Chamber of Commerce as their "Citizen of the Year" for 2003.

According to Stille: "Customers have more important things to do than think about banking. They have businesses to run and families to take care of, with time becoming the most valuable resource in their lives. Our goal is to take care of their commercial, professional and personal banking needs quickly and efficiently. I am so happy to be back working in La Habra with Pacific Mercantile Bank; I should have never left."

The Bank, which is an FDIC insured, California state-chartered bank and a member of the Federal Reserve System, provides a wide range of commercial banking services to businesses, business professionals and individual clients through its unique "click-to-mortar" combination of traditional banking financial centers and comprehensive, sophisticated electronic banking services. Additionally, the Bank provides electronic clearing and processing for credit cards, checking accounts, collections and other information processing services to its clients. The Bank operates four Orange County financial centers located in Newport Beach, Costa Mesa, La Habra and San Clemente, one Los Angeles County financial center in Beverly Hills, and one San Diego County financial center in La Jolla. In addition to the Bank's physical locations, it offers comprehensive banking services over its Internet financial center, affording you state-of-the-art financial tools, including full cash management; available from your desktop or worldwide, 24/7. Pacific Mercantile Bank is a subsidiary of Pacific Mercantile Bancorp, a holding company, which is publicly traded on Nasdaq National Markets under the symbol PMBC.

Become a part of what's new in banking and call Dawn Stille or any of her helpful staff for personal service at 562-690-7100, toll free at 877-450-BANK, or visit the company's Web site at www.pmbank.com.

Contacts

Pacific Mercantile Bank
Barbara Palermo, 714-438-2524

Contacts

Pacific Mercantile Bank
Barbara Palermo, 714-438-2524