LAFAYETTE, CA--(Marketwire - April 28, 2009) - California Bank of Commerce (OTCBB: CABC), a unique commercial bank in the San Francisco Bay Area targeting closely held businesses and professionals, today announced that veteran East Bay commercial and private banker Leslee Olson has joined the Bank as Senior Vice President, Relationship Manager.

"We continue to attract highly experienced, client-focused bankers. Leslee brings a new dimension to the Bank, serving professional service firms and high net worth individuals," said John Rossell, President and CEO of California Bank of Commerce. "Leslee is one of the best bankers in our area. She has relationships throughout the Bay area and we are proud to have her on our team," said Rossell.

Prior to joining California Bank of Commerce, Ms. Olson was Vice President of the Private Client group for U.S. Bank in Walnut Creek where she provided relationship banking to high net worth individuals and their related companies. Prior to U.S. Bank, Ms. Olson was a Vice President of Private Banking for Union Bank of California in San Francisco from 1990 to 1997. From 1977 to 1990, Ms. Olson served in both the commercial and private banking arenas at Wells Fargo Bank.

"California Bank of Commerce has a terrific reputation for providing exceptional personal service, technology, and banking expertise to their business clients. I am looking forward to expanding those capabilities in the private banking sector, including owners, executives and high net worth individuals and families," said Ms. Olson. "California Bank of Commerce offers access to management and local decision making, enabling me to serve my clients," said Olson.

Ms. Olson is a member of the Diablo Regional Arts Association in Walnut Creek and is the Assistant Treasurer and Board Member of the Diablo Sail and Power Squadron.

About California Bank of Commerce

California Bank of Commerce was designed and built to provide a unique banking experience for businesses, entrepreneurs, and their families. California Bank of Commerce provides a broad range of commercial banking and advisory services to mid-market businesses and professionals throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. For more information on California Bank of Commerce and our unique banking experience, call us at 925-283-2265, or visit us at

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