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Sterling Bancshares promotes Bob S. Smith to EVP

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Houston, Tx., USA - January 8, 2010, Houston, Tx., USA - Sterling Bancshares announced that Bob S. Smith has been named executive vice president and chief credit officer for Sterling Bank.

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Mr. Smith is a veteran commercial banker who has served in various roles during his ten year tenure with Sterling, including Senior Lender, Market CEO, and Regional CEO, as well as serving on the Asset & Liability (ALCO) and Executive Committees. Mr. Smith has more than 29 years of experience in banking operations and management, bank regulation, and financial services.

After earning a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in finance from Baylor University in 1976, Mr. Smith served as a state bank examiner until he joined Allied Bancshares in 1980. Over the next 11 years at Allied Bancshares and First Interstate Bank, Mr. Smith held a series of progressive positions, including Executive Vice President and unit bank board member. At Allied, Mr. Smith managed two subsidiary banks and led workout teams, managing more than $1 billion in problem assets for First Interstate Bank, successor to Allied Bancshares.

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