1st Mariner Bancorp Announces Annual Meeting Date

              1st Mariner Bancorp Announces Annual Meeting Date

PR Newswire

BALTIMORE, Oct. 26, 2012

BALTIMORE, Oct. 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --1^st Mariner Bancorp (OTCBB: FMAR),
parent company of 1^st Mariner Bank, announced today that its Annual Meeting
of Stockholders will be held on December 3, 2012, at 1:00 p.m. at First
Mariner Bank, 3301 Boston Street, 2^nd Floor, Baltimore, Maryland. The
Company expects to mail its definitive proxy statement to all stockholders of
record no later than November 9, 2012.

The date of the 2012 Annual Meeting will be more than 30 days after the
anniversary of the 2011 Annual Meeting. As a result, the Company has set the
following deadlines for the receipt of any stockholder proposals.

Stockholder proposals submitted pursuant to Rule 14a-8 under the Securities
Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, for inclusion in the Company's proxy
materials for the 2012 Annual Meeting must be received at the Company's
principal executive offices, 1501 South Clinton Street, Baltimore, Maryland
21224, attention Secretary, no later than the close of business on November
2, 2012, which the Company considers a reasonable time before it begins to
print and send its proxy materials. Such proposals will need to comply with
the rules of the Securities and Exchange Commission regarding the inclusion of
stockholder proposals in the Company's proxy materials, and may be omitted if
not in compliance with applicable requirements.

Stockholders wishing to submit proposals or nominations to be presented
directly at the annual meeting instead of for inclusion in the Company's proxy
statement must follow the submission criteria and deadlines set forth in the
Company's Amended and Restated Bylaws. To be timely in connection with the
2012 Annual Meeting, a stockholder proposal must be received by the Company's
Secretary at its principal executive offices not later than the close of
business on November 5, 2012. This Current Report on Form 8-K constitutes a
"public announcement" for purposes of Section 8 of the Company's Amended and
Restated Bylaws. For more information, please refer to the Company's Amended
and Restated Bylaws, filed as Exhibit 3.1 to the Company's Form 10-Q for the
quarter ended March 31, 2011.

About 1^st Mariner Bancorp

1st Mariner Bancorp is a bank holding Company with total assets of $1.22
billion. Its wholly owned banking subsidiary, 1st Mariner Bank, operates 21
full service bank branches in Baltimore, Anne Arundel, Harford, Howard,
Talbot, and Carroll counties in Maryland, and the City of Baltimore. 1st
Mariner Mortgage, a division of 1st Mariner Bank, operates retail offices in
Central Maryland, the Eastern Shore of Maryland, and portions of Northern
Virginia. 1st Mariner also operates direct marketing mortgage operations in
Baltimore. 1st Mariner Bancorp's common stock is quoted on the OTC Bulletin
Board under the symbol "FMAR". 1st Mariner's Website address is
www.1stMarinerBancorp.com, which includes comprehensive level investor

SOURCE 1st Mariner Bancorp

Website: http://www.1stMarinerBank.com
Contact: Kevin O'Keefe, Weber Shandwick, +1-410-558-2102
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