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Press Release

Experienced Community Banker Joins Presidio Bank

Company Release - 12/1/2011 9:00 AM ET

SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Presidio Bank (OTCBB:PDOB), a Bay Area business bank, today announced that it has hired experienced community banker, Lisa Zuffi, as Senior Vice President/Relationship Manager in the East Bay Regional Office.

Lisa Zuffi, Experienced Community Banker, Joins Presidio Bank (Photo: Business Wire)

Lisa Zuffi, Experienced Community Banker, Joins Presidio Bank (Photo: Business Wire)

Most recently, Lisa Zuffi worked as Senior Vice President for One PacificCoast Bank in Oakland. Prior to that from 1994 - 2007, she worked at Bank of America in a variety of roles including Senior Equity Manager, Commercial Banking Non-profit Client Manager, and Government Lending Products Specialist. In addition, she has experience as Business Development Specialist with the US Small Business Administration in San Francisco.

“Lisa is well-known for her dedication to our community. Her unique combination of banking experience, not-for-profit outreach, and commercial lending experience, makes her a valuable asset,” Vern Padgett stated.

In addition to 17 years of banking experience, Lisa Zuffi is a well-rounded, energetic, and warm-hearted individual with roots in the local community. She served as Editor for Women Sports Magazine and later Northern California Real Estate Journal after earning a B.A. in English from University of California Berkeley. After a couple of years in the corporate world, she joined the U.S. Peace Corps. to implement community development projects in West Africa. That same dedication to helping others continues, not only in her work but, through her volunteerism as a Credit Committee member with the Oakland Business Development Corporation and board member with Options Recovery in Berkeley.

Vern Padgett added, “We look forward to having Lisa on the Presidio Bank team. She is intelligent, organized, and her limitless dedication to customers and the community at large aligns perfectly with our corporate culture.”

About Presidio Bank

Presidio Bank provides business banking services to small and mid-size businesses, including professional service firms, real estate developers and investors, and not-for-profit organizations, and to their owners who desire personalized, responsive service with access to local decision makers. Presidio Bank offers clients the resources of a large bank combined with the personalized services of a neighborhood bank. Presidio Bank is headquartered in San Francisco, California and currently operates four banking offices in San Francisco, Walnut Creek, San Rafael and Palo Alto. More information is available at www.presidiobank.com. Presidio Bank is a member of FDIC and an Equal Housing Lender.

This press release contains certain forward-looking statements that involve risk and uncertainties. These statements are identifiable by use of the words “believe,” “expect,” “intend,” “anticipate,” “plan,” “estimate,” “project,” or similar expressions. The risks and uncertainties that may affect the operations, performance, development, growth projections and results of Presidio Bank’s business include, but are not limited to, the growth of the economy, interest rate movements, timely development by Presidio Bank of technology enhancements for its products and operating systems, the impact of competitive products, services and pricing, client-based requirements, Congressional legislation, changes in regulatory or generally accepted accounting principles and similar matters. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements which are subject to influence by the named risk factors and unanticipated future events. Actual results, accordingly, may differ materially from management expectations.

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Presidio Bank
Steve Heitel, 415-229-8428
President & CEO
Annette Gelinas, 415-229-8415
SVP/Marketing Director

Source: Presidio Bank