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Pacific Mercantile Bancorp Announces Election of Shannon F. Eusey and Michele S. Miyakawa to Board of Directors

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COSTA MESA, Calif., May 16, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Pacific Mercantile Bancorp (Nasdaq: PMBC, the “Company”), the holding company of Pacific Mercantile Bank (the “Bank”), a wholly owned banking subsidiary, today announced the election of Shannon F. Eusey and Michele S. Miyakawa to the board of directors of Pacific Mercantile Bancorp at the Company’s annual of meeting of shareholders on May 15, 2019.  Ms. Eusey and Ms. Miyakawa are new additions to the Company’s board of directors and will also serve on the board of directors of Pacific Mercantile Bank.

Ms. Eusey is a Co-Founder of Beacon Pointe Advisors, LLC, one of the largest independent registered investment advisory (“RIA”) firms in the nation, and serves as its Chief Executive Officer and President.  Ms. Miyakawa is a Managing Director and one of the founding members of Moelis & Company, a global independent investment bank.

“Shannon and Michele bring exceptional leadership and expertise to our Board of Directors,” said Edward Carpenter, Chairman of the Board of the Company and the Bank.  “Shannon has successfully built Beacon Pointe Advisors into a $10 billion RIA, while Michelle has more than 25 years of experience in the finance industry as an investment banker and human resources leader.  The addition of Shannon and Michele will provide new perspectives to the Board that we believe will help us to effectively serve the evolving needs of our diverse customer base and further enhance the value of our franchise.”

Prior to founding Beacon Pointe Advisors, LLC, Ms. Eusey served as Managing Director and Portfolio Manager at Roxbury Capital Management, LLC. She was responsible for the socially responsible investments for several years at Roxbury. She served as Vice Chairman on the Board of Directors for the National Network to End Domestic Violence, as a Trustee for the Friends of the Girl Scouts Council of Orange County, and as a board member of the UCI Athletic Fund. She is a member of Orange County’s Young President Organization, sits on the CNBC Financial Advisors Council, and is part of ScratchWorks - a FinTech accelerator. She graduated from the University of California Irvine where she Played Division I Volleyball. She received her MBA from the University of California, Los Angeles Anderson School of Business.

Ms. Miyakawa has served in multiple roles at Moelis & Company including COO of Global Advisory and most recently as Global Head of Human Resources, Head of Investor Relations and Marketing and Communications. Previously, Ms. Miyakawa was an investment banker with UBS, focusing on the technology, media and telecom sectors where she led assignments in merger and acquisition, recapitalization and restructuring, IPOs and capital financing. Prior to UBS, she was an investment banker with Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette. She has served as a Director at the Children’s Bureau of Southern California and was a Trustee for the Center for Early Education. Ms. Miyakawa graduated from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania where she received her Bachelor of Science in Economics, and subsequently obtained her MBA from Harvard University.

About Pacific Mercantile Bancorp

Pacific Mercantile Bancorp (Nasdaq: PMBC) is the parent holding company of Pacific Mercantile Bank, which opened for business March 1, 1999. 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. The Bank is headquartered in Orange County and operates a total of seven offices in Southern California, located in Orange, Los Angeles, San Diego, and San Bernardino counties. The Bank offers tailored flexible solutions for its clients including an array of loan and deposit products, sophisticated cash management services, and comprehensive online banking services accessible at www.pmbank.com.

Forward-Looking Information

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 include the quotation from management, constitute “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, 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 materially, from our expectations as set forth in the forward-looking statements contained in this news release.

In addition to the risk of incurring loan losses and provision for loan losses, which is an inherent risk of the banking business, these risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, the following: the risk that the credit quality of our borrowers declines; potential declines in the value of the collateral for secured loans; the risk that steps we have taken to strengthen our overall credit administration are not effective; the risk of a downturn in the United States economy, and domestic or international economic conditions, which could cause us to incur additional loan losses and adversely affect our results of operations in the future; the risk that our interest margins and, therefore, our net interest income will be adversely affected by changes in prevailing interest rates; the risk of increases in our nonperforming assets, in which event we would face the prospect of further loan charge-offs and write-downs of assets; the risk that we will not be able to manage our interest rate risks effectively, in which event our operating results could be harmed; the prospect of changes in government regulation of banking and other financial services organizations, which could impact our costs of doing business and restrict our ability to take advantage of business and growth opportunities; the risk that our efforts to develop a robust commercial banking platform may not succeed; and the risk that we may be unable to realize our expected level of increasing deposit inflows.  Readers of this news release are encouraged to review the additional information regarding these and other risks and uncertainties to which our business is subject that is contained in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2018, which is on file with the SEC. Additional information is set forth in our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the three and nine months ended March 31, 2019, and readers of this release are urged to review the additional information contained in those reports.

Due to these and other risks and uncertainties to which our business is subject, you are cautioned not to place undue reliance on the forward-looking statements contained in this news release, which speak only as of its date, or to make predictions about our future financial performance based solely on our historical financial performance. We disclaim any obligation to update or revise any of the forward-looking statements as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as may be required by law.

For more information contact
Curt Christianssen, Chief Financial Officer, 714-438-2500

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