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  Business Wire  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 Committee.  “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  Contact:  Virginia Commerce Bank Tricia Ostrander EVP & Chief Administrative Officer 703-633-6120