Virginia Commerce Bank Announces Key Appointments of Chief Risk Officer and Chief Security Officer

  Virginia Commerce Bank Announces Key Appointments of Chief Risk Officer and
  Chief Security Officer

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ARLINGTON, Va. -- April 23, 2013

In keeping with Virginia Commerce Bank’s commitment to professional
development and in recognition of increased responsibilities and outstanding
performance, we proudly announce the following key promotions:

Christopher J. Ewing was promoted to Chief Risk Officer. This new title is in
addition to Mr. Ewing’s current responsibilities as Executive Vice President,
Chief Operations Officer. Mr. Ewing joined VCB’s Executive Management team in
2011 and has over 28 years of experience in the banking industry, specializing
in strategic planning and project management. He has played a pivotal role in
taking the Bank’s operations and technology systems to a higher level of
sophistication, and his expanded executive oversight will sustain the Bank’s
strong risk management practices.

Wendy M. Dunham was promoted to Chief Security Officer. Ms. Dunham has been
with the Bank since 2003 and has over 25 years of experience in operations,
training, security and fraud prevention.She currently oversees bank security,
information security, loss prevention and, in her new role, will also manage
the Bank’s Facilities Department. She is an active participant on several
corporate committees, including Enterprise Risk Management, Audit and
Technology. Ms. Dunham is also active with the Virginia Bankers Association
(VBA), currently serving in a leadership capacity as Chair of the Security
Committee and is also a member of the VBA’s Enterprise Risk Management

“The Board of Directors and Executive Management are delighted to recognize
the outstanding performance and significant responsibilities of these two
individuals,” commented Peter Converse, President and CEO of Virginia Commerce
Bank. “Chris and Wendy have both played an important role in the development
and execution of VCB’s prudent risk management practices. They will continue
to drive the initiatives that enhance our approach to handling total
institutional risk and ensure that the daily operations of our Company and
value of our stockholders’ investment are safeguarded.”

About Virginia Commerce Bank

Established in 1988, Virginia Commerce Bank (NASDAQ:VCBI) is a full-service,
community bank headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, with over $2.8 billion in
assets. The Bank serves the Northern Virginia and Fredericksburg markets with
twenty-eight branches, a mortgage lending office and a wealth management
services department. For further information about VCB’s many services and a
map of convenient locations, please visit our Web site at


Virginia Commerce Bank
Tricia Ostrander
EVP & Chief Administrative Officer
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