SHAREHOLDER NOTICE: Brodsky & Smith, LLC Announces an Investigation of Pacific Mercantile Bancorp (Nasdaq – PMBC)

BALA CYNWYD – March 23, 2021 /Access Wire/ – Law office of Brodsky & Smith, LLC announces that it is investigating potential claims against the Board of Directors of Pacific Mercantile Bancorp (“Pacific Mercantile” or the “Company”) (Nasdaq – PMBC) for possible breaches of fiduciary duty and other violations of federal and state law in connection with a merger agreement with Banc of California, Inc. (“Banc of California”) (NYSE – BANC). Under the terms of the agreement, Pacific Mercantile shareholders will receive only 0.50 shares of Banc of California stock for each share of Pacific Mercantile they own.

The investigation concerns whether the Pacific Mercantile Board breached its fiduciary duties to shareholders by failing to conduct a fair process and whether Banc of California is paying too little for the Company.

If you own shares of Pacific Mercantile stock and wish to discuss the legal ramifications of the investigation, or have any questions, you may e-mail or call the law office of Brodsky & Smith, LLC who will, without obligation or cost to you, attempt to answer your questions. You may contact Jason L. Brodsky, Esquire, or Marc L. Ackerman, Esquire at Brodsky & Smith, LLC, Two Bala Plaza, Suite 805, Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004, or call toll free 855-576-4847.

Brodsky & Smith, LLC is a litigation law firm with extensive expertise representing shareholders throughout the nation in securities and class action lawsuits. The attorneys at Brodsky & Smith have been appointed by numerous courts throughout the country to serve as lead counsel in class actions and have successfully recovered millions of dollars for our clients and shareholders. Attorney advertising. Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.