Dec 12, 2013

Lafayette, California, California Bank of Commerce (OTCBB: CABC), a unique business bank serving the greater San Francisco Bay Area, announced Franklin E. Haggas has joined the Bank as Vice President and Relationship Manager.  Mr. Haggas will be responsible for developing and managing middle-market business relationships in the greater Bay Area.

Mr. Haggas brings over a decade of business banking, relationship management, and business development experience to the Bank.  Most recently, Mr. Haggas was a Vice President and Senior Business Relationship Manager at HSBC, where he was responsible for a portfolio of middle market business clients, providing credit, cash management, and trade finance solutions.  Prior to HSBC, Mr. Haggas was a Vice President and Client Manager at U.S. Bank, where he focused on providing his clients with C&I, CRE and equipment financing solutions.

Mr. Haggas also serves as a board member of TMC Development Working Solutions, a business micro-lender providing the resources, capital, and technical assistance to help underserved small businesses flourish here in the SF Bay Area.   Mr. Haggas is a graduate of San Jose State University where he was the Student Body President in 2000-2001 and skipper of the SJSU sailing team.

“California Bank of Commerce has built a reputation for hiring and retaining experienced, relationship-driven commercial bankers, and Frank’s knowledge and background fit very well with our Bank,” said Terry A. Peterson, President and CEO at California Bank of Commerce.  “Frank also brings expertise that will complement our existing business lines to help CBC expand its commercial banking services,” added Peterson.

“CBC has been an active competitor of mine for several years. I was impressed with the insightful and effective financial solutions the Bank created for business clients. I am now pleased to be part of CBC and look forward to sustaining and expanding our positive impact in the Bay Area business community,” said Franklin Haggas.  

About California Bank of Commerce

California Bank of Commerce was designed and built to provide a unique banking experience for its clients.  The Bank offers a broad range of commercial banking services to closely held businesses and professionals throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.  For more information on California Bank of Commerce and our unique banking experience, call us at (925) 283-2265, or visit us at


Terry A. Peterson
President and CEO

Mark DeVincenzi
EVP Shareholder Relations & CMO
(925) 444-2916

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