SOURCE: Columbia Commercial Bancorp

June 12, 2008 12:48 ET

Columbia Commercial Bancorp Recognized Among Top-Performing U.S. Banking Companies

HILLSBORO, OR--(Marketwire - June 12, 2008) - Columbia Commercial Bancorp (OTCBB: CLBC), a single bank financial holding company for Columbia Community Bank, was listed number 15 among the top banking companies in the United States with assets of $2 billion or less, up from a ranking of 51 last year. The ranking is based on a 3 year average Return on Equity (ROE). Columbia Commercial Bancorp's impressive position also earned them the title of placing first in this list among banks in Oregon. US Banker magazine ranked the top 200 banks from a pool of 1,115 banks in the country that met this qualification.

"We are honored to have Columbia Commercial Bancorp listed in US Banker's Top 200 for the past couple of years. We continue to grow and profit, even in the difficult times we are now facing in banking. Our employees have done a great job and we anticipate making this list for years to come," states Columbia Commercial Bancorp's President and Chief Executive Officer, Rick A. Roby.

About Columbia Commercial Bancorp:

Information about the Company's stock may be obtained through the Over the Counter Bulletin Board at Columbia Commercial Bancorp's stock symbol is CLBC.

Columbia Commercial Bancorp was formed in 2002 as a holding company for Columbia Community Bank, which was opened in 1999 by local business people to provide business loans and deposit products for Oregon businesses.

With offices in Hillsboro, Forest Grove, Tanasbourne and Tigard/Durham, Columbia Community Bank is dedicated to providing superior and personalized business banking experiences for its clients in and around Oregon. The bank was named among the "100 Best Companies to Work for in Oregon" by Oregon Business Magazine (2007); US Banker magazine ranked Columbia Community Bank number 15 among 1,115 banks in the nation with assets of $2 billion or less (2008); and the bank has also been named by Portland Business Journal as one of the "100 Fastest-Growing Private Companies in Oregon" for seven consecutive years.

For more information about Columbia Community Bank, please call (503) 693-7500 or visit

Certain statements in this release may constitute forward-looking statements within the definition of the "safe-harbor" provisions of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. These forward-looking statements are subject to significant uncertainties, which could cause actual results to differ materially from those set forth in such statements. Forward-looking statements can be identified by words such as "believe," "estimate," "anticipate," "expect," "intend," "will," "may," "should," or other similar phrases or words. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. The bank does not intend to publicly release any revisions to these forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date of this release or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.

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