Howard Bancorp Receives All Regulatory Approvals to Complete Acquisition of 1st Mariner Bank

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Howard Bancorp, Inc. (Nasdaq:HBMD) (“Howard”) announced today that it has received all of the requisite regulatory approvals to finalize its acquisition of 1st Mariner Bank (“1st Mariner”). The transaction is expected to close on February 28, 2018 and 1st Mariner customers will become Howard Bank customers on March 1, 2018.

About Howard Bancorp, Inc.

Howard Bancorp, Inc. is the parent company of Howard Bank, a Maryland-chartered trust company operating as a commercial bank. Headquartered in Ellicott City, Maryland, Howard Bank operates a general commercial banking business through its 13 branches located throughout the Greater Baltimore Metropolitan Area. It had consolidated assets of approximately $1.15 billion at December 31, 2017. Additional information about Howard Bancorp, Inc. and Howard Bank are available on its website at

About 1st Mariner Bank

1st Mariner is a Maryland-chartered trust company operating as a commercial bank headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland through its 14 branches located in Baltimore. Additional information about 1st Mariner Bank is available on its website at It had approximately $989 million in assets at December 31, 2017.

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Business Wire: 17:21 GMT Tuesday 13th February 2018

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