HOUSTON — Sterling Bank, a subsidiary of Sterling Bancshares, Inc. announced today that Michelle Mahfouz has been named Executive Vice President and Manager of Personal Relationship & Business Banking. In this position, she has responsibility for the operation of Sterling Bank's banking centers, its call center, its home equity and home mortgage programs, and small business banking.

"Michelle has a demonstrated expertise in serving the financial needs of the owners of small to medium-sized businesses and their families," said J. Downey Bridgwater, Sterling Chairman, President and CEO. "With her coaching and employee development experience, she'll be a great addition to our team. We're delighted she's chosen to join us."

Prior to joining Sterling Bank, Mahfouz served as Senior Vice President of BBVA Compass' Business Banking Division in Houston. Her previous experience also includes executive positions with Bank of America.

Mahfouz earned a bachelor's degree from Texas A&M University and holds Life & Health Insurance, Series 6, and Series 63 Securities licenses. She is currently attending the Consumer Bankers Association's Graduate School of Retail Bank Management at Furman University in South Carolina./************* DO NOT ALTER ANYTHING BELOW THIS LINE ! **************/var s_code=s.t();if(s_code)document.write(s_code);//-->

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