LAFAYETTE, CA--(Marketwire - August 20, 2007) - California Bank of Commerce continues to build upon its talented and accomplished banking team. "Our Bank is built on the knowledge and skills of our people and the unique business banking experience they offer," said John Rossell III, President and CEO.

Stephen Tessler will soon join the bank as Director of Sales. "Steve's banking experience increases our reach and influence to a broad array of clients throughout the San Francisco Bay Area."

H. Antonio (Tony) Mesones has just joined the bank as Senior Vice President, Relationship Manager and he will be joined shortly by Michele Wirfel who will operate in the same capacity. "Tony and Michele epitomize the elite business banking core we are building California Bank of Commerce," said Rossell.

J. Thomas Byrom has announced his intention to resign as the bank's Chief Financial Officer, in order to form an independent financial consulting enterprise. The Bank has identified an experienced candidate for the position of CFO, who will be announced, pending regulatory approval. Mr. Byrom will remain the Chief Financial Officer during the pendency of the Bank's application. "Mr. Byrom has been a great help to us, guiding the organizers from their initial regulatory application through the public stock offering and opening of the bank. We will continue to seek his advice and his counsel will always be welcome," said John Rossell III, President and CEO of the Bank.

Contact Information: Contact: John E. Rossell III President and CEO 925-283-2265