updated 9/7/2010 2:47:20 PM ET 2010-09-07T18:47:20

SOLON, Ohio, Sept. 7, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Park View Federal Savings Bank announces the appointments of Greg D. Ferrazza to Senior Vice President, Corporate Banking, Mary Ann Stropkay to Senior Vice President and Chief Credit Officer, and Ann P. Wagner to Vice President, Treasury Management.

"I am very pleased to welcome Greg, Mary Ann and Ann to our management team," said Robert J. King, Jr., Park View's President and Chief Executive Officer. "They bring significant talent and expertise that will assist Park View in strengthening its operations, expanding its business lines, and capitalizing on opportunities to increase commercial lending, diversify our deposit accounts and build customer relationships."

Mr. Ferrazza brings over 20 years of credit, retail lending, commercial underwriting and business banking experience to Park View Federal. Most recently, he served as Senior Vice President for Citizens Bank managing commercial loan portfolios and generating new customer relationships. Mr. Ferrazza began his career with United National Bank as a management trainee and worked as a loan officer.  Prior to Citizens, Mr. Ferrazza was with US Bank where he held the positions of Vice President/Business Banking Officer, Vice President–Market Manager/Business Banking and Vice President/Commercial Banking.

Mrs. Stropkay joins Park View Federal with over 15 years of banking experience.  Her most recent position was President and CEO of ShoreBank Enterprise Group in Cleveland, a non-profit business development organization that works in target communities to provide financing and technical assistance.  Mrs. Stropkay began her banking career with National City Bank as a Branch Manager and advanced through the organization in positions and responsibilities that included Vice President/ Project Manager, Senior Vice President/Director of Underwriting, and Senior Vice President/Managing Director, Small Business Credit Services.  Prior to joining ShoreBank Enterprise Group, Mrs. Stropkay was with FirstMerit Bank as Senior Vice President, Private Client Services.

Ms. Wagner comes to Park View Federal with over 20 years of experience. Just prior to joining Park View, Ms. Wagner was Vice President, Treasury Management at Citizens Bank in Cleveland where she supported all lending officers and branch managers in the sale of treasury management services and in new business development.  Ms. Wagner began her career with PNC Bank in Philadelphia, PA as a Commercial Credit Analyst.  After completing PNC's management training program, she served as a Senior Banking Officer.  She accepted a position with CIGNA as a Senior Treasury Consultant and later served as the Assistant Director of CIGNA'S Corporate Treasury Department.  After three years with CIGNA, Ms. Wagner joined Sky Bank in Cleveland as a Treasury Management Officer.

Mr. Ferrazza holds a Bachelor's of Science in Business Administration from the University of Dayton. He is a member of the Board of Trustees/Executive Committee and a Business Plan Coach/Judge for E City (Entrepreneurship: Connecting, Inspiring and Teaching Youth), and serves on the Board of Governors of the Gilmour Academy Alumni Association.

Mrs. Stropkay holds an M.B.A. from Case Western Reserve University and received her Bachelor's of Science from John Carroll University. She serves on the board of directors of MOCA Cleveland (The Museum of Contemporary Art) and the St. Clair Superior Development Corporation.

Ms. Wagner received her M.B.A. in Finance from Drexel University, a B.A. from Trinity College and is a Certified Cash Manager. Ms. Wagner is the 2009 recipient of the YWCA Woman of Professional Excellence award.

Park View Federal is a wholly-owned subsidiary of PVF Capital Corp. and operates 17 full-service offices located throughout the Greater Cleveland area. For additional information, visit our web site at www.myparkview.com.

This press release contains statements that are forward-looking, as that term is defined by the Private Securities Litigation Act of 1995 or the Securities and Exchange Commission in its rules, regulations and releases. The Company intends that such forward-looking statements be subject to the safe harbors created thereby. All forward-looking statements are based on current expectation regarding important risk factors including, but not limited to, real estate values and the impact of interest rates on financing. Accordingly, actual results may differ from those expressed in the forward-looking statements, and the making of such statements should not be regarded as a representation by the Company or any other person that results expressed therein will be achieved.

PVF Capital Corp.'s common shares trade on the NASDAQ Capital Market under the symbol PVFC.

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