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Metropolitan Commercial Bank Appoints Mark Wancier Head of Commercial Real Estate Lending


Metropolitan Commercial Bank (the "Bank"), today announced the
appointment of Mark S. Wancier as head of commercial real estate ("CRE")
effective immediately. He will report to Scott Lublin, Executive Vice
President and Chief Lending Officer. Mark will be responsible for the
overall operations of its commercial real estate lending division.

Mr. Wancier brings more than 20 years of lending and investing
experience across a broad range of commercial real estate institutions,
including both large banks and boutique firms. Most recently, he was
head of commercial real estate origination and capital markets at Bank
Hapoalim ("BHI"), the U.S. branch of Israel's largest bank. Mr. Wancier
was responsible for sourcing, structuring and executing new commercial
real estate business in the U.S., while continuing to track and service
the bank's existing CRE loan portfolio.

Prior to working at Bank Hapoalim, Mr. Wancier was vice president, real
estate debt group, at JPMorgan Investment Management, where he was
responsible for underwriting and structuring CRE debt investments,
including CMBS. Before that, he served as an underwriter at Arbor Realty
Trust. Mr. Wancier received Bachelor of Arts degrees in economics and
psychology from Northwestern University and received a master's degree
in real estate finance and investment from New York University.

"Mark brings to Metropolitan Commercial Bank over two decades of
experience in the commercial real estate lending market. His wide range
of experience makes him a great fit to lead our commercial real estate
lending team," said Mark DeFazio, President and Chief Executive Officer.

"We are excited that Mark has joined Metropolitan Commercial Bank's
commercial real estate lending team. We look forward to utilizing his
expertise as we continue to grow our extensive commercial real estate
lending business," said Scott Lublin.

"I am delighted to join Metropolitan Commercial Bank and help support
its continued growth as a relationship-driven bank that combines
personal service, a unique entrepreneurial approach, and a suite of
compelling products and services," said Mr. Wancier.

About Metropolitan Commercial Bank

Metropolitan Commercial Bank®, The Entrepreneurial Bank, is
headquartered in New York City and operates full-service banking centers
in Manhattan, New York; Boro Park, Brooklyn; and Great Neck, Long
Island. We are a community-focused bank that provides a broad range of
business, commercial and personal banking products and services to small
businesses, middle-market enterprises, public entities and affluent
individuals. In addition to our tradition of relationship-driven,
one-on-one personalized service, Metropolitan Commercial Bank offers
multiple convenience delivery channels, including online banking,
flexible mobile banking apps and no-fee access to over 1 million ATMs
worldwide for our clients. The Bank is also an active issuer of debit
cards for an increasing number of third-party debit card programs.
Metropolitan Commercial Bank is a New York State chartered commercial
bank, an FDIC member and an equal opportunity lender.

The parent company of Metropolitan Commercial Bank, Metropolitan Bank
Holding Corp., is a publicly traded company. The common stock of
Metropolitan Bank Holding Corp. is listed on the New York Stock Exchange
(NYSE) and trades under the ticker symbol "MCB."

For more information about Metropolitan Commercial Bank, visit the
Bank's website at

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