updated 4/14/2011 10:47:09 AM ET 2011-04-14T14:47:09

BETHESDA, Md., April 14, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- EagleBank congratulates Brad Cohen, Brian Blonder and Paul Harsanyi for their ranking as Scotsman Guide 2010 Top Originators. Six of last year's Top 100 Originators from across the country work in Metro Washington; of these six Top Residential Loan Producers, three are with EagleBank.

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Brad Cohen was ranked #8 nationally in Top Dollar Volume with a total of $190.5 million (513 loans); Brian Blonder was ranked #46 in the same category with a total of $108.4 million (353 loans); and Paul Harsanyi was ranked #72 also in the same category with a total of $89.2 million (218 loans). 

Cohen, Blonder and Harsanyi were ranked among entries from nearly 700 mortgage professionals across the country. To be eligible for initial consideration in Scotsman Guide's Top Originators rankings, originators must have had at least $30 million in loan volume or 100 closed home loans for the 2010 calendar year.

Scotsman Guide, a resource for mortgage originators, released its second annual Top Originators rankings on April 1.  The list, which ranks the nation's top mortgage brokers, originators and bankers, appears in Scotsman Guide's April 2011 residential edition.

"We are very proud of Brad, Brian and Paul for their energy, motivation and success in finding the right mortgage loans for so many satisfied customers," commented EagleBank's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Ronald D. Paul. "And, this is not the first time any of them have been recognized for their outstanding achievements. We are fortunate to have them on our Residential Mortgage Team," he concluded.

"Most impressive is their commitment to great service and an efficient in-house loan processing experience for each borrower.  Excellent customer, builder and realtor relationships bring repeat business and referrals...which result in a phenomenal amount of high-quality mortgage loans, recognition and a chance to help more homeowners," commented Kenneth A. Sonner, Vice President and Sales Manager of EagleBank's Residential Mortgage Lending Division.


Eagle Bancorp, Inc. is the holding company for EagleBank, which commenced operations in 1998. The Bank is headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, and conducts full service banking services through thirteen offices, located in Montgomery County, Maryland, Washington, D.C. and Northern Virginia. The Company focuses on building relationships with businesses, professionals and individuals in its marketplace.

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CONTACT: Ronald D. Paul

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