Greater Bay Bancorp Appoints Byron Scordelis Chief Operating Officer

Apr 16, 2001, 01:00 ET from Greater Bay Bancorp

    PALO ALTO, Calif., April 16 /PRNewswire/ --
 Greater Bay Bancorp (Nasdaq: GBBK), a financial services holding company,
 announced the appointment of Byron A. Scordelis as Chief Operating Officer.
     "We are very fortunate to have Byron as our new Chief Operating Officer,"
 stated David L. Kalkbrenner, President and Chief Executive Officer of Greater
 Bay Bancorp.  "This is a new position created in response to our tremendous
 growth over recent years.  I am confident that Byron's experience as a senior
 executive of a large bank will prove invaluable to the future success of the
 Company.  Byron will report to me and I look forward to working closely with
 him and the rest of our outstanding management team."
     Mr. Scordelis will also function as President of the Greater Bay Banking
 Group, which is comprised of the Company's 10 banking subsidiaries and its
 business and technology services, trust services and human resources
 divisions.
     Most recently, Mr. Scordelis served as Regional President of the
 San Francisco Bay Area Region and as a Corporate Executive Vice President of
 Wells Fargo Bank.  His responsibilities included the management and
 performance of 235 financial services locations in San Francisco, Marin,
 San Mateo, Santa Clara, Alameda and Contra Costa counties.  These locations
 had deposits and investments totaling $17 billion and a team of approximately
 3,000 employees.  He joined Wells Fargo Bank in 1998 as an Executive Vice
 President in charge of banking activities in seven western states.
     Prior to his career with Wells Fargo Bank, Byron served for nine years as
 the President and Chief Executive Officer of EurekaBank, a $2.3 billion in
 assets financial institution with 36 offices.  He previously served as Senior
 Vice President and the head of Bank of America's Bay Area Region.  In this
 capacity, he was responsible for the overall management of 240 offices with
 approximately 5,000 employees in an area spanning from Contra Costa County to
 San Luis Obispo County.  In total, he has over 26 years of experience in the
 banking industry.
     Greater Bay Bancorp through its ten subsidiary banks, Bank of Petaluma,
 Bank of Santa Clara, Bay Area Bank, Bay Bank of Commerce, Coast Commercial
 Bank, Cupertino National Bank, Golden Gate Bank, Mid-Peninsula Bank,
 Mt. Diablo National Bank and Peninsula Bank of Commerce, along with its
 operating divisions, serves clients throughout Silicon Valley, San Francisco,
 the San Francisco Peninsula, the East Bay Region, the North Bay Region and the
 Central Coastal Region.
 
     Safe Harbor
     This document may contain forward-looking statements that are subject to
 risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially
 from those projected.  For a discussion of factors that could cause actual
 results to differ, please see the publicly available Securities and Exchange
 Commission filings of Greater Bay Bancorp, including its Annual Report on Form
 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2000, and particularly the discussion of
 risk factors within such documents.
     For investor information on Greater Bay Bancorp at no charge, call our
 automated shareholder information line at 800-PRO-INFO (800-776-4636) and
 enter code GBBK.  For international access, dial 201-432-6555.
 
 

SOURCE Greater Bay Bancorp
    PALO ALTO, Calif., April 16 /PRNewswire/ --
 Greater Bay Bancorp (Nasdaq: GBBK), a financial services holding company,
 announced the appointment of Byron A. Scordelis as Chief Operating Officer.
     "We are very fortunate to have Byron as our new Chief Operating Officer,"
 stated David L. Kalkbrenner, President and Chief Executive Officer of Greater
 Bay Bancorp.  "This is a new position created in response to our tremendous
 growth over recent years.  I am confident that Byron's experience as a senior
 executive of a large bank will prove invaluable to the future success of the
 Company.  Byron will report to me and I look forward to working closely with
 him and the rest of our outstanding management team."
     Mr. Scordelis will also function as President of the Greater Bay Banking
 Group, which is comprised of the Company's 10 banking subsidiaries and its
 business and technology services, trust services and human resources
 divisions.
     Most recently, Mr. Scordelis served as Regional President of the
 San Francisco Bay Area Region and as a Corporate Executive Vice President of
 Wells Fargo Bank.  His responsibilities included the management and
 performance of 235 financial services locations in San Francisco, Marin,
 San Mateo, Santa Clara, Alameda and Contra Costa counties.  These locations
 had deposits and investments totaling $17 billion and a team of approximately
 3,000 employees.  He joined Wells Fargo Bank in 1998 as an Executive Vice
 President in charge of banking activities in seven western states.
     Prior to his career with Wells Fargo Bank, Byron served for nine years as
 the President and Chief Executive Officer of EurekaBank, a $2.3 billion in
 assets financial institution with 36 offices.  He previously served as Senior
 Vice President and the head of Bank of America's Bay Area Region.  In this
 capacity, he was responsible for the overall management of 240 offices with
 approximately 5,000 employees in an area spanning from Contra Costa County to
 San Luis Obispo County.  In total, he has over 26 years of experience in the
 banking industry.
     Greater Bay Bancorp through its ten subsidiary banks, Bank of Petaluma,
 Bank of Santa Clara, Bay Area Bank, Bay Bank of Commerce, Coast Commercial
 Bank, Cupertino National Bank, Golden Gate Bank, Mid-Peninsula Bank,
 Mt. Diablo National Bank and Peninsula Bank of Commerce, along with its
 operating divisions, serves clients throughout Silicon Valley, San Francisco,
 the San Francisco Peninsula, the East Bay Region, the North Bay Region and the
 Central Coastal Region.
 
     Safe Harbor
     This document may contain forward-looking statements that are subject to
 risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially
 from those projected.  For a discussion of factors that could cause actual
 results to differ, please see the publicly available Securities and Exchange
 Commission filings of Greater Bay Bancorp, including its Annual Report on Form
 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2000, and particularly the discussion of
 risk factors within such documents.
     For investor information on Greater Bay Bancorp at no charge, call our
 automated shareholder information line at 800-PRO-INFO (800-776-4636) and
 enter code GBBK.  For international access, dial 201-432-6555.
 
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