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Metropolitan Bank Holding Corp. Appoints Anthony J. Fabiano Chief Financial Officer


Metropolitan Bank Holding Corp. (NYSE:MCB) ("Metropolitan" or the
"Company"), the holding company for Metropolitan Commercial Bank (the
"Bank"), today announced that the Company has appointed Anthony J.
Fabiano as Chief Financial Officer, effective immediately. He will
report to Mark DeFazio, President and Chief Executive Officer, and will
be responsible for accounting, financial reporting, investor relations,
tax and capital planning.

Mr. Fabiano brings more than 34 years of experience across a broad range
of finance, accounting and management disciplines, primarily in the
banking sector. Most recently, he was President, Chief Operating Officer
and a member of the Board of Directors at Hudson City Bancorp, based in
Paramus, New Jersey. In this role, Mr. Fabiano oversaw all operating
departments, led the development of Hudson City's strategic plan and
served in leadership roles on various committees, including
Asset/Liability, Enterprise Risk Management, Asset Quality, Disclosure
and IT Governance. Mr. Fabiano also served as Hudson City's Principal
Accounting Officer.

"Tony is a highly accomplished executive with a broad base of proven
skills across finance, strategy, operations, risk management and
accounting, as well as decades of experience in the New York
metropolitan region banking market," said CEO Mark DeFazio. "We are
excited that Tony is joining our team as we continue to drive growth,
profitability and shareholder value."

"I am delighted to join Metropolitan and help support its continued
growth as a relationship-driven bank that combines personal service with
a suite of products and services that match those of its largest
competitors," said Mr. Fabiano. "Metropolitan has a strong,
differentiated business model and a great team."

Prior to Hudson City, Mr. Fabiano was Senior Vice President, Chief
Financial Officer and Corporate Secretary at Sound Federal Bancorp,
where he was responsible for accounting, financial reporting and
budgeting, and played broad leadership roles in capital raises, retail
branch network expansion, an acquisition and the sale of the company.
Before that, he served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial
Officer at MSB Bancorp. Mr. Fabiano received a B.S. in Accounting from
Manhattan College, and graduated with honors from the National School of
Banking. He is also a Member of the American Institute of Certified
Public Accountants and New York State Society of Certified Public

About Metropolitan Bank Holding Corporation

Metropolitan Bank Holding Corp. (NYSE:MCB) is the holding company for
Metropolitan Commercial Bank®, The Entrepreneurial Bank. The Bank
provides a broad range of business, commercial and personal banking
products and services to small and middle-market businesses, public
entities and affluent individuals in the New York metropolitan area.
Founded in 1999, the Bank is headquartered in New York City and operates
five locations in Manhattan, Brooklyn and Great Neck, Long Island. The
Bank is also an active issuer of debit cards for third-party debit card
programs. Metropolitan Commercial Bank is a New York State chartered
commercial bank, an FDIC member and an equal opportunity lender. For
more information, please visit

Forward Looking Statement Disclaimer

This release contains certain "forward-looking statements" about the
Company which, to the extent applicable, are intended to be covered by
the safe harbor for forward-looking statements provided under Federal
securities laws and, regardless of such coverage, you are cautioned
about. Examples of forward-looking statements include but are not
limited to the Company's financial condition and capital ratios, results
of operations and the Company's outlook and business. Forward-looking
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"plan", "continue", or similar terminology. These statements relate to
future events or our future financial performance and involve risks and
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the expectations reflected in the forward-looking statements are
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forward-looking statements. Factors which may cause our forward-looking
statements to be materially inaccurate include, but are not limited to,
an unexpected deterioration in our loan portfolio, unexpected increases
in our expenses, greater than anticipated growth, unanticipated
regulatory action, unexpected changes in interest rates, an
unanticipated loss of key personnel, an unanticipated loss of existing
customers, competition from other institutions resulting in
unanticipated changes in our loan or deposit rates, unanticipated
increases in Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation costs and
unanticipated adverse changes in our customers' economic conditions or
economic conditions in our local area in general.

Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this release. We
do not undertake any obligation to update or revise any forward-looking
statement, whether the result of new information, future events or

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