SOURCE: Focus Business Bank

November 21, 2007 14:32 ET

Paul Martin Joins Focus Business Bank as Senior Vice President

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire - November 21, 2007) - Focus Business Bank (OTCBB: FCSB) announced that Paul Martin has joined the bank as a Senior Vice President Marketing Director. Mr. Martin will be responsible for the support and development of commercial banking relationships with closely held businesses and entrepreneurs in Santa Clara County. He will be located in the Bank's headquarters in San Jose.

Mr. Martin is a native of San Jose, CA, having graduated from Bellarmine College Preparatory and Santa Clara University. Paul is the founder of oneSport, a marketing agency providing corporate advisory, business development and program management services to select multi-national corporations. Prior to oneSport, Mr. Martin managed the sales team for a software company licensing technology to Wall Street. In addition to his industry experience, Mr. Martin spent a number of years in financial services with management positions at GE Capital, Bank of America, Silicon Valley Bank and Union Bank.

Focus Business Bank President and Chief Executive Officer Richard L. Conniff said, "We are very excited that Paul has joined our team. One of the challenges we face as a very young bank is getting exposure to as many businesses and professionals as possible. Paul will extend our reach and play an important role in achieving our goals."

Mr. Martin stated, "Having managed a closely held business for many years, I believe strongly that entrepreneurs can receive tremendous value by aligning themselves with a Bank committed to the specific needs of their businesses. Focus Business Bank is committed to building strong and lasting relationships with closely held businesses by hiring great bankers totally committed to this market. I look forward to being a key member of this exceptional team."

Focus Business Bank opened on January 16, 2007 and specializes in meeting the banking needs of closely held businesses and entrepreneurs in Santa Clara County. The Bank provides its customers with a full range of business banking services including deposit accounts, cash management services and loans, including interim construction and SBA loans. The Bank has one office located in downtown San Jose, California.

This release may contain forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties. Such risks and uncertainties may include but are not necessarily limited to fluctuations in interest rates, inflation, government regulations and general economic conditions, including the real estate market in California and other factors beyond the Bank's control. Such risks and uncertainties could cause results for subsequent interim periods or for the entire year to differ materially from those indicated. Readers should not place undue reliance on the forward-looking statements, which reflect management's view only as of the date hereof. The Bank undertakes no obligation to publicly revise these forward-looking statements to reflect subsequent events or circumstances.

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