Rob Fuller Appointed Regional Manager, Corporate Banking at Mechanics Bank



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WALNUT CREEK, CA, December 14, 2011 —Mechanics Bank has appointed Rob Fuller as Senior Vice President and Regional Manager of its Walnut Creek Commercial Lending Group.

Prior to joining Mechanics Bank, Mr. Fuller was an executive vice president of PTLA Corporation, a commercial real estate investment company. He started his banking career in 1970 at Bank of America, where he rose through the ranks, including a stint as Credit Administrator, senior management roles in Hong Kong, Malaysia, and Korea, and finally, Senior Vice President and Area Manager for Bank of America’s flagship San Francisco Region.

Mr. Fuller left Bank of America in 1987 to become the Chairman and President of Commercial Bank of San Francisco, which grew from $37 million to $180 million under his leadership. After it was sold in 2000, he formed his own consultancy before joining Oakland-based Summit Bank as President. After he left Summit, he formed a group to organize the launch of California Bank of Commerce in Lafayette. From there, he joined PTLA.

"Rarely do you find someone with Rob’s breadth of experience and understanding of the community banking business," said Scott McAdams, Senior Vice President and head of Corporate Banking at Mechanics Bank. "He has led two other community banks and in addition to his lending and real estate expertise, he’s a seasoned banker who understands and enjoys all aspects of our business. Rob brings the maturity and resources to broaden our portfolio into markets well beyond our traditional strength in the contractor business. We’re pleased to have him join us."

A graduate of Stanford University with a MBA from New York University, Mr. Fuller has served as a Steering Committee member for the Bay Area Council, and on the boards of the Russian American Chamber of Commerce and Young Life. He and his wife Laurie reside in Moraga and have a son attending college in Southern California and a daughter attending Campolindo High School.

About Mechanics Bank

For more than a century, Mechanics Bank has been committed to helping people build prosperous communities as a trusted financial partner, forging lasting relationships through teamwork, respect and integrity. The bank has consistently been recognized as one of the Top 100 Corporate Philanthropists in the Bay Area and one of the Top Ten Best Places to Work in 2010 and 2011. The $2.9 billion independent bank, headquartered in Richmond, California, offers personal banking, business banking, trust and wealth management services across Northern California. For more information, please visit www.mechanicsbank.com.

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